Assist with Shower
Ensure that the bathroom is pleasantly warm, around 70. Place the skid-proof plastic bath mat in the tub. Test the temperature of the water with your hand.
Assist with Tub Bath
Ensure that the bathroom is pleasantly warm, around 70 degrees. Place the skid-proof plastic bath mat in the tub and fill one-third of the tub with warm water.
Assisting with Feeding
Sometimes after surgery, your patient may need help with feeding. If your patient is able to get out of bed, help him sit at the table in a straight-backed chair so that the table top is at a comfortable height.
Getting Out of Bed After Abdominal or Chest Surgery
When taking care of this male external urine collecting system, the responsibilities of you or the caregiver are to, replace the condom sheath every 24 hours, wash and dry the penis, inspect the skin of the penis for soreness
The gloves used most often are made of latex, are powder-free and are easy to put on and take off. They are used once only and then discarded. Gloves should always be worn if contact is likely to occur with...
Germs are present always on your hands and they can be transferred... By washing your hands correctly... Handwashing takes a minimum of 10-15 seconds. The friction generated by rubbing your hands together...
Female Perineal Wash
Once each day, or according to your doctor's instructions, you will need to clean the urethral meatus - the opening where the catheter enters the body. The procedure to do this is as follows. Wash and dry your hands.
Male Perineal Wash
Once each day, or according to your doctor's instructions, you will need to clean the urethral meatus, the opening where the catheter enters the body. The procedure to do this is as follows. Wash and dry your hands.
The goal is to inject into the subcutaneous tissue between the top layer of the skin, the dermis and the underlying muscle layer. Your doctor or nurse will advise you which areas of the body to use for your injections.
Use of Peak Flow Meter
A Peak Flow Meter is an inexpensive, portable, hand-held device. Your doctor or nurse will advise you which make and type to use. The device measures how hard and quickly you can blow air out of your lungs.
Using a Transfer Belt
The key to safely helping a frail or weak patient out of bed is to use a transfer belt. This is a heavy canvas belt, 2 to 3 inches wide. It can be purchased at your surgical supply store..
The first step is to remove the old dressing loosen the edges of the tapes and peel the tapes off the skin by pulling them towards the wound, keeping the skin taut with the other hand. Discard the dressing and tapes into the plastic bag.
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