Flashcards in hygene Deck (8)
What is the optimum water temp that is safe and comfortable
110 f to 115 F (43 - 56 C)
when removing a gown from a patient with an IV while giving a bed bath, what side should you start on?
The opposite side from the IV
should you use soap near the eyes?
What should you do if a patients gums start bleeding while you are brushing them?
stop immediately and check platelet levels, might need to use a toothette
can you use a toothette on someone with a cognitive impairment? why or why not?
no, there is a risk they will bite off the sponge
what personal items are required to have names on them?
emesis basins, bath basins, tooth brushes
What should you do if an unconcious patient begins to bite the toothbrush
dont jerk the toothbrush out, wait for mouth to relax