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Chapter 3:Techniques & Equipment for Physical AssessmentI.Describe infection control practices that are important to adhere to during a physical assessment.
II.Describe why personal protective equipment (PPE) and gloves may be used.
III.Describe standard precautions guidelines.
Chapter 3:Techniques & Equipment for Physical Assessmenta.before & after direct contact with patients & objects in patient care settingsb.after removing gloves after patient contactc.before eatingd.after using the restaurantc.Techniques:a.Handwashinga.paired with soap and waterb.World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations for hand hygienetechnique:i.wet hands thoroughly with waterii.apply enough soap to cover surface of hands completelyiii.rub hands from 40-60 seconds doing the following::1.palm to palm2.palms to back of hands with fingers interlocked3.palm to palm with fingers interlocked4.backs of fingers to opposing palms with fingers interlocked5.rotating thumbs clasped in palmsiv.rinse hands with waterv.dry hands thoroughly with a disposable towelvi.turn faucet off with towelb.Alcohol-based hand sanitizera.acceptable in few situations including the following:i.direct contact with patients or objects like medical equipmentii.after removing gloves if hands are not visibly dirty orcontaminatediii.US healthcare settings usually contain between 60%-90% ethanolor isopropanolb.World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations for hand hygienetechnique:i.obtain palmful of hand sanitizer productii.cover all surfaces of the handsiii.

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Nursing, Health care provider, Physical examination, Heart sounds

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