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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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Wound dressing- definition, purposes, principles, types, procedure

Definition Wound An injury to living tissue caused by a cut, blow, or other impact, typically one in which the skin is cut or broken. Surgical or Wound dressing Sterile dressing covering applied to a wound or incision using aseptic technique...
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Oxygen administration- procedure, humidification, precautions

PROCEDURE Determine need for oxygen therapy in patient Check physician order for rate , device used for concentration. Perform an assessment of vital signs, level of consciousness , lab values etc. and record. Assess risk factors of oxygen...
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Oxygen administration- advantages, disadvantages of different methods

Nasal cannula It is a thin tube with two small nozzles/ prongs inserted into nostrils. This device is used to administer oxygen to a breathing patients with minor breathing problems It can only provide oxygen at low flow rates, 1-6 litres/...
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Oxygen administration-purposes, O2 delivery devices, Estimating FiO2

Introduction Oxygen is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas which can assist patients in a variety of circumstances and is universally accepted for routine use in hospital setting. Oxygen constitutes 78.8% of the mass of water and 20.9% of...