Archive | October, 2010
Post Mastectomy Exercise

Post Mastectomy Exercise

Definition These exercises done by patients who underwent mastectomy or the surgical removal on one or both of breasts. Purposes > To increase blood circulation > To increase muscular strength. > Prevents joints stiffness and contractures > To restore full range of motion of the arms and shoulder. Principles > Checks doctor’s order > This […]

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Self Breast Examination

Self Breast Examination

Definition: Involves both inspection  and palpation procedures for early detection of disease resulting in a greater chance of cure and less complex treatment. Purposes: > To detect early changes in the breast. > To detect lumps or any abnormalities in the breast. Principles: > Self breast examination should be done 1 week after menstruation. > […]

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CRUTCH WALKING

CRUTCH WALKING

Definition Crutches are artificial supports and assists patients who need aid in walking because of disease, injury, or a birth defect. Purposes > To assist client who cannot bear  any weight on one leg. > To assist client who have full weight bearing on both legs. > Prevent injury to client who has difficulty in […]

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BAG TECHNIQUE

BAG TECHNIQUE

Definition A tool making use of  a public health bag through which the nurse, during his /her home visit can perform nursing procedure with ease and deftness, saving time and effort with the end in view of rendering effective nursing care. Purpose To render effective nursing care due to clients and/or members of the family […]

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COLOSTOMY CARE

COLOSTOMY CARE

Definition Maintaining an optimum hygienic of a surgically created opening between colon and abdominal wall that allows fecal elimination. Purposes To allow fecal elimination To prevent infection on operative site To facilitate accommodation of excretion and avoid spillage of contents To collect effluent for assessment of the amount and type of output To minimize odors […]

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