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Steam inhalation – Procedure, After care

PROCEDURE Pre-procedure Check the physician’s  order and nursing care plan Explain the procedure to patient and ensure that patient has emptied his bowel and bladder It helps in promoting relaxation as Patient will have to remain in bed...
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Steam inhalation – Purposes, articles, points to remember

Definition/ introduction:  Steam  Inhalation is an application of moist heat to the respiratory passage. It may be plain or medicated inhalation.  It   is the deep breathing of vapor or gas into the lungs for a local effect on the air passages. OR Utilization...
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Chest physiotherapy – procedure, after care

PERFORMING PERCUSSION AND VIBRATION To perform percussion, instruct the patient to breathe slowly and deeply, using the diaphragm, to promote relaxation. Hold your hands in a cupped shape, with fingers flexed and thumbs pressed tightly against...
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Chest physiotherapy- CPT – postural drainage

POSTURAL  DRAINAGE. Postural drainage is the procedure to drain pulmonary secretions by gravity into the major bronchi or trachea and is accomplished by sequential repositioning of the patient. Usually, secretions drain best with the patient...
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Chest physiotherapy- CPT – purposes,articles,points to remember

INTRODUCTION Chest physiotherapy (CPT) refers to a group of therapies used in combination to mobilize pulmonary secretions. CPT is helpful to mobilize or loosen the secretions in the lungs and respiratory tract especially for patients with large...
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Range of motion exercises – Active & Passive

DEFINITION Exercise is any physical activity involving muscles that elevates the heart rate above resting levels.Exercise reduces joint pain and stiffness and increases the flexibility , muscle strength and endurancs. It also helps with weight...
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Geriatric nursing – Role of nurse in geriatrics

Cardiovascular system Intolerance to activity r/t blood vessel changes in heart secondary to increased cholesterol level. Nursing care: Undertake activities at the appropriate pace and allow enough time between position changes to prevent dizziness. Encourage...
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Geriatric Nursing- Role of Nurse in geriatrics

Geriatric Nursing is a nursing sub-field which involves caring for older adults. The standards and scope of geriatric nursing practice were originally developed in 1969 by the American Nurses Association. It was revised in 1976 and again in...
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Assessment of learning needs – stages, importance

Stages of carrying out learning needs assessment Identifying your learning needs Stage 1. Making overall learning plan identify weaknesses in knowledge, skills or attitudes describe how you identified your learning needs prioritise and set...
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Assessment of learning needs – strategies, methods

Strategies for carrying out assessment of learning needs  For assessing the learning needs for conducting an educational program, there are some key tasks or strategies. They are Determine the target population: identify for whom the course...