Infection Control in the home

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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 patient, and to any clean object that you touch. During recovery from surgery, the surgical incision itself is a potential point of entry … Read More

Lavado de manos

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¿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, hongos y virus que causan enfermedades e infecciones. Son tan pequeños que no se pueden ver.

Handwashing Guidelines

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Why Is Handwashing Important? This video is about washing your hands to get rid of germs so that you don’t spread infection. Germs are bacteria, yeast and viruses that cause sickness and infection. They are so small you can’t see them.

Assist with Tub Bath

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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 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 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.

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 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? 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 receiving care).

Handwashing

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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 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