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Nursing Studies - Patient Care and Hygiene Course


Nursing Studies - Patient Care and Hygiene
Nursing Studies - Patient Care and Hygiene

Learn more about patient care and patient hygiene for nursing studies.


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Course Description

The daily responsibility for protecting the patient from additional injury or illness rests with the nursing team. Following on from the Introduction to Nursing Studies course, the learner is now introduced to the essential elements of adult patient care. This free online nursing course 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 adult care setting. Advanced principles of hygiene provides the learner with an overview of the functions, methods and techniques applied in providing adult patient care with 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. Environmental health outlines the necessary health and safety procedures relating to patient care and the safe operational use of electrical equipment. Patient care safety measures introduces the learner to 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 free online 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.

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning outcomes:
- Identify articles/equipment required in the patient care area;
- Identify guidelines for terminally cleaning the patient care unit;
- Identify guidelines/methods of bed-making;
- Determine purposes for giving a patient a bath;
- Cite the safety measures which pertain to the patient care environment;
- Cite the hospital electrical safety measures when given a list of safety measures;

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 82 votes
Course Title: Nursing Studies - Patient Care and Hygiene
Course #: 525
Course Publisher: AMEDD Center and School
Course Category: 13
Content Origin:
Course Description: The daily responsibility for protecting the patient from additional injury or illness rests with the nursing team. Following on from the Introduction to Nursing Studies course, the learner is now introduced to the essential elements of adult patient care. This free online nursing course 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 adult care setting. Advanced principles of hygiene provides the learner with an overview of the functions, methods and techniques applied in providing adult patient care with 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. Environmental health outlines the necessary health and safety procedures relating to patient care and the safe operational use of electrical equipment. Patient care safety measures introduces the learner to 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 free online 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.
License: This course is available from AMEDD through the Public Domain.
Release Date: 09 May 2013
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 2-3 Hours
Video/Audio: None
Audio Only: None
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Brittany Hitchcock
    Brittany Hitchcock United States of America I learned quite of bit of things I was unaware of and glad that I know them now. 2016-07-27 04:07:34
  • David Fleming-Bird
    David Fleming-Bird United Kingdom Very good course and actually high-lights a few practices that we all should review as when time passes, we tend to forget the basics. 2016-07-22 19:07:34
  • Jaii Hartley
    Jaii Hartley Namibia This was a very educative and important course! 2016-07-20 03:07:28
  • Carlos Gallostra
    Carlos Gallostra United States of America Excellent. Thank you 2016-07-18 10:07:57
  • Megha Raturi
    Megha Raturi Australia Patient care and hygiene is absolutely mandatory to ensure prevention of infections and maintenance of skin integrity. 2016-06-30 05:06:23
  • Latoya Fernander
    Latoya Fernander Bahamas This is really awesome! 2016-04-19 16:04:00
  • Maricar Ludovice
    Maricar Ludovice Qatar Very efficient and effective 2016-02-07 06:02:25
  • Rebecca Richardson
    Rebecca Richardson United Kingdom Really enjoyed this course re highlights areas for attention 2016-02-04 12:02:30
  • Claudette Harriott
    Claudette Harriott Canada This course was well written; which helps me to have a vivid understanding. 2016-01-22 16:01:25
  • Faustina Bowora
    Faustina Bowora United Kingdom Refreshing information. 2016-01-14 14:01:48
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