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Medical/Surgical Policy & Procedure Manual

Policy & Procedure Guideline Manual
By Janet Stagg MS, RN, CNS
Here it is! This manual contains over 40 comprehensive policies and procedures for the health care professional in the hospital setting. Written to The Joint Commission standards these guidelines can be used to update your existing policies or can be a strong foundation for a new facility. Written in a concise, easy to understand format these policies will become an essential tool for training new employees, or as a review source for employees who have not performed, or assisted in, these procedures recently. It is also useful review tool for nurses returning to the workforce.

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  • Patient Education and Documentation recommendations included with each Policy and Procedure
  • Step by step guidelines provide concise, clear explanations for each procedure and the policies that must accompany that procedure.
  • Helpful tool for nursing programs in developing clinical curriculum.
  • A psychiatric addendum has been added to each procedure to assist in the care of patients with psychiatric diagnoses and to assist psychiatric facilities with med-surg units to develop policies for their patients.
  • Available in convenient, digital format (CD Rom available with purchase of manual).
Table of Contents:
  • Blood Products Administration
  • Blood Transfusion Reaction
  • Insulin Administration
  • IV Central Line
  • Medication Range Orders
  • Saline Lock Insertion and Care
  • Intravenous Fluid Lines
  • IV Tubing Change
  • Moderate Sedation
  • PCA Pump
  • Catheterizations
  • Specimen Urine
  • Continuous Enteral Feeding Via Pump
  • Gastrostomy Tube
  • NG Tubes
  • Vital Signs
  • Elastic Stockings
  • Policy for Use of Side rails
  • Discharge of the Patient
  • Cardiac Resuscitation
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Post Mortem Care
  • Blood Products Type & Crossmatch
  • Blood Glucose
  • Insertion Central Venous Catheter
  • Blood Specimen from Central Lines
  • Adverse Drug Reactions
  • Saline Lock Flush
  • IV Piggybacks
  • Port-a-cath
  • Pain Management
  • Hemodialysis
  • Foley Insertion and Maintenance
  • Calorie Counts
  • Feeding Tube
  • Gastrostomy Tube Care
  • Intake and output
  • Weighing Patients
  • Fall Risk Precautions
  • Seizure Precautions
  • Informing Patients of Unanticipated Outcomes
  • Intubation
  • RN Pronouncement of Death

ISBN#: 1-930450-16-6
130 pages