Wound Care

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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 for dressing the wound, adhesive tape, a large sealable plastic bag.

Assist with Tub Bath

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How Do You Assist with a Tub Bath? The supplies you will need to have easily accessible in the bathroom include: Clean clothing Skid-proof plastic bath mat 2 washcloths 2 towels Soap Shampoo Plastic pitcher Skin lotion Comb and brush Disposable gloves Sealable plastic storage bag

Assist with Feeding

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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 needs your patient has. Help your patient wash his hands. Make sure the patient has any dentures, glasses or hearing aids that are used.

Getting Out of Bed After Abdominal or Chest Surgery

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Tips for Getting Out of Bed After Abdominal or Chest Surgery For the first few days when you come home after surgery, it is always best to have a family member or friend help you to get out of bed. Do not get out of bed directly from lying flat. Always sit up in bed for a few minutes.

Assist with Shower

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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 Soap Shampoo Plastic pitcher Skin lotion Comb and Brush Disposable gloves Sealable plastic storage bag

Gloving

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

Handwashing

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How to Correctly Wash Your Hands 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 any clean object that you touch. Hand washing is the single most important way you can prevent infection from occurring and prevent the … Read More

Female Perineal Wash

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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 the body.

Male Perineal Wash

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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.

Subcutaneous Injection

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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 the skin and the muscle.