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The Nursing Assistant's role in promoting sleep, rest, and comfort
Transcript of The Nursing Assistant's role in promoting sleep, rest, and comfort
To reduce odors.... empty, clean, and disinfect bedpans, urinals, commodes, and kidney basins.
Clean wet or soiled persons.
change dirty linens and clothing.
keep laundry containers close.
provide good hygiene to prevent body and breath odors.
common health care sounds may disturb patients and resident, which may affect their comfort and rest. Try to control your voice, handle equipment carefully. Noise and Lighting Good lighting is needed for safety and comfort. Glares, shadows, and dull lighting can cause falls, headaches, and eyestrain. 6 basic bed positions
Reverse Trendelenburg's position Beds Pain can cause restlessness. Pain means to ache, hurt, or be sore. It's subjective, you must rely on what the person says. Pain past experience
rest and sleep
personal and family duties
support of others Factors Affecting Pain plan care for uninterrupted rest.
avoid physical activity before bed time.
allow a flexible bed time.
provide comfortable room temperature.
provide a bedtime snack.
Darken the room.
Give a back massage.
Follow bedtime routines.
Promote Sleep Illness
Factors Affecting Sleep Insomnia- condition is which the person cannot sleep or stay asleep.
Sleep Deprivation- amount and quality of sleep are decreased.
Sleep-walking-when the person leaves the bed and walks about. Sleep Disorders The record for the longest period without sleep is 18 days, 21 hours, 40 minutes during a rocking chair marathon.
Anything less than five minutes to fall asleep at night means you’re sleep deprived.
Some scientists believe we dream to fix experiences in long-term memory, that is, we dream about things worth remembering.
Most of what we know about sleep we’ve learned in the past 25 years.