Heat and Cold Application. Prepared by : Salwa Maghrabi Teacher Assistant Nursing Department. OUTLINES. Definition of heat and cold application Heat Application , Cold Application Contraindications to Use Heat and Cold. Appling heat and cold .
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A therapy applied to body part for local and systemic effect
Heat ApplicationIndications of Heat application :1- Ache and pain 2- Comfort and relief .3- Client with musculoskeletal problem .Cold ApplicationCold application is most often used for sport injury .
1- the first 24 hour after traumatic injury .
2- Active hemorrhage .
3- Noninflamatory edema.
4- Localized malignant tumor .
5- Skin disorder .
6- Open wound.
7- Allergy or hypertensive to cold .
Immediately after injury or surgery .
Impaired Mental Status
2 forms of application
1- Do not insert sharp object.
2- Ensure the body area are dry.
3- Use pads with a preset heating switch .
4- Do not place the pad under the client .