Nursing Studies - Patient Care and Hygiene
Learn about important procedures and techniques used in patient care and modern nursing with this free online course.Publisher: MEDCoE
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This free online nursing course will first discuss the categories of basic human needs including physiological needs, safety, love and belonging, esteem, and self-actualization. This knowledge will help you understand your patients better. You will then study the equipment used for patient care as well as learn the guidelines for bed-making. You will be taught how to perform terminal cleaning of the patient care unit as well as learn the rules for the use of disposable and non-disposable items.
Next, you will learn the advanced principles of patient personal hygiene, including mouth and skin care. You will study the purpose of giving the patient a bath, how to avoid the breakdown of skin and the observations which should be made during bathing procedures. You will also study the guidelines for shaving a male patient and performing perineal care, as well as learn the importance of a back massage. Finally, you will take a look at hospital fire and electrical safety measures.
Caring for the general well-being of patients is a delicate but rewarding job. If you are interested in a career in nursing, this patient hygiene and care studies will be very valuable. It will also be of great interest to all healthcare professionals who would like to learn more about advanced nursing practices and procedures in adult patient care. So, take the course today and learn how you can give adult patients the extra care that they need.
Module 1: Adult Patient Care
Adult Patient Care - Learning Outcomes
Categories of Basic Human Needs
Equipment for Patient Care and Guidelines for Bed-Making
Terminal Cleaning of the Patient Care Unit
Adult Patient Care - Lesson Summary
Module 2: Advanced Principles of Patient Hygiene
Advanced Principles of Patient Hygiene - Learning Outcomes
The Purposes of Giving the Patient a Bath
The Benefits of a Back Massage
Personal Care for the Adult Patient
Advanced Principles of Patient Hygiene - Lesson Summary
Module 3: Environmental Health and Practical Nursing
Environmental Health and Practical Nursing - Learning Outcomes
Environmental Health and Its Impact on the Practice Nurse
Safety Measures in the Patient Care Environment
Environmental Health and Practical Nursing - Lesson Summary
After completing this course you will be able to:
- Discuss guidelines/methods of bed-making
- Identify guidelines for terminally cleaning the patient care unit
- Discuss the rules for the use of disposable and non-disposable items
- Determine the purposes for giving a patient a bath
- Identify conditions which encourage the breakdown of skin
- Identify interventions which can prevent skin breakdown
- Identify patient needs and observations which should be made during bathing procedures
- Describe the guidelines for shaving a male patient, and performing perineal care
- Cite the hospital fire and electrical safety measures
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Nursing is an occupation focused on providing care and assistance in the treatment of patients. Nurses assist doctors in a patient’s treatment and recovery. But they also provide care to patients or others in need due to age, some condition or disability. This free online nursing course teaches you hygiene procedures and how to provide care to the patient that aids in their recovery.
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