when making observations you should note:
patient, response to treatment, and environment
a legal document that may be used in court
this is used as a tool for the patient to communicate the pain intensity
what happens when moisture is added to a heat or cold application?
intensifies the effect
this occurs to your blood vessels when cold is applied to body
this increases nourishment and oxygen to cells
how often do you check the patient when using a disposable cold pack
temperature of a warm moist compress
range of temp. for aquamatic K-pad
95 to 105 degrees
following an injury, heat should not be used for how many hours?
how often should you turn patient position
every 2 hours
pressure ulcer: skin loss with damage of subcutaneous tissue
pressure ulcer: skin loss with damage to the muscle, tendon, or bone
rubbing away or scraping the skin causes this injury, ___.
pressure ulcer: red and sore area
pressure ulcer: broken blister
precautions: assisting with wound care
precautions: caring for patients with lesions
dark purple bruises in the forearms and back hands on elderly are ____.
accidental break in the skin
colloidal oatmeal during baths relieves_____.
mass of blood that is confined in one area