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

Characteristics and Purpose of Nursing Research

Characteristics of Nursing Research It involves the gathering of new and existing data from new sources or first-hand information. It is directed toward the solution of the problem. It is analytical. It is characterized by carefully designed procedures in collecting data and rigorous analysis in interpreting them. It emphasizes the development of generalizations, principles, and […]

Making an Unoccupied Bed

Objectives of Making an Unoccupied Bed To meet the patient’s need by providing a safe comfortable bed. For neatness and tidiness. Principles of Bedmaking: (Techniques vary but principles are the same). Have everything ready on hand before starting. Remember that the bed is made for use, for durability and comfort and that it should have […]