Patient's hygiene care
Brought to you by:
Content written by:
9 June 2021 at 2:45:09 am
For patients who are unable to clean themselves, they may experience discomfort and itchiness. Moreover, we will have to do daily dressing for certain injuries to ensure the wound can recover faster.
1) If a patient's condition restricts the use of their hands, we will help them;
i) Shower and ensure they are properly dried before wearing a new set of clothes. Some tips include;
- Cleaning groin area to prevent yeast from forming that cause rash
- If patient suffer chemical burns on the body, they have to shower every hour
ii) For patients with long nails, we help them wear a form of padded protection/restraint around their hands to prevent them from scratching themselves
iii) Maintain ear and nose hygiene
iv) Maintain oral hygiene by brushing their teeth
v) Assist the patient to the toilet when necessary to prevent any risk of falling
2) If patient is wounded and with a dressing;
i) We will assess the wound's condition, clean the wound and replace the old dressing with a new one based on the doctor's advice. This promotes wound healing.
ii) As the patient is lying on the bed for a prolonged period, the wound can be worsened when pressure is applied. To prevent the formation of pressure ulcers, we will turn the patient from side to side at different timings.
iii) Keep the wound dry during showering by covering the wound with a waterproof material to prevent any waterborne infection.
Always raise your concern to management if patient shows signs of sexual harassment. Proper replacement and actions will be taken to ensure you are protected.
You may also like
We did our best to provide you with thought-through content. However, there lies a possibility of variation we might not capture. It is your responsibility to consider before taking our advice for action. As a continuous improvement, this page will be updated whenever a new insight is visible to us.
If you wish to contribute, kindly contact us by clicking here!