A sternal rub is a technique used to assess the heart rate. The nurse places their hands on either side of the patient’s sternum and rubs in a brisk manner. This will cause the heart to beat faster and can be used to count the number of heartbeats per minute.
The term Duty to Act is a legal term that defines an individual or organization’s legal requirement to take action to prevent harm to a person or the community as a whole.
Pinpoint pupils are pupils that remain very small even in bright light. They can signify many issues, including drug use, poisoning, or a hemorrhage.
SAMPLE, a mnemonic or memory device, is used to gather essential patient history information to diagnose the patient’s complaint and make treatment decisions.