EXERCISES, LESSON 3
INSTRUCTIONS. The following exercises are to be answered by completing the
incomplete statement or by writing the answer in the space provided at the end of the
After you have completed all the exercises, turn to "Solutions to Exercises" at the
end of the lesson and check your answers.
Confinement in bed increases perspiration __________________ growth is
stimulated by moisture.
Skin irritation from hospital bed linens may result in skin breakdown and
Continuous pressure over any body part impairs circulation to that part and can
cause skin breakdown and eventual _______________________.
If the patient is incontinent, skin breakdown is likely to occur due to the presence
of moisture and __________________ on the skin.
At the first sign of redness to the skin, the area should be washed with soap and
water and rubbed with __________________
If you notice signs of pressure on a patient's skin, report it to the _____________.
Patient hygiene procedures followed in the morning affect the patient's
________________ throughout the day; care received at the end of the day
relaxes the patient and influences the ability to _______________
At the end of the day, it is important to check the floor for items such as
___________ and ______________, which the patient could slip on or fall over.