Lesson Assignment

Advanced Principles of Patient Hygiene.

Paragraphs 3-1 through 3-14.

After completing this lesson, you should be able to:

3-1. Determine purposes for giving a patient a bath.

3-2. Identify conditions, which encourage skin breakdown.

3-3. Identify interventions, which can prevent skin breakdown.

3-4. Identify patient needs to consider and observations to make during the bathing procedures.

3-5. Identify the principles of mouth care, to include the patient with dentures, the patient with mouth complications, and the unconscious patient.

3-6. Identify the principles and reasons for the back massage.

3-7. Determine guidelines for shaving a male patient.

3-8. Determine guidelines for performing perineal care.

3-9. Identify principles for and purposes of hair care.

SUGGESTION After studying the assignment, complete the exercises at the end of this lesson. These exercises will help you to achieve the lesson objectives.



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