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Hygiene for Nurses - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
In order for nurses to properly care for their patients, they must take measures to ensure a healthy environment for treatment and recovery. The lessons in this chapter explore ways that nurses can maintain good hygiene in order to create such a healthful environment.
After studying the entertaining videos, take a short quiz to measure how well you have learned the chapter material. If you're having trouble with a particular concept, contact one of our knowledgeable instructors with any questions. These lessons address such topics as:
- The importance of good hygiene at the community level
- Factors influencing hygiene
- Examples of personal cleaning agents
- Assessment of hygiene practices in medical settings
|Importance of Good Personal Hygiene for Health||Get the basics on good personal hygiene.|
|Factors that Influence Personal Hygiene||Learn about different factors that affect personal hygiene.|
|Hygiene Agents Used on Skin & Mucous Membranes||Discover tools and methods used to maintain good hygiene.|
|Nursing Case Study: Personal Hygiene||Examine an actual case study relating to nursing and hygiene.|
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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- Communication & Interpersonal Relations in Nursing
- Nursing Safety
- Asepsis & Infection Control
- Medication Administration & Nursing
- Understanding the Body's Defenses in Nursing
- Understanding Rest & Sleep for Nurses
- Mobility & Immobility Issues in Nursing
- Understanding Pain & Pain Management for Nurses
- Understanding Nutrition for Nurses
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- Understanding Elimination in Nursing
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