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Hygiene Assisting with Elimination Hygiene & Peri-care Mouth care, Hair care, & Shaving Backrub Assisting with Elimination Bedpans - metal or plastic Regular versus fracture bedpan Urinals - male to void. Urinals for females, but not common

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hygiene

Hygiene

Assisting with Elimination

Hygiene & Peri-care

Mouth care, Hair care, & Shaving

Backrub

assisting with elimination
Assisting with Elimination
  • Bedpans - metal or plastic
  • Regular versus fracture bedpan
  • Urinals - male to void. Urinals for females, but not common
putting someone on a bedpan
Putting Someone on a Bedpan
  • Provide privacy - close door, pull curtain
  • Siderail up on opposite side
  • Supine or recumbent position
  • Raise buttocks or roll onto pan
  • Elevate HOB, raise near siderail, call light/toilet tissue, leave alone if able
  • Use gloves, remove pan opposite way, wipe genitals
  • I&O, specimens, discard, wash hands, lower bed
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Hygiene
  • Maintaining personal hygiene is necessary for an individual’s health, comfort, safety, & sense of well-being
  • Consider the client’s normal grooming routine
  • Convey sensitivity & respect for the person’s personal beliefs & habits
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Assess the client’s physical and cognitive status to determine specifically what aspects of hygiene can be performed independently, those that require some assistance, and those that require total assistance.
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Bathe body parts when soiled - incontinent, wound drainage, diaphoresis
  • Long term care - bath day once/week, complete bath, otherwise a partial bath done daily
  • Also, an excellent opportunity to conduct physical assessment
bathing
Bathing
  • Complete bedbath - washing whole body in bed
  • Partial bedbath - face, hands, axillae, perineum (or peri-care) & a backrub
  • Tub bath - immersed in water. Do not leave unattended, disinfect tub following
  • Shower - standing or shower chair
  • Shampooing in bed - use a hair trough
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Bag bath – contains several soft cotton cloths that are premoistened in a solution of no-rinse cleanser & emollient. Easy to use, reduced time bathing, patient comfort
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Am care - ready for breakfast: void, wash face & hands, brush teeth/dentures in
  • Pm care - relax for the night: void, wash face & hands, brush teeth/take out dentures, straighten bed linens, backrub
highlights of the bedbath
Highlights of the Bedbath
  • Maintain safety, use siderails
  • Undress unaffected 1st; dress affected 1st
  • Bath blanket - for privacy & warmth
  • Include ROM
  • Washmitt - retains heat, broad surface area
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Eyes 1st - inner to outer canthus
  • No soap on face
  • Wash farthest then nearest OR go around the bed
  • Long firm strokes distal to proximal
  • Wash, rinse, & dry
  • Change water when cold, dirty, soapy, after feet, before perineum
  • Gloves for mouth care & perineum
  • Use deodrant, makeup as per client’s wishes
  • Promote client independence
peri care
Peri-Care
  • Washing of the genitals or perineum
  • Incontinent clients need frequent peri-care due to risk of skin breakdown
  • No baby powder or cornstarch - no medicinal properties & can cake. Use vaseline or zincoxide instead
procedure for peri care
Procedure for peri-care
  • Explain in words they will understand, “wash between your legs”
  • Privacy, gloves, dorsal recumbent position, waterproof pad
  • Wash with warm water & soap, separate the labia of female as you clean, begin at tip of penis & move down the shaft in male; rinse & dry
catheter care
Catheter Care
  • Clean perineum as per usual & down the first 5-10cm of the catheter away from the urethral meatus to remove encrustations.
  • No lotions or powders
  • Keep collection bag off the floor to avoid m.o., but below the level of the bladder to prevent reflux
  • Empty bag q8hr or when 1/2 full
  • Encourage fluids to flush out bladder
changing an attends
Changing an Attends
  • Do not refer to as a diaper!!
  • Peri-care done when changing the Attends
  • Check lines on outside - will change color when wet
  • Mark date & time on outside of Attends
mouth care
Mouth Care
  • Structures in oral cavity must receive regular hygiene to remain healthy
  • Healthy teeth & mouth influence client’s ability to eat, swallow, digest, & even speak
  • In older adults, often neglected, however older adults have greatest tooth loss due to dental caries
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Toothbrushing with a soft-bristle toothbrush daily, after each meal & at bedtime
  • Dental flossing eliminate bacteria, reduce plaque, & reduce bacteria & plaque near gum line
  • Mouth care q1-2hr may be needed in the unconscious, on O2, or mouth breathers. Secretions on tongue dry & leads to odor & stomatitis
  • Use K-basin, towel, & glass of water
mouth care on unconscious client
Mouth Care on Unconscious Client
  • Depend on nurses for their oral care
  • At risk for an altered oral cavity - may not eat/drink by mouth, mouth breathers, on O2 therapy - all are drying to oral mucosa
  • Risk for aspiration - check gag reflex. May need suction apparatus at the bedside
procedure for mouth care on an unconscious client
Procedure for mouth care on an unconscious client
  • Sidelying with head turned towards mattress
  • Towel under head, emesis basin under chin, padded tongue depressor
  • Brush with toothbrush or toothettes moistened with diluted mouthwash
  • Suction if necessary
  • Water soluble jelly to the lips
care of dentures
Care of Dentures
  • Clean as often as regular teeth
  • Place cloth in bottom of sink, brush as you would teeth, rinse & return to client or store in cup of tepid water.
  • If left out of water, will dry & warp
  • Be sure denture cup is labeled
  • Should be removed atnight to give gums a rest & prevent buildup of bacteriaunderneath
hair care
Hair care
  • Hair & its cleanliness is important to a person’s body image
  • Use a hair trough in the bed. Place padding/towels under the client’s neck
  • Wash & rinse as per usual
shaving
Shaving
  • Men without beards usually shave daily
  • Never shave off a beard or moustache without client consent
  • Often electric razors are used - no chance of cutting the skin
  • In older adults, will need to pull skin taught & move in a downward direction
backrub
Backrub
  • Helps to relax muscles, decrease stress & anxiety, & stimulate circulation
  • Done as part of the bath and/or at bedtime
  • Use lotion - moisturizes & decreases friction on the skin. Alcohol used in the past, however is drying to the skin.
  • Warm lotion between your hands or under hot water
technique for a backrub
Technique for a Backrub
  • Long smooth flowing movements over the back to relax
  • Kneading motions to relax tight muscle groups
  • Circular motions to stimulate circulation to an area (esp. for bedridden clients)
  • Time required - 3-5min
  • Caution - do not massage over reddened areas, massage around to stimulate blood flow