Key points when taking a patient's blood glucose: Place hand in dependent position; Pierce outer; Wipe away first drop of blood; Hold test trip NEXT to the blood drop
Key points about Therapeutic Communication: Avoid asking "Why...?" Ask OPEN ended questions. Don't offer opinion, give false reassurance, or change subject.
Key nursing interventions for patients with Eating Disorders: Supervise before/after meals; Set limits on exercise; Restrict caffeine; Provide rewards for calories consumed.