Key Concepts- Chapter 30

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hygienic practices include caring for the

skin, hair, nails, mouth, teeth, and perineal areas

2

Inadequate hygiene practices can contribute to

alterations in a persons health

3

what can influence personal hygiene behaviors

culture, socioeconomic class, spirituality, development, health state, and personal preferences

4

the comprehensive nursing assessment uses ___ skills to elicit data about a patients hygiene status

interview and physical assessment

5

the nurse must determine if the patient has ___ to care for the skin and mucous membranes

knowledge, attitude, skills, and resources

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bathing and caring for the body also includes

oral cavity, eyes, ears, nose, hair, nails, feet, perineal, and vaginal areas

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hygiene measures nurses assist in

bathing and skin care, massage, routine head to toe care, environmental care, and teaching patients about skin care