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Skin Tears, Cellulitis and how To Prevent Skin Ulcers The skin of an elderly person is fragile. When there is a tear or break in the skin bacteria can enter. if this happens it’s important to cover the skin break immediately to promote healthy healing and prevent ulcers. Infected ulcers can become cellulitis which is...

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Pressure Area Care & How to Prevent Pressure Sores A person staying in bed for a long time is at high risk for developing a pressure injury. This can be anything from a red area to a break in the skin. Pressure sores can develop on heels, knees, coccyx, spine, shoulder blades, ears, elbows and...

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Oxygen, Breathlessness and Shortness of Breath Patients who are in bed for long periods of time are prone to pneumonia and therefore shortness of breath They may become restless, agitated or confused  if there is a  lack of oxygen in their blood. This video shows step by step instructions to using oxygen masks, nasal prongs...

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Oral Hygiene & Mouth Care Mouth hygiene is very simple but extremely important for preventing bacterial infections that begin in the mouth. An early indication of bacteria in the mouth is bad breath. Patients who are on oxygen or are mouth breathers can develop bad breath. Saliva helps kill the bacteria that normally live in...

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Clexane Injections and Preventing Blood Clots This video shows step by step instructions of how to give Clexane Injections to prevent blood clots. A blood clot is a lump that forms usually in the lower part of the leg and it can cause smaller clots to break off and go the heart or lungs.  ...

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Fact: When you are providing loving, practical care for someone at home, many people will ask "what can I do to help?"  Some will offer to drive, some will drop off more spaghetti bolognaise than you have ever seen, some will give helpful suggestions about a new form of treatment that helped their cousin last year,...

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