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To conserve patient’s energy and maintain current health status 110 Basic Clinical Nursing Skills Anesthetic bed: is a bed prepared for a patient recovering from anesthesia ⇒ Purpose: to facilitate easy transfer of the patient from stretcher to bed Amputation bed: a regular bed with a bed cradle and sand bags ⇒ Purpose: to leave the amputated part easy for observation Fracture bed: a bed board under normal bed and cradle ⇒ Purpose: to provide a flat cheap tamoxifen 20 mg mastercard, unyielding surface to support a fracture part Cardiac bed: is one prepared for a patient with heart problem ⇒ Purpose: to ease difficulty in breathing General Instructions 1 best 20mg tamoxifen. Linen for one client is never (even momentarily) placed on another client’s bed 111 Basic Clinical Nursing Skills 5 cheap tamoxifen 20mg without a prescription. Soiled linen is placed directly in a portable linen hamper or a pillow case before it is gathered for disposal 6 purchase tamoxifen 20mg free shipping. Soiled linen is never shaken in the air because shaking can disseminate secretions and excretions and the microorganisms they contain 7 purchase tamoxifen 20 mg amex. When stripping and making a bed, conserve time and energy by stripping and making up one side as completely as possible before working on the other side 8. To avoid unnecessary trips to the linen supply area, gather all needed linen before starting to strip bed 9. Vertical - make a fold in the sheet 5-10 cm 1 to the foot Horizontal – make a fold in the sheet 5-10 cm across the bed near the foot 10. Bed spread Note • Pillow should not be used for babies • The mattress should be turned as often as necessary to prevent sagging, which will cause discomfort to the patient. Closed Bed • It is a smooth, comfortable, and clean bed that is prepared for a new patient Essential Equipment: • Two large sheets • Rubber draw sheet • Draw sheet • Blankets • Pillow cases • Bed spread Procedure: • Wash hands and collect necessary materials • Place the materials to be used on the chair. Turn mattress and arrange evenly on the bed • Place bottom sheet with correct side up, center of sheet on center of bed and then at the head of the bed 113 Basic Clinical Nursing Skills • Tuck sheet under mattress at the head of bed and miter the corner • Remain on one side of bed until you have completed making the bed on that side • Tuck sheet on the sides and foot of bed, mitering the corners • Tuck sheets smoothly under the mattress, there should be no wrinkles • Place rubber draw at the center of the bed and tuck smoothly and tightly • Place cotton draw sheet on top of rubber draw sheet and tuck. The rubber draw sheet should be covered completely • Place top sheet with wrong side up, center fold of sheet on center of bed and wide hem at head of bed • Tuck sheet of foot of bed, mitering the corner • Place blankets with center of blanket on center of bed, tuck at the foot of beds and miter the corner • Fold top sheet over blanket • Place bed spread with right side up and tuck it • Miter the corners at the foot of the bed • Go to other side of bed and tuck in bottom sheet, draw sheet, mitering corners and smoothening out all wrinkles, put pillow case on pillow and place on bed • See that bed is neat and smooth • Leave bed in place and furniture in order • Wash hands 114 Basic Clinical Nursing Skills B. Occupied Bed Purpose: to provide comfort, cleanliness and facilitate position of the patients Essential equipment: • Two large sheets • Draw sheet • Pillow case • Pajamas or gown, if necessary Procedure: • If a full bath is not given at this time, the patient’s back should be washed and cared for • Wash hands and collect equipment • Explain procedure to the patient • Carry all equipment to the bed and arrange in the order it is to be used • Make sure the windows and doors are closed • Make the bed flat, if possible • Loosen all bedding from the mattress, beginning at head of the bed, and place dirty pillow cases on the chair for receiving dirty linen • Have patient flex knees, or help patient do so. With one hand over the patient’s shoulder and the shoulder hand over the patient’s knees, turn the patient towards you 115 Basic Clinical Nursing Skills • Never turn a helpless patient away from you, as this may cause him/her to fall out bed • When you have made the patient comfortable and secure as near to the edge of the bed as possible, to go the other side carrying your equipment with you • Loosen the bedding on that side • Fold, the bed spread half way down from the head • Fold the bedding neatly up over patient • Roll dirty bottom sheet close to patient • Put on clean bottom sheet on used top sheet