Lymphatic Drainage and Wound Care
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Lymphatic Drainage and Wound Care

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What is the recommended pressure for rinsing an ulcer with a sterile saline solution?

2 to 10 psi

What is the term for the edge of the wound that has rolled under?

Epiboly

What should be avoided when performing wound and skin cleansing?

The use of toxic agents, including hydrogen peroxide and povidone-iodine

What is the term for the vertical destruction of tissue underneath intact skin along the margins of the ulcer?

<p>Tunneling</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is an important aspect of wound care when the patient is incontinent?

<p>Performing consistent and thorough perineal care</p> Signup and view all the answers

What should be described in the documentation of a pressure ulcer?

<p>The size, depth, and characteristics of the ulcer, including exudate and surrounding skin</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary purpose of compression in an amputee patient when swelling is no longer present?

<p>For shaping</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the recommended duration of compression sock usage?

<p>Up to 23 hours, including during bathing</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is one of the precautions when performing lymphatic drainage massage?

<p>Impaired sensation or mentation</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the recommended inflation deflation time ratio for edema prevention and venous stasis ulcer treatment?

<p>80-100/25-50</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a contraindication for compression therapy?

<p>All of the above</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a primary risk factor for pressure ulcers?

<p>Inadequate or improper nutrition or fluid intake</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a method to prevent pressure ulcers?

<p>Frequent changes in the patient’s position</p> Signup and view all the answers

What can lead to skin irritation, maceration, or breakdown?

<p>Persistent incontinence</p> Signup and view all the answers

What should be avoided to prevent pressure ulcers?

<p>Shear forces</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is important to establish for patients at risk of pressure ulcers?

<p>An appropriate diet and feeding schedule</p> Signup and view all the answers

How often should pressure relief be provided?

<p>Every 15 minutes</p> Signup and view all the answers

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