Module 8. Personal Hygiene. Personal Hygiene. It is the nurses responsibility to provide the patient with the opportunity for hygiene. HYGIENE. PART 6-A. Bathing. Purpose of Bathing. Cleansing the skin
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It is the Nurses Role to:
The Nurse enters Mrs. G’s room to do a complete bed bath and she says “I do not want my bath now, I just want to rest”.
What should the nurse do now?
The nurse enters Mr. C’s room to do a complete bed bath and he says “I do not want my bath now, I just want to rest”. You notice that his bed is wet and he was incontinent of urine.
Now what should the nurse do?
the back during the bath.
related to the
care of the genitalia.
Why do oral hygiene?
b. Assistance Needed
*The nurse can help patients maintain good oral hygiene by:
1. Teaching them correct techniques
2. Actually performing for weakened or disabled
See performance checklist in syllabus
Safety is of utmost importance
Harkreader p. 814-815
** If feet and nails are in bad condition– notify doctor so a consult can be ordered with a podiatrist
and roll back onto
tubing to the catheter
twisted and lies over top of leg.
Never allow to make a tight band around the leg.
1. Assessthe lower extremities EVERY SHIFT.
Toe area should have an opening that can be pulled back and the toes and feet assessed for function and any neuro-circulatory problems.
2. Remove ONCE EACH DAY and inspect the feet and toes.
0830 -- Calf length TED hose applied, skin warm and pink with no lesions. Instructed patient in use, verbalized understanding. Stated they felt good
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around the patients leg and secured with velcro.
to an air pump that alternately inflates and deflates the air tubes in the sleeves. The sleeves are inflated in sequence from the bottom of the leg to the top, helping to move venous blood out of the leg veins and toward the heart.
the patients leg on the sleeve
the leg, fasten with velcro
to compression controller
daily and inspect skin
0900 – sequential compression devices placed on both legs set on low. Skin on lower extremities warm, dry, pink. Explained use to patient, verbalized understanding. -----------J. Ward R.N.
0900 – SCD’s in place on both lower extremities. Toes warm and pink, pedal pulses present---------------------------------------------------J. Ward R.N.