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The skin of an elderly person is fragile. When there is a tear or break in the skin bacteria can enter. It’s important to dress the skin break immediately to promote healthy healing and prevent ulcers. Infected ulcers can become cellulitis which is an area of pain, swelling, and redness in the skin. Diabetics are more at risk...

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Often people want to help care for someone but just don't know how or what they should do.  This simple video shows how to care for someone who has been staying in bed for a long time and is at risk for developing a bedsore or pressure injury.  This can be anything from a red area...

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Often people want to help care for someone but just don't know how or what they should do. Patients who are in bed for long periods of time are prone to pneumonia and therefore shortness of breath. If they become restless, agitated or confused it can be because of lack of oxygen in their blood. This...

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Simple mouth care can prevent infections. This quick video shows how to care for someone by giving them simple mouth care. An early indication of bacteria in the mouth is bad breath. Saliva helps kill the bacteria that normally live in our mouths and prevents them from spreading. If your immunity is low or your mouth...

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This video shows you how to give a Clexane injection.  Clexane injections can 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. If your doctor gives you a prescription for the...

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There are many different cultural and religious practices, beliefs, and approaches to end-of- life. It is important for health care providers to understand and respond to the different cultural norms of patients and their families. Some Key Issues we have identified for you to think about are : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people A key…

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