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LPT NS Integumentary

nursing skills

A stage two pressure sore would appear as red and____? Blistered
Postion should be changed every ___ hours for an immobile person 2
The main cause of a pressure sore is unrelieved pressure to an area
Another name for pressure sore decubitus
A symptom of lack of activity to the GI system Constipation
A stage 3 pressure sore would appear as an open ____into the dermal layer lesion
A stage 1 pressure sore would appear as _____area that does not fade within 15-20 minutes after pressure is relieved red
Skin that is not intact is considered a(n) open wound
The first sign of skin breakdown is: pale, white, reddened, or purple skin
What common condition increases the risk of pressure ulcers? immobility
Benefits of applying heat to the body? Heat increases the movement of oxygen and nutrients into the tissues.
Warm and cold applications should generally be applied for? 20 minutes
A sitz bath is used to Increase blood flow to the pelvic area
Non-sterile dressing are applied to: Dry wounds that have less chance of infections
Heat causes vasodilation or vasoconstriction vasodilation
Warm and cold applications are completely safe and do not require an order. T/F False, although you can use cold applications for first aid without an order
You have very tight sore muscles after strenuous exercise. You would apply: warm
You have a splinter in you finger that you have removed. The finger is red and swollen. You would apply warm
____should never be applied directly to the skin Cold or ice
You can check the temperature of a hot pack by checking on the inside of your____? wrist
A member of you family has a bad cold with sinus congestion. What would be the best application? warm
A person has a nose bleed that is not relieved by applying pressure. The nurse may tell you to apply warm or cold? cold
Heat or cold: Which helps to localize an infection? Warm
Warm or cold applications are therapuetic and may eliminate the need for medication. T/F True
Dressings must be applied over clean, dry skin because: dark, moist, warm areas promote growth of bacteria
When cleaning a wound you clean from the center of wound to outside? True: The outside intact skin is dirty. So you are cleaning from clean to dirty.
You should lift with your legs and not your back? T/F true
In which position is a resident if he is lying flat on his back with his head and shoulders supported by a pillow? supine
In which postion is a resident if he is on his left side with his lower arm behind his back and his upper knee flexed? Sim's
How would you describe a high-Fowler's position? A resident is sitting nearly straight up
When transferring a resident who has a weak side: The strong side moves first
A resident who is ambulatory can: get out of bed and walk
When helping a visually impaired resident walk, where should the technician be: standing slightly in front of the resident
Created by: LPT Program