Special Considerations of Perineal Care (Nursing)

by Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN

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    00:00 So let's take a look at a few considerations when we're providing perineal care for either the male or the female client. So one thing to know, we talked about this earlier, this can be really uncomfortable for a client. I will tell you a great example is many times as a young nurse we may be providing perineal care to the opposite sex and especially if maybe an older client. This is really embarrassing and uncomfortable for them. Or, if you think about it even someone close to your same age. So when providing perineal care, make sure you just talk, have conversation, make sure you use matter-of-fact language, and be extra professional when you're talking through this with your client. Now, when we're in that particular area, make sure you avoid excessive friction and scrubbing. That's why those cleansing cloths are so great, they're really gentle. One thing to also use is an absorbent pad. These are really great because they can provide some moisture wicking and also decrease the risk of skin breakdown. Because the whole reason we provide perineal care is to really maintain the skin integrity of our client.

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    The lecture Special Considerations of Perineal Care (Nursing) by Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN is from the course Perineal Care (Nursing).

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    1. Being straightforward
    2. Talking in a high voice
    3. Making a joke to ease tension
    4. Not talking to the client at all during the procedure

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     Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN

    Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN

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