TYPES OF WARDS IN PATIENT UNIT & PRINCIPLES OF CLEANLINESS

TYPES OF WARDS IN-PATIENT UNIT Private room: bed room with all other toilet facilities Cubicles: small or large, the partition may be a wall or curtains General ward: where several patients are placed Principles of Cleanliness Plan your work for cleanliness, to avoid waste of your energy and time Do dusting after sweeping Dust with …

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DISINFECTION OF THE PATIENT UNIT

DISINFECTION OF THE UNIT Disinfectants defined as the agent or solutions used to kill or destroy the growth of microorganisms Disinfectants are the agent that free from infection. The term is usually applied to a chemical or physical agents kills vegetative forms of microorganisms Common Disinfectants Used Dettol (chloroxylenol): 1:2 to 1:1000 strength Hibitane (chlorhexidine): …

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CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION (CPR)

CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION (CPR) (Definition, Purpose, Equipment, General Instructions, Procedure, Method, Do’s and don’ts in CPR and Complications. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including heart attack or near drowning, in which someone’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped. The American Heart Association recommends that everyone – untrained bystanders and medical personnel alike …

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BINDERS

BINDER – Purpose, Types, Equipment, Preparation, Arm Sling, Abdominal Binder and Breast Binder A binder bandage is designed for a specific body part for example; the triangular binder (sling) fits the arm. Binders are used to support large areas of the body, such as the abdomen, arm or chest. Binders are special wide bandages used …

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OXYGEN TENT

OXYGEN TENT Fact tents can replace oxygen mask when masks are poorly tolerated by clients. When a face tent alone is used to supply oxygen, the concentration of 2 varies, therefore, if is often used in conjunction with a venture system. Face tents provide varying concentration of O2 at 8-10 L/minute An oxygen tent consists …

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OXYGEN COMPLICATIONS & SAFETY

COMPLICATIONS OF OXYGEN CO2 Narcosis: this occurs in patients who have chronic respiratory obstruction or respiratory insufficiency which results in hypercapnia (i.e. raised PaCO2). In these patients the respiratory center relies on hypoxemia to maintain adequate ventilation. If these patients are given oxygen this can reduce their respiratory drive, causing respiratory depression and a further …

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