center, fold at center of bed, rolling the top half close to the patient, tucking top and bottom ends tightly and mitering the corner • Put on rubber sheet and draw sheet if needed • Turn patient towards you on to the clean sheets and make comfortable on the edge of bed • Go to the opposite side of bed. Taking basin and wash cloths with you, give patient back care • Remove dirty sheet gently and place in dirty pillow case, but not on the floor • Remove dirty bottom sheet and unroll clean linen • Tuck in tightly at ends and miter corners • Turn patient and make position comfortable • Back rub should be given before the patient is turned on his /her back • Place clean sheet over top sheet and ask the patient to hold it if she/he is conscious 116 Basic Clinical Nursing Skills • Go to foot of bed and pull the dirty top sheet out • Replace the blanket and bed spread • Miter the corners • Tuck in along sides for low beds • Leave sides hanging on high beds • Turn the top of the bed spread under the blanket • Turn top sheet back over the blanket and bed spread • Change pillowcase, lift patient’s head to replace pillow. Loosen top bedding over patient’s toes and chest • Be sure the patient is comfortable • Clean bedside table • Remove dirty linen, leaving room in order Wash hands Bed Making Making a post operative bed o The entire bed need clean linen. Fanfold the top linens to the side so that they lay opposite from where you will place the client’s stretcher. Rational: A pillow may be contraindicated for a client, usually the physician or charge nurse will determine when it is safe for the client to have one. Mouth Care Purpose • To remove food particles from around and between the teeth • To remove dental plaque to prevent dental caries • To increase appetite • To enhance the client’s feelings of well-being • To prevent sores and infections of the oral tissue • To prevent bad odor or halitosis Equipments • Toothbrush (use the person’s private item. If patient has none use of cotton tipped applicator and plain water) • Tooth paste (use the person’s private item. If patient has none of use cotton tipped applicator and plain water) • Cup of water • Emesis basin • Towel • Denture bowel (if required) • Cotton tipped applicator, padded applicator • Vaseline if necessary Procedure 1. Prepare the pt: • Explain the procedure 121 Basic Clinical Nursing Skills • Assist the patient to a sitting position in bed (if the health condition permits). Brush the teeth • Moisten the tooth with water and spread small amount of tooth paste on it • Brush the teeth following the appropriate technique. Recomfort the pt • Remove the basin • Remove the towel • Assist the patient in wiping the mouth 122 Basic Clinical Nursing Skills • Reposition the patient and adjust the bed to leave patient comfortably 3. A fracture, the slipper or low back pan Advantage ⇒ Has a thinner rim than as standard bed pan ⇒ Is designed to be easily placed under a person’s buttocks Disadvantage ⇒ Easier to spill the contents of the fracture pan ⇒ Are useful for people who are a. Bath (Bathing and Skin Care) It is a bath or wash given to a patient in the bed who is unable to care for himself/herself. Cleansing bath: Is given chiefly for cleansing or hygiene purposes and includes: • Complete bed bath: the nurse washes the entire body of a dependent patient in bed • Self-help bed bath: clients confined to bed are able to bath themselves with help from the nurse for washing the back and perhaps the face • Partial bath (abbreviated bath): only the parts of the client’s body that might cause discomfort or odor, if neglected are washed the face, hands, axilla, perineum and back (the nurse can assist by washing the back) omitted are the arms, chest, and abdomen. Also used for therapeutic baths • Shower: many ambulatory clients are able to use shower • The water should feel comfortably warm for the client • People vary in their sensitivity to heat generally it o o should be 43-46 c (110-115 f) • The water for a bed bath should be changed at least once Before bathing a patient, determine a. The bed linen required Note: when bathing a client with infection, the caregiver should wear gloves in the presence of body fluids or open lesion. Principles • Close doors and windows: air current increases loss of heat from the body by convection • Provide privacy – hygiene is a personal matter & the patient will be more comfortable • The client will be more comfortable after voiding and voiding before cleansing the perineum is advisable • Place the bed in the high position: avoids undue strain on the nurses back • Assist the client to move near you – facilitates access which avoids undue reaching and straining • Make a bath mitt with the