Nursing Procedure

INFRARED THERAPY (HOT APPLICATION)

INFRARED THERAPY (HOT APPLICATION) – Purpose, Preliminary Assessment, Preparation of Patient and Environment, Equipment, Procedure and After Care Infrared radiation is long visible rays of spectrum used therapeutically for production of heat in tissues PURPOSE To promote comfort To soften connective tissues To promote healing of bed sores To improve circulation To relieve spasm and …

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HOT FOMENTATION (Hot Application)

HOT FOMENTATION (Hot Application) – Purpose, Classification, Preliminary Assessment, Preparation of Patient and Environment, Equipment, Procedure and After Care Hot formentation is a local moist heat application, over an area by means of two thick pieces of flannel or other soft material, wrung out from boiling water, protected by water, soft covering, wool and bandage …

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COUNTERIRRITANTS (Hot Application)

COUNTERIRRITANTS (Hot Application) – Purpose, Classification, Preliminary Assessment, Preparation of Patient and Environment, Equipment, Procedure and After Care  A counterirritant is a substance which dilates superficial blood vessels to relieve or counteract other deeper inflammation, which is turn produce the constriction of deeper vessels. Counterirritants are drugs, when applied to the affected part, caused irritation …

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Nursing Procedure – COLD APPLICATION

Nursing Procedure – COLD APPLICATION (Definition, Purpose, Classification, Physiological Effects, Principle, Contraindications, Complication and General Instructions) Cold application is more effective than heat for sprains or other soft tissue injuries and is the preferred treatment within the first 48 hours after injury. Cold is applied to prevent swelling (edema); however, cold application usually will not …

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TEPID SPONGE/COLD SPONGE

TEPID SPONGE/COLD SPONGE (Cold Application) – Definition, Purpose, General Instructions, Preliminary Assessment Check, Effects, Physiologic Effects, Indications, Preparation of the Patient and Environment, Equipment, Procedure, After Care and Contraindications Tepid sponging or cold sponging is a general application of moist cold liquid to cool skin, by evaporation and by the absorption of body heat in …

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ICE CAP/ICE COLLAR

ICE CAP/ICE COLLAR (Cold Application) – Definition, Purpose, General Instructions, Preliminary Assessment Check, Effects, Physiologic Effects, Indications, Preparation of the Patient and Environment, Equipment, Procedure, After Care and Contraindications The ice bag is another means of applying local cold to the skin. It should be filled with finely chopped ice so that it is about …

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COLD PACK

COLD PACK (Cold Application) – Definition, Purpose, General Instructions, Preliminary Assessment Check, Effects, Physiologic Effects, Indications, Preparation of the Patient and Environment, Equipment, Procedure, After Care and Contraindications Cold pack is defined as application of moist cold when temperature rises to 104 degree F and above. PURPOSE To reduce temperature above 104 degree F To …

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COLD COMPRESS

COLD COMPRESS (Cold Application) – Definition, Purpose, General Instructions, Preliminary Assessment Check, Effects, Physiologic Effects, Indications, Preparation of the Patient and Environment, Equipment, Procedure, After Care and Contraindications Cold compress is a local moist cold moist application made out of folded layers of gauze, lint piece or old soften linen, wring out of cold or …

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