By Elizabeth Jamieson BSc(Hons) MSc RGN ONC RCT RNT, Janice M. McCall, Lesley A. Whyte BA MPhil RGN DN RNT, Elizabeth Jamieson, Janice McCall, Lesley Whyte
This recognized textual content presents transparent counsel on fifty four nursing practices and methods, prepared in alphabetical order for ease of reference. The methods mirror perform in either sanatorium and group settings and are dependent round the accepted actions of dwelling version of supplying nursing care. each one method includes purpose and data on sufferer schooling, as well as step by step tips.
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The basin should be clean and dry when not in use, being stored inverted in an easily accessible area for the sole use of that Bed Bath 35 patient. The use of abrasive materials to clean plastic wash bowls should be avoided as this roughens the surface, making it easy for micro-organisms to become trapped (Nicol et al 2000). It is recommended that disposable flannels be used as fabric ones become colonised with micro-organisms when left damp (Baker et al 1999a, b). If the patient wishes to use a cloth flannel or a sponge, it should be rinsed in clean water and returned to the back of the patient's locker or to the bathroom, where it can be hung to dry.
Administration of Medicines 19 Whatever the care setting, the nurse should use every opportunity to educate the patient on all aspects of the medication regime. A study carried out by Whyte (1994) found that a personal medication record card significantly increased the amount of information that elderly patients were able to recall about their medication regime. A more structured programme may involve a selfadministration system implemented while the patient is still in institutional care (Fuller 1995).
Bathing and Showering 27 Showering • discuss the arrangements for the shower with the patient to gain consent and co-operation • help to collect and prepare the equipment so that everything is ready for use • help the patient to the shower room. This may include the use of mechanical lifting aids or a wheelchair if the patient has any difficulty with mobilising • help the patient to undress as required, maintaining privacy to respect individuality • help the patient to sit on the shower chair or stool so that there is no danger of falling • adjust the flow of water from the shower to maintain a safe water temperature and gain the patient's approval • help the patient to wash while showering as required so that he or she may have an enjoyable body wash • help the patient to wash his or her hair if required to promote self-esteem • help the patient to dry • proceed as in the guidelines for bathing, above.
Clinical Nursing Practices: Guidelines for Evidence-Based Practice 4th Edition by Elizabeth Jamieson BSc(Hons) MSc RGN ONC RCT RNT, Janice M. McCall, Lesley A. Whyte BA MPhil RGN DN RNT, Elizabeth Jamieson, Janice McCall, Lesley Whyte