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MNA Mosby ’ s Long Term Care Assistant Chapter 21 Grooming
Grooming Measures Promotes comfort, safety and health Prevents infection Meet love and belonging and self esteem needs
Hair Care Alopecia – loss of hair Occurs with aging Heredity Cancer treatments Stress, poor nutrition,some medications
Hair Care Hirsutism – excessive body hair in women and children Heredity Abnormal amounts of male hormone
Hair Care Dandruff – excessive dry white flakes from the scalp Eyebrows and ear canals can be effected Use Medicated shampoos
Hair Care Pediculosis – Lice May be on head, body or in pubic area Eggs attach to furniture, clothing, linens. Easily spread Use medicated shampoos, lotions, creams Linens must be washed, furniture sprayed, items bagged.
Hair Care Provided with am care and prn Encourage resident to brush, comb own hair Increases blood flow to scalp Never cut hair w/o permission Style age appropriate Report and record
Shampooing Usually done on resident’s bath or shower day Can also shampoo: at the sink in the bed Report and record
Shaving Electric razors: resident will have his own Not used if resident is on O2 Used for residents with dementia Disposable razor: follow standard precautions One time use Place in sharps container Apply pressure to nicks or cuts Not used if resident on anticoagulant
Shaving Soften beard with warm, wet cloth Encourage resident to do as much as possible Apply shaving cream Shave in the direction of the hair growth Hold the skin taut Apply after shave Report and record Mustaches and Beards: Shampoo Trim prn
Care of Nails and Feet Prevents infection, injury and odors Feet are easily injured and infected Poor circulation prolongs healing Gangrene and amputations are serious complications Nails are easier to trim after soaking or bathing Trim nails straight across Use clippers not scissors
Care of Nails and Feet Nursing assistants do not trim or cut nails if the resident has: Diabetes Poor circulation of legs and feet Taking drugs that effect blood clotting Has very thick or ingrown nails Some LTCF NEVER Allow NAs to trim nails.
Care of Nails and Feet Soak feet in wash basin Soak hands in emesis basin Use orange stick to push back cuticles and clean under nails Apply Lotion Report and record
Changing Clothing Provide privacy Encourage resident to do as much as possible Allow resident to make choices Remove from strong side first Put on weak side first Take from the strong and give to the weak