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Queensland paediatric emergency nursing skill sheets

These nursing skill sheets cover common procedures and assessment skills for nurses working and caring for children in Queensland Emergency Departments. These skill sheets are designed to be a guide only, always follow your hospitals policies and procedures.

Nursing Skill Sheets
Airway Manoeuvres View PDF

Paediatric Airway Manoeuvres, Head Tilt and chin lift , Jaw thrust, Emergency Nursing Skills

Endotracheal tube taping View videoView PDF

Holding for a Lumbar Puncture: Infant View videoView PDF

Neonate , Infant

Hydration Assessment View videoView PDF

Paediatric Hydration Assesment, Emergency Nursing Skills

Medication Administration - Intramuscular Injection View videoView PDF

Paediatric Intramuscular Injection, Vastus Lateralis, Injection Site, Deltoid , Emergency Nursing Skills

Medication Administration - Salbutamol MDI View videoView PDF

Salbutamol burst, Metered Dose Inhaler, spacer

Nasal High Flow Therapy (NHFT) View videosView PDF

Paediatric Nasal High, Flow Therapy , High flow set up, Emergency Nursing Skills

Nasogastric Tube insertion in children View videoView PDF

Paediatric Nasogastric Tube Insertion, Emergency Nursing Skills, Nasogastric Tube Size

Nasopharyngeal Airway View videoView PDF

Paediatric Nasopharyngeal Airway Insertion,

Nasopharyngeal Suctioning View videoView PDF

Suction Catheter Size

Oropharyngeal Airway View videoView PDF

Paediatric Fluid Bolus View videoView PDF

Paediatric Fluid Bolus, Hypovolaemic shock, Emergency Nursing Skills

Paediatric Intravenous Maintenance Fluids View videoView PDF

IV Fluids

Paediatric Rapid Rehydration View videoView PDF

Primary Survey View videoView PDF

Paediatric Primary Survey, Nursing Primary Survey, Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Disability

Respiratory assessment in children View PDF

Chest Auscultation

Tracheostomy Cares View videos

Trial of Fluids View PDF

Paediatric rehydration

The information contained in the Queensland Paediatric Emergency Care nursing skill sheets are intended for use by nursing staff for information purposes only. The information has been prepared using a multidisciplinary approach with reference to the best information and evidence available at the time of preparation. No assurance is given that the information is entirely complete, current, or accurate in every respect. The nursing skill sheets are not a substitute for clinical judgement, knowledge and expertise, or medical advice. Variation from the nursing skill sheets, taking into account individual circumstances may be appropriate. This does not address all elements of standard practice and accepts that individual clinicians are responsible for the following:

  • Providing care within the context of locally available resources, expertise, and scope of practice.
  • Supporting consumer rights and informed decision making in partnership with healthcare practitioners including the right to decline intervention or ongoing management.
  • Advising consumers of their choices in an environment that is culturally appropriate and which enables comfortable and confidential discussion. This includes the use of interpreter services where necessary.
  • Ensuring informed consent is obtained prior to delivering care.
  • Meeting all legislative requirements and professional standards.
  • Applying standard precautions, and additional precautions as necessary, when delivering care.
  • Documenting all care in accordance with mandatory and local requirements.

Children’s Health Queensland disclaims, to the maximum extent permitted by law, all responsibility and all liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for all expenses, losses, damages and costs incurred for any reason associated with the use of this nursing skill sheet, including the materials within or referred to throughout this document being in any way inaccurate, out of context, incomplete or unavailable.

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Sponsored by the Queensland Emergency Department Strategic Advisory Panel (QEDSAP) in association with Clinical Excellence Queensland.