Monthly Archives March 2014

Bathing After Surgery: Easy Tips for Taking a Safe, Effective Shower

bathing after surgeryFormerly simple activities like bathing and showering can become challenging after surgical procedures. When bathing after surgery, your incisions typically must stay dry for a while, so be sure to shower after surgery only when your doctor tells you it’s okay. Follow doctor’s instructions carefully, no matter what you read here or anywhere online. General post-surgery bathing or showering tips include:

  • Opt for sponge baths until you’re able to shower safely.
  • Unless your physician instructs you otherwise, remove wound dressings or bandages before taking your shower. However, certain waterproof bandages can be left on while showering.
  • If you have paper strips on top of your surgical incisions, they should start peeling off during showers...
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Making the Home Use of a Hospital Bed as Comfortable as Possible

home use of a hospital bedWhen caring for a bedridden family member or loved one, you’re naturally concerned with their comfort. For the home use of a hospital bed, use these tips to make it as comfortable as possible.

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Choosing a Walker? What to Think About on Your Search

choosing a walkerChoosing a walker to assist with your mobility can be a bit complicated. Once you’ve made your choice and mastered its use, however, you’ll be pleased at your improved abilities. You’ll soon be able to go about your daily routine more safely and comfortably. Here are some useful tips to help you choose a walker wisely:

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Using a Stethoscope: The Proper Way to Use This Medical Tool

using a stethoscopeThere are many medical reasons for using a stethoscope, including assessing lung, heart and bowel sounds and detecting narrowed arteries, which produce whooshing sounds called bruits. The stethoscope can also be used to help measure blood pressure along with a blood pressure cuff.

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