Online Edition: List of Procedures

Abdominal examination
Abdominal paracentesis
Acupucture: preparation and administration
Arterial blood gas sampling: arterial cannula
Arterial cannula insertion: preparation and setting up of monitoring set
Arterial cannula: removal
Arterial puncture: radial artery
Artificial eye care: insertion
Artificial eye care: removal
Aseptic technique example: changing a wound dressing
Assisting the patient to walk
Bedbathing a patient
Blood component administration 16
Blood components: collection and delivery to the clinical area
Blood cultures: central venous access device
Blood cultures: peripheral (winged device collection method)
Blood glucose monitoring
Blood pressure measurement (manual)
Blood product request
Blood sampling: antimicrobial drug assay
Blood sampling: pre-transfusion
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Cardiovascular examination
Care of a patient who is vomiting
Care of the patient during bladder irrigation
Caring for the patient in the anaesthetic room
Central venous access devices: taking a blood sample for syringe sampling
Central venous access devices: taking a blood sample for vacuum sampling
Central venous access devices: unblocking an occlusion
Central venous catheter (skin-tunnelled): surgical removal
Central venous catheter: insertion site dressing change
Cervical uterine smear using a wooden spatula
Cervical uterine smear using an endocervical brush
Cervical uterine smear using liquid-based cytology
Checking the balloon volume on a balloon gastrostomy
Chest drain: changing the bottle
Chest drain: insertion
Chest drain: priming ambulatory chest drain bag
Chest drain: removal
Chest drainage: suction
Clip removal
Closed drainage systems: changing a vacuum bottle, e.g. Redivac
Commencing bladder irrigation
Commode use: assisting a patient
Contact lens removal: hard lenses
Contact lens removal: soft lenses
Continent urinary diversion stoma: self-catheterization
Continuous positive airway pressure
Digital rectal examination
Digital removal of faeces
Donning a sterile gown and gloves: closed technique
Donning sterile gloves: open technique
Drainage systems: changing the dressing around the drain site for both open and closed drains
Dressing a wound
Early mobilization of the patient in bed
Electrocardiogram
Enema administration
Enteral feeding tubes: administration of feed
Enteral feeding tubes: administration of medication
Enteral feeding tubes: unblocking
Entonox administration
Epidural/intrathecal catheter removal
Epidural/intrathecal exit site dressing change
Epidural/intrathecal sensory blockade: assessment
Extravasation management: peripheral cannula
Extravasation: performing flush-out following an extravasation
Eye irrigation
Eye swabbing
Faecal sampling
Feeding an adult patient
Fluid input: measurement
Fluid output: measuring output from drains
Fluid output: monitoring output from bowels
Fluid output: monitoring output from gastric outlets, nasogastric tubes, gastrostomy
Fluid output: monitoring output from stoma sites
Fluid output: monitoring/measuring output if the patient is catheterized
Fluid output: monitoring/measuring output if the patient is not catheterized
Hand decontamination using alcohol handrub
Hand washing
Handover in post-anaesthetic care unit: scrub nurse/ODP to recovery practitioner
High-flow oxygen therapy
Humidification for respiratory therapy
Implanted ports: insertion and removal of non-coring needles
Inserting an intraosseous needle
Insertion of a nasogastric (NG) drainage tube
Jejunostomy feeding tube care
Log rolling for suspected/confirmed cervical spinal instability
Log rolling for suspected/confirmed thoracolumbar spinal instability
Lumbar puncture
Measuring the weight and height of the patient
Medication: administration by inhalation using a metered dose inhaler
Medication: administration by inhalation using a nebulizer
Medication: continuous infusion of intravenous drugs
Medication: controlled drug administration
Medication: ear drop administration
Medication: eye administration
Medication: injection (bolus or push) of intravenous drugs
Medication: injection administration
Medication: intermittent infusion of intravenous drugs
Medication: intradermal injection
Medication: intramuscular injection
Medication: multidose vial: powder preparation using equilibrium method
Medication: multidose-vial: powder preparation using a venting needle
Medication: nasal drop administration
Medication: oral drug administration
Medication: self-administration
Medication: single-dose ampoule: powder preparation
