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A Textbook of Nursing Technique

Authors:

Marion L. Vannier and Barbara A. Thompson

A Textbook of Nursing Technique

A manual of this nature is invaluable as an authority for the student nurse and as a reinforcement of classroom teaching, and should be in the possession of every student nurse.

Journal of the American Medical Association

A Textbook of Nursing Technique

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A Textbook of Nursing Technique was first published in 1929 under the title, Nursing Procedures. This second, revised edition was published in 1935. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

An enlarged and completely revised second edition of this manual. The new book’s purpose is the same as that of the earlier one - to assure accuracy in detail by giving a full outline of procedures and to obviate note-taking by student nurses during demonstrations by the instructor.

While based on techniques used in the four associated hospitals of the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, this edition has been made much more general in scope than its predecessor, and will be found of value in all nursing schools.

A Textbook of Nursing Technique

Marion Vannier was director of the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota from 1924-1930.

Barbara A. Thompson was director of nurses at Minneapolis General Hospital.

A Textbook of Nursing Technique

A manual of this nature is invaluable as an authority for the student nurse and as a reinforcement of classroom teaching, and should be in the possession of every student nurse.

Journal of the American Medical Association

A Textbook of Nursing Technique

TABLE OF CONTENTS

LESSON I—CLEANLINESS AND ORDER

Care and hygiene of the ward
Dusting and cleaning
Care of service room
Care of bathroom and lavatory

LESSON II—CLEANLINESS AND ORDER, Continued

Cleaning of a bed after discharge of patient
Removal of stains

LESSON III—CLEANLINESS AND ORDER, Continued

Care of rubber goods and glass utensils
Care and arrangement flof
Care of the linen room

LESSON IV—THE SERVING OF FOOD TO THE SICK

Care of serving room or diet kitchen
Duties of senior nurse on diets

LESSON V—BED-MAKING

The making of an open and closed bed

LESSON VI—BED-MAKING, Continued

The making of an operative or ether bed

LESSON VII—MISCELLANEOUS PROCEDURES

To give a bed pan or urinal
To remove a bed pan
To fill a hot water bottle
To fill an ice cap
The application of binders
To change the gown
To replace upper bedclothes with bath blanket

LESSON VIII—PREPARATION OF THE PATIENT FOR THE NIGHT

LESSON IX—FOR THE COMFORT OF THE PATIENT

To keep a patient from slipping down in bed
To arrange pillows
To move a patient in bed

LESSON X—FOR THE COMFORT OF THE PATIENT, Continued

To lift a patient from a stretcher to a bed
To lift a patient
To carry a patient with one helper
To help a patient walk

LESSON XI—FOR THE COMFORT OF THE PATIENT, Continued

The use of mechanical devices
Fowler's position

LESSON XII—MORNING CARE OF BED PATIENT INCLUDING MAKING THE BED

LESSON XIII—To CHANGE A MATTRESS

To turn a mattress with the patient in bed

LESSON XIV—To MAKE AN AMBULANCE BED

To undress a patient in bed
To dress a patient in bed

NURSING PROCEDURES

LESSON XV—ADMISSION AND DISCHARGE OF PATIENTS

Admission of patients, University Hospital
Discharge of patients, University Hospital
Admission of patients, N. P. B. A. Hospital
Admission of patients, Minneapolis General Hospital
Admission of patients, Miller Hospital
Discharge of patients, Miller Hospital
Care of patient's clothing and valuables, University Hospital
Care of patient's clothing, Minneapolis General Hospital
Care of patient's clothing, Miller Hospital

LESSON XVI—THE BATH

The bed bath
The prevention of bed sores
To assist with a tub bath

LESSON XVII—CARE OF THE MOUTH AND TEETH

General care
Special care of the mouth and teeth

LESSON XVIII—CARE OF THE HAIR

To destroy pediculi
To comb the hair
To give a bed shampoo

LESSON XIX—RESTRAINING PATIENTS

To get a helpless patient up into a chair

LESSON XX—THE EXTERNAL DOUCHE (UNIVERSITY, MILLER, AND N. P. B. A. HOSPITALS)

LESSON XXI—TEMPERATURE, PULSE, AND RESPIRATION

LESSON XXII—OBSERVATION, COLLECTION, AND CARE OF SPECIMENS

Collection and care of specimens, University Hospital
Collection and care of specimens, N. P. B. A. Hospital
Collection and care of specimens, Minneapolis General Hospital
Collection and care of specimens, Miller Hospital
Water and concentration test, Miller Hospital

