Back Care

Back Care

Regular bathing and massage of the neck, back, buttocks, and upper arms promotes patient relaxation and allows assessment of the patient’s skin condition. Particularly important for the bedridden patient, massage causes cutaneous vasodilation, helping to prevent pressure ulcers from prolonged pressure on bony prominences or perspiration. Gentle back massage can be performed after myocardial infarction but may be contraindicated in patients with rib fractures, surgical incisions, or other recent traumatic injury to the back.

Preparation of Equipment

Fill the basin two-thirds full with warm water.

Jul 21, 2016 | Posted by in NURSING | Comments Off on Back Care

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