Procedure Skills

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In order to decide whether or not you are going to do a procedure, consider the indications and contraindications to the procedure.
Procedures, Clinical Reasoning
In order to decide whether or not you are going to do a procedure, consider your own skills and readiness to do the procedure (e.g., your level of fatigue and any personal distractions).
Procedures, Professionalism, Clinical Reasoning
In order to decide whether or not you are going to do a procedure, consider the context of the procedure, including the patient involved, the complexity of the task, the time needed, the need for assistance, and location.
Procedures, Clinical Reasoning, Selectivity
Before deciding to go ahead with the procedure, discuss the procedure with the patient, including a description of the procedure and possible outcomes, both positive and negative, as part of obtaining their consent.
Procedures, Clinical Reasoning, Communication Skills
Before deciding to go ahead with the procedure, prepare for the procedure by ensuring the appropriate equipment is ready.
Procedures, Clinical Reasoning
Before deciding to go ahead with the procedure, mentally rehearse the following:
  • The anatomic landmarks necessary for procedure performance.
  • The technical steps necessary in sequential fashion, including any preliminary examination.
  • The potential complications and their management.
Procedures, Clinical Reasoning
During performance of the procedure:
  • Keep the patient informed to reduce anxiety.
  • Ensure patient comfort and safety always.
Procedures, Patient-Centered Approach
When the procedure is not going as expected, re-evaluate the situation, and stop and/or seek assistance as required.
Procedures, Professionalism, Clinical Reasoning
Develop a plan with your patient for after care and follow-up after completion of a procedure.
Procedures, Professionalism, Patient-Centered Approach
In order to decide whether or not you are going to do a procedure, consider the indications and contraindications to the procedure.
Procedures, Clinical Reasoning
To generate individual key feature specific field notes, click on the procedures link for the desired key feature. To generate a generic field note, select 'other' from the procedure list. To generate field notes for all key features resulting from your search, click on the button at the bottom of the search page.

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