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Basic Hygiene for Nurses - Chapter Summary
Get a well-rounded understanding of basic hygiene for nurses without setting foot in a traditional classroom. This online chapter offers access to fun lessons that closely examine and help you fully comprehend personal hygiene and infection control in the healthcare setting. Completing this chapter will enable you to do the following:
- Explain the importance of good personal hygiene for health
- List factors that influence personal hygiene
- Describe different types of hygiene agents used on skin and mucous membranes
- Discuss a nursing case study that focuses on personal hygiene in a real-world medical scenario
This chapter offers complete flexibility, allowing you to access any number of lessons anytime using any computer, smartphone or tablet with Internet access. Navigate the lessons in your sequence of choice and revisit them as often as needed to strengthen your understanding of basic hygiene for nurses. Feel free to view the lessons as short videos or full transcripts, and benefit from clickable timelines that enable you to skip to key topics within the video lessons. When ready, check your understanding by taking mini-quizzes and a practice chapter exam.
1. Importance of Good Personal Hygiene for Health
Is it better to avoid taking a bath for a few weeks or not? Good personal hygiene involves many practices and is important for many reasons. This lesson goes over the details.
2. Factors that Influence Personal Hygiene
It may seem like a no-brainer that you should bathe once a day but that's not a no-brainer for everyone. Why? Well, it turns out there are a lot of factors that influence personal hygiene and this lesson goes over many of them.
3. Hygiene Agents Used on Skin & Mucous Membranes
This lesson covers hygiene. Learn the importance of hygiene and the different types of agents that are used on the skin and mucous membranes to promote hygiene in nurses and patients.
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