washcloth. It retains water and heat better than a cloth loosely held • Clean the eye from the inner canthus to the outer using separate corners of the wash cloth – prevents transmitting micro organisms, prevents secretions from entering the nasolacrmal duct • Firm strokes from distal to proximal parts of the extremities increases venous blood return 127 Basic Clinical Nursing Skills Purpose: o To remove transient moist, body secretions and excretions, and dead skin cell o To stimulate circulation o To produce a sense of well being o To promote relaxation, comfort and cleanliness o To prevent or eliminate unpleasant body odors o To give an opportunity for the nurse to assess ill clients o To prevent pressure sores Two categories of baths given to clients o Cleansing o Therapeutic A. Bed Bath Equipment • Trolley • Bed protecting materials such as rubber sheet and towels • Bath blanket (or use top linen) • Two bath towels • Wash cloth • Clean pajamas or gown • Additional bed linens • Hamper for soiled cloths 128 Basic Clinical Nursing Skills 0 0 • Basin with warm water (43-46 c for adult and 38-40 c for children) • Soap on a soap dish • Hygienic supplies, such as, lotion, powder or deodorants (if required) • Screen • Disposable gloves • Lotion thermometer (if available) Procedures 1. Make a bath with the washcloth, so it retains water and heat than a cloth loosely held 129 Basic Clinical Nursing Skills 4. Assist the patient with grooming • Apply powder lotion or deodorants (of pt uses) • Help patient to care for hair, mouth and nails.

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A randomized tamoxifen 20 mg for sale, controlled trial found that patients receiving buprenorphine were Buprenorphine must be administered under the significantly likelier to have negative urinalyses 224 supervision of a trained physician generic tamoxifen 20mg overnight delivery. It can be than placebo patients and to report decreased 234 prescribed by physicians who are certified in cravings for opioid drugs order tamoxifen 20mg free shipping. These therapies enhance patients’ in the idea that individuals with addiction often skills in coping with life challenges cheap 20 mg tamoxifen, navigating feel ambivalent about their substance use and the 244 high-risk situations buy tamoxifen 20 mg low price, avoiding substance use need to change their behaviors. Some therapies focus on enhancing ambivalence and strengthen their commitment to 245 patients’ motivations to change their substance- engage in behavior change. All three groups showed Motivational techniques capitalize on patients’ significant and comparable declines in alcohol use up readiness to stop using addictive substances and to three years later. In § More than 450 individuals with addiction were acute care, motivational therapies are employed randomly assigned to receive three sessions either of early in the treatment process. Since lack of social and family support often is a barrier to treatment enrollment, the support of family members is important in helping Combination therapy is successful for multiple individuals with addiction enter and complete reasons. Studies have found family and modality tends to enhance compliance with the 276 couples therapy to be effective for adolescents other. For example, medication may help and adults, men and women and racial/ethnic patients better tolerate withdrawal symptoms minorities as well as for individuals for whom that otherwise might have discouraged their the primary substances of addiction are alcohol, participation in psychosocial therapy and 270 psychosocial therapy might encourage patients marijuana, opioids or cocaine. Medications used in more effective than individual-based programs conjunction with psychosocial interventions and tends to have higher retention rates than have been found to increase patients’ likelihood 271 of remaining in treatment and maintaining other evidence-based interventions. Smokers of 6–14 cigarettes per day urine tests submitted by patients with addiction probably are moderately dependent and will 290 involving opioids. Another study § doses of modafinil versus a placebo provided found that six months after treatment significantly more clean urine tests (42. One study found that significantly more of their time in treatment abstinent methadone maintenance patients with addiction from alcohol than any of the other study groups. Patients who other carbohydrates which may increase § 302 received this combined therapy provided more serotonin levels. A healthier approach, drug-free urine samples during treatment and according to one theory, suggests that eating achieved a period of continuous abstinence that foods that are rich in the