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Relieve pain, relax muscle, promotes healing, reduces tissue swallowing, decrease joint stiffness
High temperature can cause burns
Have electrical coils that present fire hazard if they break. Always make sure is in good repair
Reduce pain, prevent swelling. Cold= blood vessels constrict, less oxygen and nutrients are carried. Blood flow decrease. Numbing, reduce pain. Reduce bleeding.
Cover dry heat or cold
Before applying them. Use flannel caver, towel.
Remove aplicacion at the specified time.
Heat and cold left on 15 to 20 minutes no longer than 20
absence "a" of breathing " pnea"
slow "Brady" breathing "pnea" a fewer than 12 per minute
Difficult, labored, or painful "dys" breathing "pnea"
A reduced amount "hypo" of oxygen "ox" in the blood " Emia"
rapid " tachy" breathing "pnea" respiration more than 20 per minute
Normal adult respiration
12 to 20 per minute both sides of chest rise and fall equally
Cells do not have enough " hypo" oxygen "oxia" cells can not function properly. Brain is very sensitive to inadequate 02. Restlessness is early sign
Hypoxia signs earlier
Restlessness, dizziness, disorientation,
Sitting position often leaning forward, cyanosis " bluish color to skin, nails" Dyspnea
Altered respiration function
Respiration noisy, chest pain, cyanosis, vital signs
Normal range 95% to 100%
Breathing and coughing
Are done after surgery. They usually done every 2 hours while person is awake to prevent pneumonia and atelectasis "lung colaps"
Hypoxia can occur
Some people can't cough, or cough is weak to remove secretion. They need suctioning
Process of restoring the person to his or her highest possible level of physical, Psycologycal, social and economic function
Restorative nursing care
Help person regain health, strength and independent. Help maintain the higher level of function. Prevent unnecessary decline in function.
Restorative nursing and rehabilitation
Focus on the whole person. In some agencies means the same.
What person can do
Focus on abilities not what they can do
Self care is a major goal ADL= activities of dryly living
Psychological and social aspects
Remind persons of their progress
Increas fluid in the inner ear. Sa
Need safety, person must lie down, falls are prevents. Person avoids turning head. Person move slowly, avoid movement and bright or glaring light.
People avoid social event avoid embarrassing, feel lonely, bored and left out
Check if is on or off. Check battery and clean aids
Talk to Hearing loss person
Speak clearly, distinctly and slow, do not cover mouth. Sit or stand on the side of better ear, ask person to write down key words.
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