Strategies to Prevent Pressure Sores

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?

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

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

Evisceration of the Eye

Definition

- Removal of the entire contents of the eye within the scleral shell.

Discussion
- 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.

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Correcting Misconceptions about the Nurses and The Profession

Correcting Misconceptions about the Nurses and The Profession

Over the years, a lot of myths about nursing have been brewing around the globe. People have regarded nursing with some mistaken notions and have never even bothered to verify the truth about what they believe in. Below are some misconceptions of the general public about nurses and the nursing profession and some insights on what nursing really is.

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What you need to know about the HAAD exam

Nurse Matt has been contemplating a lot of things lately. It has been his lifelong dream to work as a nurse outside the country, especially United Arab Emirates. Oh UAE, how he longs to see that beautiful country, to stroll around the busy streets and appreciate its wonders. Dubai. Someday, he will go there, someday, […]

Suctioning Techniques

Suctioning Techniques Overview

Suctioning is a procedure done in order to assist in the removal of bronchial secretions that cannot be expectorated by the patient spontaneously. It is a shared procedure between the Respiratory Care and the Nursing service and may be done on a PRN basis.

Usually it is indicated if there are secretions visibly present in tube orifice, there are coarse tubular breath sounds on auscultation in a patient who is unable to cough or without artificial airway in place, and for patients with an artificial airway.