precursors of the was, on average, twice as long as patients with neurotransmitters which are depleted when a addiction involving opioids and cocaine who substance user abstains will reduce cravings for † 296 were in the control conditions. Preliminary those substances and facilitate the treatment 303 evidence also suggests that daily doses of process. This Nutrition and Exercise reinforcement may allow substance users to experience pleasurable effects from exercise A healthy nutrition and exercise regimen can which potentially could reduce their substance- 306 mitigate the symptoms of withdrawal, enhance related cravings. Exercise generally is the effects of evidence-based treatment and help beneficial in reducing symptoms of depression 298 and anxiety that often co-occur with and sustain successful treatment outcomes. Another theory behaviors can share common causes, patients in regarding the utility of exercise in a treatment for addiction involving nicotine, comprehensive treatment program is that as alcohol or other drugs may substitute unhealthy individuals develop a mastery of exercise foods in an attempt to satisfy addictive techniques, they increase their self-efficacy--the 299 belief that one can master new skills--which can cravings. This is particularly evident in the 308 common case of weight gain following smoking be applied to disease management strategies. As such, a comprehensive approach Patients who exercise in group settings also may to addiction treatment includes interventions benefit from social support networks and social aimed at ensuring good nutrition and exercise. Nicotine, alcohol and other drug use also disrupt normal body functioning--resulting in nutritional Exercise moderates the effects of nicotine deficiencies, dehydration or electrolyte withdrawal symptoms including reductions in 310 311 imbalance--and often lead to unhealthy lifestyle cravings, negative mood, sleep disturbances 312 changes such as poor diet and irregular eating and tension. Providing patients in addiction treatment with nutritional programming may likely as those who did not exercise to help them to reverse some of the damage that demonstrate continual abstinence by the end of smoking, drinking and using other drugs can the three-month program, and three and 12 inflict on their bodies. Yet another obvious but rarely considered factor that may Although the reasons are not yet clear, some contribute to relapse risk is that the treatment the individuals may experience one episode in patient received simply was inadequate, either in which their symptoms meet clinical diagnostic terms of the type of intervention provided or the 321 criteria for addiction and be non-symptomatic length or intensity of the treatment. In many cases, however, addiction manifests as a chronic disease--a persistent or Chronic disease management, as it applies to long-lasting illness--which requires ongoing addiction treatment and relapse prevention, 315 seeks to address and prevent those factors that professional treatment and management. This may be due to a preexisting brain dysfunction or increase the likelihood of relapse by ensuring to changes that occur in the brain in response to that treatment delivery is effective and that repeated exposure to addictive substances which personal, psychological and environmental risk increase the vulnerability of the individual to factors for relapse are addressed and 316 322 relapse, even after cessation of substance use. Specifically, physicians supervising addiction treatment should assess All chronic diseases--regardless of whether they the need for chronic disease management and 323 are genetically based, driven by biological or ensure continuing care. Recent research also points to individual differences in treatment and modify clinical interventions 328 brain structure as a risk factor for relapse: accordingly. Collaborating with other health professionals, as -107- needed, physicians should work to educate Case Management patients about the precipitants of cravings and relapse and help them to cope adaptively with Many of the activities involved in chronic the associated psychological and environmental disease management and oversight can be risk factors. Contingency management in the linked to additional support services including form of negative consequences for violating its those that address co-occurring conditions--have terms (e. Long-term abstinence rates and reduced time to monitoring is employed to reduce relapse: when 345 readmission for treatment following relapse. Physicians significantly likelier than patients receiving who relapse tend to improve again after a treatment usual care to return to treatment (55 percent vs.

