(b) It may be appropriate for those patients who perspire freely and/or
are confined to bed.
e. General guidelines.
(1) A back massage should take about five to ten minutes and can be given
with the patient's bath, before bedtime, or at any other time during the day.
(2) Determine if any patient allergies or skin sensitivities exist before
applying lotion to the patient's skin.
(3) The greatest relaxation effect of a massage occurs when the rhythm of
the massage is coordinated with the patient's breathing.
3-11. GUIDELINES FOR SHAVING A MALE PATIENT
a. If the patient is alert, question him about his shaving habits, and follow his
routine as closely as possible.
Gather equipment and supplies.
Basin with hot water.
(d) Shaving cream.
(g) Aftershave lotion.
(2) Wet the wash cloth, wring out any excess moisture, and apply it to the
beard area (to soften the beard).
Apply shaving cream to the beard.
Shave the beard on the cheeks and upper lip in the direction that the
Shave the beard on the neck against the direction of the hair growth.
Wash off any remaining shaving cream.