The PostCare Basic Video Series

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The PostCare™ Basic Video Series


Basic Tasks

Assist with Feeding

How Do You Assist with Feeding? Sometimes after surgery, your patient may need help with feeding. Before serving the food: Make the environment as attractive as possible. Complete any toileting...

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Assist with Shower

How Do You Assist with Giving Someone a Shower? The supplies you will need to have easily accessible in the bathroom include:  Clean clothing Skid-proof plastic bath mat (2) Washcloths (2) Towels...

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Assist with Tub Bath

How Do You Assist with a Tub Bath? The tub bath supplies you will need to have easily accessible in the bathroom include: Clean clothing Skid-proof plastic bath mat 2 washcloths 2 towels Soap...

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Female Perineal Wash

How Do You Give a 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...

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Gloving

How Do You Correctly Use Gloves? Gloving, correct use of disposable, non-sterile gloves helps prevent the spread of infection and protects both the caregiver (you), and the patient (the person...

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Handwashing

Why Is Hand Washing So Important? Germs are present always on your hands and they can be transferred to other parts of your body, to the family member for whom you are caring, your patient, and to ...

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Infection Control in the home

Why is Infection Control in the Home So Important? Germs are present always on your hands and they can be transferred to other parts of your body, to the family member for whom you are caring, your...

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Lavado de manos

¿Por qué es importante el lavado de manos? Este video es sobre la práctica del lavado de manos para eliminar gérmenes y evitar la transmisión de las infecciones. Los gérmenes son bacterias, h...

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Male Perineal Wash

How Do You Give a 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....

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Subcutaneous Injection

How Do You Give a Subcutaneous Injection? A subcutaneous injection is the method used to administer medication under the skin. A short needle is used to inject the drug into the tissue between...

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Use of a Peak Flow Meter

Use of a 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...

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Using a Transfer Belt

How Do You Use 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 ...

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Wound Care

What is the Best Way to Care for a Wound? The equipment you will need to assemble includes:  2 pairs of clean disposable gloves, cleaning solution, small gauze pads for cleaning, large gauze pads...

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