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Thigh rolls: These are made by folding a sheet to a desired length of 2­3 feet and then rolled into a tight cylinder generic tamoxifen 20mg without a prescription. These are used to support the hips and thighs generic 20mg tamoxifen amex, preventing them outward rotation and keeping the feet in good alignment order 20 mg tamoxifen otc, in case of paralysis buy tamoxifen 20mg low price, fracture of the femur or hip surgery buy tamoxifen 20mg mastercard. To use the roll, place the lose end (flap) under the patients hips and thighs with the role under the flap end and then tucking snugly along the hip and thigh. To use the cradle, Place it over the bottom bedclothes and the top bedclothes are then brought over the cradle. Restraints are devices used to prevent agitated patients, persons who get out of bed at night in their sleep and small children, from falling out of bed. Safety Measures : Patients should be safeguarded from fire accidents and from careless application of heat. Patient may get injured from careless application of hot water bags, electric pads and application of medications on the skin. Activities usually performed in an day like eating, dressing, grooming, bathing, brushing etc are called activities of daily living. When a person is not meet these activities, it is the care giver responsibilities to meet their needs. According to their health status the degree of assistance required will vary those who are recording sick needs total assistance in order to meet their daily needs. Exercise is the performance of physical exertion for improvement of health or the correction of physical deformity. Benefits of exercise : (1) Exercise strengths muscles (2) Helps to prevent constipation (3) Increases appetite (4) Improves sleep (5) Stimulates blood circulation (6) Improves lung ventilation (7) Prevents obesity (8) Promotes physical and mental well being. They are Active exercise: Active exercise is a type of physical activity accomplished by the patient without assistance. The performance of certain nursing procedures such as bathing the patient, giving back care and changing the position etc. An important point you have to bear in mind while moving patients is that you must observe correct body mechanic for your patients as well as for yourself. One nurse places her one hand under the patient’s shoulder and the other hand under the lumbar region. Then keep one arm under the lumbar region and the other under the thighs and move the middle part of the body of the side of the bed. Lastly place one arm under the things and the other under the ankles and move the lower part of the body to the side of the bed. Flex the right knee slightly keep one hand on the patient’s right shoulder and the other on his right hip and gently roll him to left lateral position. Moving patients from stretcher to bed: Keep the head of the stretcher at right angles to the foot of the bed. All stand on the same side of the stretcher one nurse places her arms under the patient’s head and shoulders, another keeps her anus under the hips, the third has her arms under the things and legs. They keep their backs straight, flex their knees and place their one foot forward while transferring the patient. Patients with respiratory dysfunction are treated with oxygen therapy to relieve anoxaemia or Hypoxemia. The brain cells receive 20 percent of the body’s oxygen supply and can live only for 3 to 5 minutes if their oxygen supply cut off. Purpose : (1) To supply oxygen in conditions when there is interference with the normal oxygenation of the blood. Indications for Oxygen Inhalation : (1) Breathlessness due to asthma, pulmonary embolism, emphysema, cardiac insufficiencies etc, (2) Obstructed airway due to growth, enlarged thyroid, (3) Cyanosis (4) Shock and circulatory failure (5) After severe haemorrhage (6) Anaemia. It can be given by following ways: Oxygen by nasal catheter: This is the usual method of administering oxygen to the patients in the ward. The nasal catheter permits free movement for the patient and nursing care may be given with much more ease. Mask: When oxygen concentration of over 25% is needed or when oxygen is given under pressure the mask is used. Flow of 8 to 12 litres oxygen will be sufficient to maintain the concentration of oxygen to 25 to 60%. Oxygen by Tent : It consists of a canopy over the patient’s which may cover the patient partially or totally. The Wolfs bottle has two holed rubber cork in which two glass tubes are inserted ­ one short and one long. Factors affecting bowel and bladder elimination: Age, dietary intake, fluid intake, physical activity, psychological factors, position during defecation, pain, pregnancy, surgery, anaesthesia and diagnostic test.

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