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so. ○ Ensure that the identification tags are properly placed. ○ Wrap the body with a shroud before it istaken to the morgue. After ○ Do after care. ○ Transfer the body from the bed to a stretcher for transportto the morgue. ○ Document the procedure.BEGINNING SKILLS 1. Check the chart for the physician’s certification of the death of the patient. 2. Askpermission and explain to the significant others that you are going to perform post mortem care. 3.Prepare the necessary materials. 4. Ask the family if they wish to remain inside the room during theprocedure. 5. If in the ward, draw curtains to provide privacy. 6. Pour lukewarm water into the basin. 7.Put on clean gloves. Remove jewelry or any personal items of the patient and give them to the significant
others. 8. Close patient’s eyes. Put on dentures, if any. Then close the patient’s mouth. 9. Remove allequipment, tubes, supplies, and dirty linens according to hospital protocol. 10.Dip wash cloth in basinwith lukewarm water then wrap it around your hand to form a mitten. Using circular strokes, wetpatient’s forehead, eyes, cheeks, nose, mouth, and ears. Using the same technique, soap the areasmentioned. Then wash with lukewarm water, still using the same technique. 11. Get cotton balls and putthem on patient’s closed eyes, in the nares, and in the outer ear. Then secure each with a tapelengthwise. 12.Secure the patient’s jaw with a cravat. 13. Drape the patient with a blanket, then removethe top sheet underneath. 14.Remove patient’s clothes carefully as to not expose any body part.15.Perform bed bath on the patient.a. Expose farther arm. Place bath towel under it. Perform step # 10 on this body part. Then drythoroughly. b. Expose the other arm. Do the same procedure. c. Using the same technique, wet, soap,and rinse the chest, abdomen, sides, and pubis. d. Turn patient towards you. Place the towel lengthwiseunder the patient’s back, down to the buttocks. Wet, soap, and rise the back and the buttocksthoroughly. e. Expose patient’s farther leg. Place towel under it. Wet, soap, and rinse thigh, leg, groin,and foot. f. Do the same thing to the leg nearer you. g. Finish the bath doing the same to the patient’sgenitalia 16.Put on the diaper, underwear, and patient’s new clothes. 17.Remove bath blanket. 18.Givethe family option to view or not to view patient and accompany them as they do so. 19.Encourage thefamily to say goodbye through touching and talking. 20.Do not rush this process. Once the family is morecomfortable, ask if they would like to be left alone. 21.Apply nametags on the hand and foot. 22.Coverand secure the patient with the shroud. Secure the shroud with safety pins. Secure another nametag onthe shroud. 23.Transport patient to the morgue.DISCHARGING A PATIENT Objectives After 3 hours of varied learning activities, the level III students willbe able to: 1. enumerate the phases of the discharge process 2. identify the elements of a writtendischarge 3. state the purposes of discharging the patient 4. cite the reasons for discharge 5. enumerate

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