Skin Care

Instructed caregiver clean patient's skin daily: Clean the patient's skin around your tube 1 to 2 times each day.
Patient was instructed on proper skin care after bathing. Do not put oils or creams between the toes. The extra moisture can lead to infection. Also don't soak the feet that can dry the skin.
Patient was instructed on measures to protect the skin, such as, keeping the skin clean and dry, assessing frequently for skin breakdown, avoiding powder due to possible caking and irritation.
Patient was instructed on factors that contributes to poor skin integrity, such as, immobilization, poor circulation, moisture, heat, anemia, shearing forces poor nutritional status, etc.
Patient was instructed on the importance of skin integrity to prevent future complication: Massage reddened skin gently al least 3 or 4 times daily. Keep the skin clean and dry and after use a protective ointment or spray.
Patient was instructed on the importance of a good skin care which can prevent most pressure sores (bedsores) which develop in people who have already skin damage, who are mentally confused, who are bed bound or cannot turn side to side.
Patient was instructed on the importance of skin integrity to avoid future complication. With a good skin care it is possible to prevent most pressure sore (bed sores), that can develop quickly in people who are very thin or obese, or who collect fluids in their tissues, who have poor nutrition, who are elderly.
Patient was instructed on skin care. Drinks lots of fluids, especially water to keep the skin moist and healthy. To prevent dry skin when the temperature drops, use a room humidifier to add moisture to heated, indoor air.
Patient was instructed on skin care. Look at the body after washing. Make sure there are no dry, red or sore spots that could become infected.
Patient was instructed on skin care. Keep the skin moist by using a lotion or cream after washed. Keep a bottle of lotion near the sink so to use it after washing the hands. But limit the products used on the skin to decrease the chance of having reaction.

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