Algorithm for IV fluid therapy in adults. Source : NICE ( ). Reproduced with permission from NICE ( www.nice.org.uk/cg174 ).
Decision tree for nasogastric tube placement checks in adults (NPSA ). Source : NPSA ( ). © Crown copyright. Reproduced under the Open Government Li...
Cumulative data for SHOT categories 1996/7–2013, n=13,141. Source : Adapted from Bolton‐Maggs et al. (2014). Reproduced with permission from SHOT ( w...
Measure between the point of the elbow (olecranon process) and the midpoint of the prominent bone of the wrist (styloid process).
Measuring for a nasogastric tube: measure from the patient's ear lobe to the bridge of the nose.
Example of a fluid balance chart.
X‐radiograph of a correctly inserted nasogastric tube. Source : PPSA ( ). Reproduced with permission from the ECRI Institute ( www.ecri.org.uk ).
Blood pack labelling.
Identify the midpoint between the two points.
Measuring for a nasogastric tube: measure from the ear lobe to the bottom of the xiphisternum.