In today’s class, the clinical instructor is discussing all about Bed bath, bed shampoo and sponge bath. While the Clinical instructor lectures about bed shampoo, Kayla finds herself engrossed and listening intently. According to the lecture, hair care increases blood flow to the scalp and removes oils and dirt; and clean hair prevents skin irritation […]
You just have received endorsement from the outgoing nurse. You check on the chart and assess your patient. You check the IV lines and IV sites, you check the due medications and if the stock’s enough for the 8-hour shift. You check when the IVF’s will be due. You check the vital signs then record […]
Toxic duty shifts. Time pressure. Work overload. It’s just like this every single day. Nurses get to experience a lot of things in an 8-hour long duty. Exhaustion and pressure tend to mix up, leaving nurses rushing their work. In the clinical setting, a single mistake can lead to one big consequence. Sometimes, it may […]
Preventing pressure sores
Ever experienced waking up from a really good dream and finding some red spots in your face that are painful to touch? Yes, we get those from sleeping in the same position for too long, how about when you stay in the same position for hours, even days for some? Imagine all the pressure you bring about to your skin.
As the cliché goes, “Prevention is better than cure”. This is what we, nurses, always promote. Preventing certain conditions rather than finding cures and treatment plans for them. Not only does this strategy save patients from spending way too much, but we are also saving them from possible complications that may worsen their already fragile health. We have seen how “bothering” bedsores may seem to some immobile patients and how much more unpleasant they might be if left untreated. But are there ways to prevent such from happening? How does one avoid himself from having bedsores?
DEFINITION Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the female reproductive organs. It usually occurs when sexually transmitted bacteria spread from your vagina to your uterus and upper genital tract. Pelvic inflammatory disease may also develop when bacteria travel up a contraceptive device or when bacteria are introduced during gynecologic procedures. Many women who […]
Evisceration of the Eye
– Removal of the entire contents of the eye within the scleral shell.
– The sclera and muscles attached to the sclera remain intact to accommodate prosthesis.
– An indication for evisceration is a hopelessly traumatized eye in a young person with no history of previous eye disease.
– The cosmetic result is superior to the result of enucleation because the extrocular muscles remain attached to the scleral shell, resulting in a moveable implant very similar to that of natural eye movement.