Children with chronic debilitating condition may need regular hygiene. This can be done by giving a bath or by wet spongin EQUIPMENT REQUIRED Wash bowl, warm water Sponge Comb/ Brush/ Scissors/ Nail clippers Oral hygiene equipment Bath towels Clean clothes   Before the procedure always explain it to the patients and the carers and take […]

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Mouth care is important especially in children who receive chemotherapy. It has to be done on a daily basis Most children are able to cope up with it themselves, but some may experience severe weakness and might need help. Look below for the procedure Equipment required Tray Mouthwash Cups Receiver or bowl Paper tissue Spatula […]

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Wound swabs are done commonly to look for the causative bacteria  Explain the procedure to the patient and the attendees Make sure that no antibacterial cream is applied.  If the wound is dry and crusty, you can put a few drops of sterile water and proceed as below. Wash hands with antibacterial soap and water […]

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The vaginal swab is done to look for bacterial infections and discharge. Always remember to rule out abuse if the vaginal discharge is suspicious Explain the procedure to the patient and the attendees Wash hands with antibacterial soap and water or use the bactericidal hand solution It can be done with the child lying supine […]

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A rectal swab is used to look for diseases or culture the bacteria Below is the procedure Before you start it, explain the procedure to the patient and the attendees Wash hands with antibacterial soap and water or use the bactericidal hand solution. The patient can lay down on the bed on the side and […]

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Penile swabs may be needed in cases of discharge suggesting an infection. Follow the procedure as below Explain the procedure to the patient and the attendees Wash hands with antibacterial soap and water or use the bactericidal hand solution. Wear gloves. It can be done with the child lying supine on the bed. The parents […]

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  Throat Swabs may be needed to look for infections  Follow the procedure as below Explain the procedure to the patient and the attendees Wash hands with antibacterial soap and water or use the bactericidal hand solution Make sure that no antibacterial solution has been used before taking the swab In younger children, you can […]

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Nasal Swabs may be needed to look for infections and to investigate MRSA bacteria Follow the procedure as below  Explain the procedure to the patient and the attendees Wash hands with antibacterial soap and water or use the bactericidal hand solution Make sure that no antibacterial solution or drops have been used before taking the […]

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Ear swabs may be taken in cases of obvious discharge from ear or to investigate for MRSA bacteria Follow the procedure as below Explain the procedure to the patient and the attendees Wash hands with antibacterial soap and water or use the bactericidal hand solution Make sure that no antibacterial solution or drops have been […]

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