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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
This free online Nursing Studies course from Alison covers patient care and hygiene. A nursing team is responsible for protecting the patient from any additional injury or illness. With this course, you will learn proper techniques for completing these duties. You will also study advanced patient hygiene procedures and environmental health and safety awareness, as well as how to ensure patient safety and comfort in the care setting.
Nursing Studies - Patient Care and Hygiene
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Students

    36,727
  • Accreditation

    CPD

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Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

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.

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