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Lifting and Moving Patient from Bed

(To stretcher or vice versa) Method I: (When patient is strong) Replace the top sheet with blanket. Draw the patient to the side of the bed. Place stretcher parallel to bed. Steady stretcher and let patient roll or side over on it. Method II: (With the help of the patient and nurse assisting: Replace the […]

Evening Care of Patient

I. Purpose To refresh the patient and prepare line him for sleep To promote muscular relaxation To prevent bedsore II. Preparation of Patient and Environment A try containing: Basin of warm water Alcohol 70% Soap in soap dish Talcum powder Hair comb or brush Bath towel & wash cloth Pitcher of warm water Mouth wash […]

Care of the Mouth and Teeth

I. Purpose To prevent bacterial infection. To prevent formation of sores. To promote cleanliness, comfort and health. To enable the patient to articulate distinctly thus requiring less effort make himself understood. II. When to wash the Mouth After waking up in the morning. After meals. At bed time. In accordance with doctor’s order.

Care of the Back

After bathing and drying the back, it should be massaged or rubbed thoroughly. I. Purpose To stimulate the circulation and give general relief. To prevent bedsore To give comfort to the patient. II. Equipment Alcohol 25% Talcum powder Bath towel

Care of the Hair

I. Purpose To ass to the comfort of the patient. To remove tangles from the hair. To preserve or keep the hair in good condition during illness. To observe the presence of lice without the patient’s being aware of it. To prevent infection. II. Equipment Patient’s bath towel Hair comb Hairbrush Vaseline Clips Rubber bands […]

Making an Occupied Bed

Purpose To change the linen with the least possible disturbance to the patient. To draw or fix the sheets under the patients very firmly so that it would not wrinkle. To remove crumbs from the bed. To make patient feel comfortable. Equipments Necessary linen. Tray for stripping and airing. Laundry bag or hamper