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Nursing Studies - Patient Care and Hygiene - Revised 2018

Nursing
Free Course
A nursing team is responsible for protecting the patient from any additional injury or illness. This online nursing course will provide you with excellent techniques for completing these duties professionally. You will learn all about advanced patient hygiene procedures, environmental health and safety awareness, and how to ensure patient safety and comfort in the care setting, so that you can be sure your nursing skills are high of quality.
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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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Learning Outcomes

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.

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
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All Certification is available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certification, please visit our faqs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certification, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certification pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.

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    Course Reviews

    Ibrahim Abraham M.
    A month ago
    NG
    Ibrahim Abraham M.

    I love the course.i believe is a good fundation.

    Rashad M.
    2 years ago
    SA
    Rashad M.

    Very Good.

    Shockary S.
    2 years ago
    GB
    Shockary S.

    it was help and you learned a lot and get you ready for a career in care

    Davantee` T.
    2 years ago
    US
    Davantee` T.

    This course is very quick and easy. It is basically the introduction to nursing.

    Rocky C.
    2 years ago
    PH
    Rocky C.

    With this course as a Nurse with no hospital experience it is a very useful tool for me. Learned a lot

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