Personal Hygiene Care. Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses

  • ID: 2222518
  • Book
  • 336 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Meeting the hygiene needs of patients is a fundamental aspect of nursing care. This practical and introductory guide outlines and emphasises the nursing skills required to meet the essential personal hygiene care needs of patients in various care settings.

Personal Hygiene Care explores care of the eyes, ears, mouth, nails and hair and provides evidence–based rationales for each procedure. Methods of washing your patient are discussed, and bed–making and patient positioning is explored. Each chapter provides the necessary anatomy & physiology, as well as common conditions, safety issues, privacy & dignity, cultural & religious considerations and infection control issues.

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Assessing Your Patient.

Improving and Maintaining Oral Health.

Care of the Eyes.

Ear Care.

Nail Care and Foot Care.

Hair Care and General Grooming.

Methods of Washing Your Patient.

Making Your Patient′s Bed and Positioning Your Patient.

Appendix I Cultural and religious considerations.

Appendix II Examples of oral health risk assessments.

Appendix III Examples of pressure sore risk assessments

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Lindsay Dingwall
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