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Explain How To Use Hydrogen Peroxide For Blood Stains On Cloths

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13 Hacks that Every Nurse Needs
It’s no secret that a profession in the medical field is not a piece of cake, here’s a few tips to make your job a little easier.

1. Use Triple gloves for Code Brown.

Code Brown is no fun for anyone. To save yourself from all the mess, try triple gloving. This protects your hands from contact with your patient’s feces or any other bodily fluids. Strip the first pair and work with your second pair of gloves when putting on his new diaper. Take the second pair off and use the remaining pair of gloves on your hands in placing a fresh sheet on his bed and in disposing of waste. This trick doesn’t only save time, but it also limits the chances of your bare hands getting in
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Use hydrogen peroxide for blood stains.

Hydrogen peroxide is most effective for removing blood stains on cloths. It can be used as an instant stain remover in times of emergencies.

5. Put an examination glove over your stethoscope.

For contact precautions, put an examination glove over the stethoscope you are using. After every usage, just remove the gloves and discard. Gloves are thin enough to hear sensitive sounds through the stethoscope’s diaphragm but thick enough to prevent the risk of infection transmission between patients.

6. For confused patients

Some confused patients keep trying to get out of bed and short of tying them down, it’s hard to keep them in one place. What you can do is to give them a pile of towels or washcloths to fold. This trick gives them a sense of purpose so they can remain occupied in their rooms.

7. Use cloth or gauze for IV insertion on hairy skin.

When inserting IV lines into patients with hairy limbs, use a piece of cloth or gauze as a skin barrier upon application of tourniquet. This trick will reduce the pain associated with tourniquet friction rubbing against their hairy skin.

8. If you can’t pick up an O2 Sat
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Whenever patients are nervous about a needle stick

Have the patient take ten slow and deep breaths before sticking him for blood extraction. Breathing helps lessen fear and anxiety. If this doesn’t work, ask them to wiggle their toes. This technique distracts them so they can take off their mind from the needle stick. If they feel uncomfortable about wiggling their toes, you can also ask them to sing or draw with their pinky finger.

10. When doing a minor bedside procedure

If the patient and their family members are nervous about the procedure, give an anxious family member something to do. Simple tasks like holding the patient’s hands or helping you secure equipment will keep them from interrupting what you are doing. Anxious family members of the patient often feel overwhelmed with the feeling of not being able to do anything for their patient. It helps a lot to make them feel involved in patient care so they will be cooperative as you work with your patients.

11. For persistent nausea and vomiting

An ice pack pressed behind the ears can offer immediate relief. If the patient can’t tolerate an ice pack, a rolled hand towel filled with ice cubes is a good alternative.

12. When Hanging a
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