AHA CPR Videos

BLS for the Healthcare Provider

These video demonstrations of proper CPR technique are provided for reference. Review the Supplemental Materials for more detailed information. All video content and Supplemental Materials below are copyright American Heart Association.

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Ventilation Station

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Ventilation Station

Tracheostomy Suctioning

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Tracheostomy Suctioning Station

Nasopharyngeal and Nasotracheal Suctioning

Purpose

  • Maintain a patient airway.
  • Facilitate air exchange by removing or mobilizing secretions from upper and lower airways.

Applies To

  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses

Equipment/Supplies

  • Suction machine and connector tubing.
  • Gloves (two sterile, or one sterile and one disposable).
  • Sterile suction catheter (size 12-16 Fr. for adult; 6-12 Fr. for child).
  • Sterile normal saline or water (approximately 100ml).
  • Water soluble lubricant.
  • Sterile basin.
  • Oxygen, if needed by client.
  • Nasal or oral airway as indicated.

 

Tracheostomy Care

Tracheostomy Care

Purpose

  • Prevent infection of tracheostomy site to minimize tracheal trauma.
  • Maintain airway patency.

Applies To

  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses

Equipment/Supplies

  • Tracheostomy suction supplies.*
  • Bedside table or workspace.
  • Towel.
  • Hydrogen peroxide.
  • Normal saline.
  • Three 4″ x 4″ gauze pads (or more if stoma has much drainage).*
  • Four cotton-tipped swabs.*
  • Split 4″ x 4″ pad (pre-cut tracheostomy dressing).*
  • Basin.*
  • Small brush.*
  • Tracheostomy ties.
  • Scissors.
  • Two pairs of disposable gloves.*

* If tracheostomy care is to be done with sterile technique, these items must be sterile.
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G-Tube Site Care

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G-Tube site Care Station


Changing a Gastrostomy Tube

 

Purpose

  • Ensure proper replacement of a gastrostomy tube through a gastrostomy opening with minimal discomfort.

Applies To

  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses

Equipment/Supplies

  • Foley catheter (recommended size 22 to 28 Fr. with 5 to 30 ml balloon per physician�s order).
  • 1-inch paper tape.
  • Precut (split) gauze sponge.
  • Two pairs of disposable gloves.
  • 10 to 30 ml syringe.
  • 10 ml syringe catheter-tip or Y-connector.
  • One clamp.

* Note: If the physician orders a tube other than a Foley catheter, the physician is responsible for placement.

 

Tracheostomy Care Station

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Tracheostomy Care Station

Tracheostomy Care

Purpose

  • Prevent infection of tracheostomy site to minimize tracheal trauma.
  • Maintain airway patency.

Applies To

  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses

Equipment/Supplies

  • Tracheostomy suction supplies.*
  • Bedside table or workspace.
  • Towel.
  • Hydrogen peroxide.
  • Normal saline.
  • Three 4″ x 4″ gauze pads (or more if stoma has much drainage).*
  • Four cotton-tipped swabs.*
  • Split 4″ x 4″ pad (pre-cut tracheostomy dressing).*
  • Basin.*
  • Small brush.*
  • Tracheostomy ties.
  • Scissors.
  • Two pairs of disposable gloves.*

 

* If tracheostomy care is to be done with sterile technique, these items must be sterile.

 

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Pediatric Station

Management of the Home Ventilator Portable Battery

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Management of the Home Ventilator Portable Battery

Management of the Home Ventilator – Segment 3

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Management of Home Ventilators


Purpose

  • Provide guidelines for home health nurses and other caregivers who care for ventilator dependent clients.
  • Promote safety in management of high tech care in the home setting.
  • Promote self care in the home.

Applies To

  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses

Guidelines

  • Caregivers who are willing and able to help with client care needs are necessary for discharge to the home setting.
  • Individual manufacturers of home ventilator equipment have handbooks for recommendations on safe use in the home.
  • Prior to discharge the home care team including the home vendor and respiratory therapist participate in establishing the plan.
  • All family and care giving staff must be familiar with ventilator alarms and how to appropriately respond.The client/caregivers are instructed in how to use the manual resuscitation bag.
  • The client/caregivers are instructed in how to use the manual resuscitation bag.
  • A backup electrical or battery source should be available and local utility companies notified of the client home needs.

Equipment/Supplies

  • Ventilator and associated circuits, filters, and tubing.
  • Heated humidifier or cascade.
  • External 12 volt battery and cord.
  • Ambu bag.
  • Disinfectant (as defined in infection control guidelines and policy).
  • Air compressor and tubing for aerosol treatments (see separate procedure).
  • Tracheostomy equipment and supplies.
  • Communication aids.
  • Equipment as needed for bowel, bladder and personal care such as hospital bed, wheelchair, commode and/or bedpan.

 

Management of the Home Ventilator – Segment 2

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Management of the Home Ventilator – Segment 2

Management of Home Ventilators

Purpose

  • Provide guidelines for home health nurses and other caregivers who care for ventilator dependent clients.
  • Promote safety in management of high tech care in the home setting.
  • Promote self care in the home.

Applies To

  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses

Guidelines

  • Caregivers who are willing and able to help with client care needs are necessary for discharge to the home setting.
  • Individual manufacturers of home ventilator equipment have handbooks for recommendations on safe use in the home.
  • Prior to discharge the home care team including the home vendor and respiratory therapist participate in establishing the plan.
  • All family and care giving staff must be familiar with ventilator alarms and how to appropriately respond.The client/caregivers are instructed in how to use the manual resuscitation bag.
  • The client/caregivers are instructed in how to use the manual resuscitation bag.
  • A backup electrical or battery source should be available and local utility companies notified of the client home needs.

Equipment/Supplies

  • Ventilator and associated circuits, filters, and tubing.
  • Heated humidifier or cascade.
  • External 12 volt battery and cord.
  • Ambu bag.
  • Disinfectant (as defined in infection control guidelines and policy).
  • Air compressor and tubing for aerosol treatments (see separate procedure).
  • Tracheostomy equipment and supplies.
  • Communication aids.
  • Equipment as needed for bowel, bladder and personal care such as hospital bed, wheelchair, commode and/or bedpan.