Venepuncture is to get access into the vein for collecting blood or infusing fluids.  Equipment Clean tray Tourniquet Alcohol swabs/ Chlorhexidine swabs Cannula ( multiple) Connecter which has been flushed with sterile normal saline Sterile Adhesive plaster Specimen containers (vials), blood culture bottles Non sterile gloves Apron Sharps bin Assistants to help and distract the […]

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Irrigation of the eye is necessary to clean the eye and occasionally remove foreign bodies or any irritation of the eye.  Equipment required Sterile dressing pack Sterile normal saline or sterile water for irrigation Towel Plastic cape Irrigating flask Warm water to warm the irrigating fluid before instillation Anaesthetic drops Receiver bowl Procedure Explain the […]

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Eye ointment provides long lasting effect, hence more useful during night applications.  Equipment required to install ointment to eye- Sterile dressing pack Sterile normal saline for eye irrigation Eye Ointment Procedure Explain the procedure to the parent and the child Calm the child. Make sure you have good light in the room Get the child […]

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Equipment required Sterile dressing pack Sterile normal saline for eye irrigation Eye drops Procedure Explain the procedure to the parent and the child Calm the child. Make sure you have good light in the room Get the child to sit on the parents lap or beside the parent comfortably Wash your hands with soap and […]

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There are two main types of contact lens a) Hard contact lens Procedure- Explain the procedure to the parent and the child Calm the child. Make sure you have good light in the room Get the child to sit on the parents lap or beside the parent comfortably Wash your hands with soap and water […]

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Swabbing the eye is important to take cultures of the eye discharge or to clean eyes. Equipment required Sterile dressing pack Sterile swab Procedure Explain the procedure to the parent and the child Calm the child. Make sure you have good light in the room Get the child to sit on the parents lap or […]

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The main aim of first aid during aspiration episode is to thrust the abdomen/ chest upwards and inwards so that the air in lungs, pushes the foreign body Any episode of coughing/ choking with bluish discoloration or loss of consciousness should be assumed as aspiration . If the child can cough and bring it out […]

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Winding is patting the baby’s back to help burp the swallowed air. This can be done midway during feeds and after the feed. Some baby may bring out little milk as well during winding, this is normal if there are no other concerns with the baby Some babies may burp and some may not METHOD […]

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Remember- the milk in the bottle needs to be warmed to room temperature or an acceptable warm temperature before feeding especially if it was stored in the fridge. You can check the temperature by putting a few drops on your wrist To feed the child first carry the baby on your non-dominant hand such that […]

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