Medication: single-dose ampoule: solution preparation
Medication: subcutaneous administration using a McKinley T34 syringe pump
Medication: subcutaneous infusion of fluids
Medication: subcutaneous injection
Medication: topical applications
Medication: transdermal applications
Medication: vaginal administration
Midline catheter insertion
Mouth care for the patient with dentures
Mouth care
Moving from sitting to standing: assisting the patient
Nasogastric intubation with tubes using an introducer
Nasopharyngeal wash: syringe method
Nasopharyngeal wash: vacuum-assisted aspirate method
Negative pressure wound therapy
Nephrostomy tube: removal of locking pigtail drainage system
Nephrostomy tube: weekly dressing and bag change 167
Neurological observations and assessment
Operating theatre procedure: maintaining the safety of a patient while undergoing surgery
Oxygen therapy
Pain assessment
Peak flow reading using a manual peak flow meter
Penile sheath application
Percutaneous endoscopically placed gastrostomy (PEG) tube care
Peripheral cannula insertion
Personal care after death
PICC insertion using modified Seldinger technique with ultrasound
PICC removal
Positioning for suspected/confirmed cervical spinal instability: pelvic twist to right
Positioning the neurological patient with tonal problems
Positioning the patient to maximize V/Q matching for widespread pathology in a self-ventilating patient
Positioning the patient to maximize V/Q matching with unilateral lung disease in a self-ventilating patient
Positioning the patient: in a chair/wheelchair
Positioning the patient: lying down to sitting up
Positioning the patient: side-lying
Positioning the patient: sitting in bed
Positioning the patient: supine
Positioning the pre-operative and post-operative amputation patient
Positioning the unconscious patient or patient with an airway in supine
Positioning the unconscious patient or patient with an airway in side-lying
Positioning to maximize the drainage of secretions
Pre-operative care: checking that the patient is fully prepared for surgery
Protective isolation: entering the isolation room
Protective isolation: preparing the room
Pulse measurement
Putting on and removing a disposable apron
Putting on and removing a disposable mask or respirator
Putting on and removing non-sterile gloves
Putting on or removing goggles or a face shield
Radiologically inserted gastrostomy (RIG) tube care
Removal of a nasogastric tube
Removal of a nasogastric tube
Removal of T-fasteners
Removing an intraosseous needle
Respiratory assessment and pulse oximetry
Respiratory examination
Safe disposal of foul, infected or infested linen
Safe management of the patient in the PACU
Semen collection
Short-term central venous catheter (non-cuffed/tunnelled) insertion into the internal jugular vein
Short-term central venous catheter (non-cuffed/tunnelled): removal
Slipper bedpan use: assisting a patient
Source isolation: entering the isolation room
Source isolation: leaving the isolation room
Source isolation: preparing an isolation room
Source isolation: transporting infected patients outside the source isolation area
Sputum sampling
Step-by-step guide to measuring and applying antiembolic stockings
Stoma bag change
Stoma bridge or rod removal
Stoma siting
Suppository administration
Surgical scrub technique
Suture removal
Suturing a simple wound
Swab sampling: ear
Swab sampling: eye
Swab sampling: nose
Swab sampling: penis
Swab sampling: rectum
Swab sampling: skin
Swab sampling: throat
Swab sampling: vagina
Swab sampling: wound
Temperature measurement
Tracheostomy: dressing change
Tracheostomy: inner cannula change
Tracheostomy: suctioning a patient
Tracheostomy: tube change
Urinalysis: reagent strip procedure
Urinary catheter bag: emptying
Urinary catheter removal
Urinary catheterization: female
Urinary catheterization: intermittent self-catheterization patient guidance: male
Urinary catheterization: intermittent self-catheterization patient guidance: female
Urinary catheterization: male
Urine sampling: 24-hour urine collection
Urine sampling: catheter specimen of urine (CSU)
Urine sampling: midstream specimen of urine: female
Urine sampling: midstream specimen of urine: male
Urine sampling: sampling from an ileal conduit
Vascular access devices: maintaining patency
Venepuncture
Washing a patient's hair in bed
Wound drain removal: closed drainage system, e.g. Robinson's drain, Redivac or concertina drain
Wound drain shortening for closed drainage systems, e.g. Robinson's drain
Wound drain shortening for open drainage systems, e.g. Penrose, Yates or corrugated