Preparation for Perineal Care (Nursing)

by Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN

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    00:00 Welcome to perineal care for a female and a male. Now, this may be a little bit of an uncomfortable topic for some, but one thing I want you to keep in mind is this is so important in regards to skin and care hygiene and also comfort for your client. And not only to mention dignity for your client as well. So let's take a look at how we want to provide perineal care for our patients. So let's take a look at some things that we can use; a bath blanket; sheet or towel; you may also want some hand towels as well; disposable cleansing cloth, now these are really nice to have if you have them in your facility. If not, you can use a towel and a washcloth and just some mild soap; an absorbent pad for underneath your patient; and barrier cream if you need that. So before we get started, we want to perform our hand hygiene and provide privacy definitely for our patients. This is really important especially in this area. Explain the procedure, let your patient know what you're doing, and then raise the bed to appropriate working height for you. Now, right before we get started we're going to perform our hand hygiene again and then we're going to put on our gloves. Now, this is a great time to position your patient for comfort and place them on their back. And we want to go ahead and place a towel, a blanket, or some sort of sheet over the patient's area. Now this is really important for chilling and also to provide privacy for your patient.

    01:33 Now if you're using disposable cleansing cloth, this is a really good time to have this available, open, and ready.

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    The lecture Preparation for Perineal Care (Nursing) by Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN is from the course Perineal Care (Nursing).

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    1. Perform hand hygiene upon entering the room.
    2. Perform hand hygiene just before putting on gloves.
    3. Let down the client's bed to the lowest position.
    4. Position the client in the lateral position.
    5. Openly expose the genitalia.

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     Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN

    Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN

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