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Nursing Studies - Patient Care and Hygiene - Revised 2018

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Learn about patient care, and the procedures and techniques used in modern nursing.

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The nursing team is responsible for patient care and for protecting the patient from additional injury or illness. The course Nursing Studies - Patient Care and Hygiene provides an overview of the skills and techniques required in areas such as advanced patient hygiene procedures, environmental health and safety awareness for the practice nurse, and how to ensure patient safety and comfort in the care setting.

The course teaches about advanced principles of hygiene. It covers the functions, methods and techniques applied in providing adult patient care. There is particular emphasis on the daily bath, oral hygiene and the benefits of a back massage in patient comfort. Essential patient personal care routines are also discussed.

The course then covers environmental health and outlines the necessary health and safety procedures relating to patient care and the safe operational use of electrical equipment. You will also learn about techniques that help prevent falls and protect patients who are at risk from injury, burns or scalds, together with steps to prevent the spread of micro-organisms in the care environment.

This nursing course will be of great interest to all healthcare professionals who would like to learn more about advanced nursing practices and procedures in adult patient care. It will also be of interest to learners who are interested in a career in nursing.

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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