LESSON XXIII—CHARTS AND CHARTING

Charting, University Hospital
Charting, N. P. B. A. Hospital
Charting, Minneapolis General Hospital
Charting, Miller Hospital

LESSON XXIV—POSITIONS AND DRAPING FOR EXAMINATIONS AND TREATMENTS

LESSON XXV—ENEMATA

Cleansing or evacuating enemata
Carminative enemata
Emollient, sedative, and stimulating enemata
Nutritive and oil enemata
Anthelmintic, antiseptic, astringent, and saline enemata
Enteroclysis, or colon irrigation
Colon irrigation, Minneapolis General Hospital

LESSON XXVI—PROCTOCLYSIS

LESSON XXVII—LOCAL APPLICATIONS FOR THE RELIEF OF INFLAMMATION AND CONGESTION

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Fomentations
Cold compresses for the head

LESSON XXVIII—LOCAL APPLICATIONS FOR THE RELIEF OF INFLAMMATION AND CONGESTION, Continued
Flaxseed poultices
Mustard plasters
Other applications

LESSSON XXIX—THE HOT FOOT BATH

ADVANCED PRACTICAL NURSING

LESSON I—THE ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICINES

Duties of the medicine nurse, Minneapolis General Hospital
Rules for the giving of medicines
Administration by mouth
Administration of suppositories
Inunctions
Inhalations

LESSON II—THE ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICINES, Continued

Administration subcutaneously

LESSON III—EYE, EAR, NOSE, AND THROAT TREATMENTS

Eye irrigations
Administration of eye drops
Application of hot compresses to the eye
Application of cold compresses to the eye
Irrigation of the ear
Mouth and throat irrigation
Nasal irrigations
Nasal irrigation, N. P. B. A. Hospital

LESSON IV—STERILE SUPPLIES AND TRAYS

Preparation of trays and care of articles used, University Hospital
Venepuncture
Typhoid vaccine
The P. S. P. test
To give neosalvarsan
Spinal puncture
Transfusion

LESSON V—STERILE SUPPLIES AND TRAYS, Continued

Hypodermoclysis
Thoracentesis
Abdominal paracentesis

LESSON VI—STERILE FOMENTATIONS

LESSON VII—VAGINAL DOUCHE

LESSON VIII—CATHETERIZATION AND BLADDER IRRIGATION

Female catheterization
Male catheterization
Bladder irrigation

LESSON IX—THE SPONGE BATH

The alcohol sponge

LESSON X—SEDATIVE TREATMENTS

The sedative pack
The sitz bath
NURSING PROCEDURES

LESSON XI—THE HOT PACK

LESSON XII—TEST MEALS, LAV AGE, AND GAVAGE

Lavage
Ewald, Hawdek, and fatty meals, N. P. B. A. Hospital
Gastric expression
Fractional gastric expression
Duodenal catheterization
Gavage
Nasal gavage

LESSON XIII—THE CARE OF THE ISOLATED PATIENT

The care of the isolated patient, University Hospital
The care of the isolated patient, N. P. B. A. Hospital
The theory of aseptic technique, Minneapolis General Hospital
The care of the isolated patient, Miller Hospital

LESSON XIV—THE CARE OF THE DEAD

APPENDIX A—DUTIES OF THE NIGHT NURSE
Day and night reports, University Hospital
Duties of the 11 o'clock nurse, University Hospital
Duties of the night nurse, University Hospital
Order of night and day reports, N. P. B. A. Hospital
Duties of the night nurse, N. P. B. A. Hospital
Duties of relief and night nurses, Minneapolis General Hospital
Routine for night nurses, Miller Hospital
APPENDIX B—OPERATIVE ROUTINE
Preoperative routine, University Hospital
Postoperative routine, University Hospital
Eye operations
Throat operations
Preparation of gynecology cases, University Hospital
Directions for area to be prepared for various operations, University Hospital
Routine for general anesthesia, N. P. B. A. Hospital
Directions for area to be prepared for various operations, N. P. B. A. Hospital
General preparation of patient for operation, Minneapolis General Hospital
Local preparation for operations, Minneapolis General Hospital
Postoperative care of patients, Minneapolis General Hospital
Preparation of patients for operation, Miller Hospital
Postoperative care of patients, Miller Hospital
Diet for operative cases
APPENDIX C—RULE ADOPTED BY STUDENTS' WORK COMMITTEE
APPENDIX D—RATING SCALE FOR STUDENTS

Directions for using rating scale

INDEX