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5.01Nursing Fundamentals 72431 NAIL CARE. 5.01Nursing Fundamentals 72432 Purpose: Prevent infectionPrevent infection Prevent injuryPrevent injury Prevent.

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1 5.01Nursing Fundamentals NAIL CARE

2 5.01Nursing Fundamentals Purpose: Prevent infectionPrevent infection Prevent injuryPrevent injury Prevent odorsPrevent odors

3 5.01Nursing Fundamentals Requires daily cleaning and trimming of fingernails and toenails as neededRequires daily cleaning and trimming of fingernails and toenails as needed Maintain nails by keeping nails:Maintain nails by keeping nails: –short –clean –free of rough edges

4 5.01Nursing Fundamentals Easier to trim and clean after soakingEasier to trim and clean after soaking Nail clipper used to cut and trim nails. Use care not to injure skin when clipping.Nail clipper used to cut and trim nails. Use care not to injure skin when clipping. Clip nails straight acrossClip nails straight across

5 5.01Nursing Fundamentals Use file or emery board to smooth rough edgesUse file or emery board to smooth rough edges Softened cuticle can be pushed back with orange stickSoftened cuticle can be pushed back with orange stick

6 5.01Nursing Fundamentals Diabetics and residents with circulatory problems will have their nails trimmed only by a licensed nurse or podiatrist.Diabetics and residents with circulatory problems will have their nails trimmed only by a licensed nurse or podiatrist. Review resident care plan and check with supervisor prior to trimming nails.Review resident care plan and check with supervisor prior to trimming nails.

7 5.01Nursing Fundamentals Wash feet using warm water and mild soapWash feet using warm water and mild soap Dry feet carefully, especially between the toesDry feet carefully, especially between the toes Apply lotion to tops and bottoms of feet only, not between the toesApply lotion to tops and bottoms of feet only, not between the toes

8 5.01Nursing Fundamentals Check feet daily for: redness, warmth or constant painredness, warmth or constant pain numbness or tinglingnumbness or tingling dry, cracked skindry, cracked skin swellingswelling blisters, cuts, scratches or other soresblisters, cuts, scratches or other sores ingrown toenails, corns, callusesingrown toenails, corns, calluses

9 5.01Nursing Fundamentals Do not use a heating pad on resident’s feetDo not use a heating pad on resident’s feet Keep footwear on; residents never go barefootKeep footwear on; residents never go barefoot Change socks and shoes dailyChange socks and shoes daily

10 5.01Nursing Fundamentals Foot injuries and infections can lead to gangrene and amputation, especially in diabeticsFoot injuries and infections can lead to gangrene and amputation, especially in diabetics Notify supervisor immediately of any unusual observations of the feetNotify supervisor immediately of any unusual observations of the feet

11 5.01Nursing Fundamentals SHAVING

12 5.01Nursing Fundamentals Daily activity for menDaily activity for men Promotes:Promotes: –Physical comfort –Psychological well-being

13 5.01Nursing Fundamentals Factors to consider: –Electric razor provides greatest safety.Do not use electric razors when oxygen in use –Electric razor provides greatest safety. Do not use electric razors when oxygen in use Use own equipment or a disposable safety razorUse own equipment or a disposable safety razor Soften beard and skin prior to shavingSoften beard and skin prior to shaving

14 5.01Nursing Fundamentals Factors to consider (continued): Use care not to cut or irritate skin while shavingUse care not to cut or irritate skin while shaving Shave in direction hair growsShave in direction hair grows

15 5.01Nursing Fundamentals Razor bumps are tiny, irritated bumps that develop after shaving. People with curly hair are most affected by them. The sharp edge of closely shaven hair can curl back and grow into the skin, causing irritation and pimples, and even scarring. To minimize razor bumps, take a hot shower before shaving, shave in the direction of hair growth, and don't stretch the skin while shaving. Rinse with cold water, then apply moisturizer.

16 5.01Nursing Fundamentals Razor used for surgery preparation. The head/blade of the razor is disposable. The battery handle is disinfected after each use.

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18 1. Why is it important to wear your nails clean and short? 2. When cleaning someone's feel what are some important information you need to know? 3. Find ten terms in the power point and define them and add a picture. Color bubble map pictures and write in color.


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