Discard equipment or return it to the appropriate area.
Wash your hands.
Complete the laboratory request slip, if not already prepared.
(21) Send the specimen to the laboratory immediately. The specimen
can be destroyed if it is not plated to a culture medium at once.
Record procedure in patient's clinical records.
DA Form 4578, Therapeutic Documentation Care Plan --
SF 510, Nursing Notes.
1 Time, site, and method of specimen collection.
2 Appearance of the patient's wound site and the specimen
3 The patient's tolerance of the procedure.
4 Disposition of the specimen.
5 All patient teaching done and the patient's apparent level of
Maintain the Postoperative Patient's Wound/Nasogastric Drainage
Tubes. The nurse must connect and maintain the tubes to the ordered suction device,
must avoid introduction of microorganisms into wound or drainage system, and must
also avoid dislodging tubes. The procedures are as follow.
Wash hands and assemble all equipment.
(a) Suction unit (Hemovac, electric or wall vacuum continuous unit,
or intermittent suction).
Verify physician's order.
Identify and approach the patient, explain what you are going to do,