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1

What is the optimum water temp that is safe and comfortable

110 f to 115 F (43 - 56 C)

2

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

3

should you use soap near the eyes?

no

4

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

5

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

6

what personal items are required to have names on them?

emesis basins, bath basins, tooth brushes
tooth paste

7

What should you do if an unconcious patient begins to bite the toothbrush

dont jerk the toothbrush out, wait for mouth to relax

8

What consideration should you have for a patient with bleeding gums from chemo therapy?

use a toothette and a saltwater rinse