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Bag technique


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Bag technique

  2. 2. DEFINITION  Bag technique a tool by which the nurse, during her visit will enable her to perform a nursing procedure with ease and deftness, to save time and effort, with the end view of rendering effective nursing care to clients.
  3. 3. PURPOSES:  To carry equipment and material needed during a visit to the home, school or factory.  To carry equipment and materials that are needed to make tests and to demonstrate care such as dressing, eye irrigation, injections, urine testing etc.
  4. 4. CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING PRINCIPLES: 1. Prevention of contamination 2. Protection of the caregiver 3. Make articles readily accessible 4. Make follow-up care
  5. 5. SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS IN THE USE OF THE BAG  1. The bag should contain all necessary articles, supplies and equipment which may be used to answer emergency needs. 2. The bag and it’s contents should be cleaned as often as possible, supplies replaced and ready for use at anytime. 3. The bag and it’s contents should be well protected from contact with any article in the home of the patients. Consider the bag and it’s contents clean and/or sterile while any article belonging to the patients as dirty and contaminated
  6. 6. 4. The arrangement of the contents of the bag should be the one most convenient to the user to facilitate the efficiency and avoid confusion 5. Hand washing is done as frequently as the situation calls for, helps in minimizing or avoiding contamination of the bag and its contents. 6. The bag when used for a communicable case should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before keeping and re-using.
  7. 7. EVALUATION AND DOCUMENTATION:  1. Record all relevant findings about the client and members of the family.  2. Take note of environmental factors which affect the clients/family health.  3. Include quality of nurse-patient relationship.  4. Assess effectiveness of nursing care provided.
  8. 8. PROCEDURE: Steps Rationale 1. Select a work area To prevent country yard or the children or do- verandah domestic animal getting in the way 2. Spread a news- To create a clean paper or plastics area square on a flat surface area
  9. 9. 3. Make newspaper bag To discard the waste 4. Loosen the buttons of the bag 5.Remove hand wash- To avoid cross ing materials and infection wash poured water 6. Take out necessary To do procedure articles for the proce- dure and place on the clean area w/out touch- ing the outside of the bag
  10. 10. 7. Give nursing services as indicated 8. After the procedure, To avoid cross wash the hand with infection. soap and water. 9. Return the article to To disinfect the the bag, use cotton articles swab moistened with spirit and wipe out- side of used bottles. All other instrument used during the visit must be boiled for 5mins. Before replacing into the bag.
  11. 11. 10. Fold the used paper bag To discard it and keep it outside the pocket. Close bag. 11. Give the waste paper bag To disposal to the family members. 12. Write on what was observed what was done, instruction given, plan for next visit.
  12. 12. PROCEDURE:  1. Open the bag, take the linen or plastic lining and spread over work field. The paper lining clean side out (folded part out).  2.Place the bag on the table or any flat surface lined with paper lining, clean side out (folded part touching the table). Put bag’s handles or straps beneath the bag.  3. Take out hand towel, soap dish, and apron and place them at one corner of the work area (within the confines of the plastic lining).  4. Place waste bag outside of work area.
  13. 13.  5. Ask for a basin of water if faucet is not available. Place these outside the work area.  6. Do hand washing. Wipe, dry with towel. Leave the plastic wrappers of the towel in soap dish in the bag.  7. Put on right side out and wrong side with crease touching the body, sliding the head into the neck strap, neatly tie the straps at the back.  8. Put out the things most needed for the specific case ( ex. Thermometer, kidney basin, cotton ball, waste paper) and place at one corner of the work area.
  14. 14.  9. Proceed to the specific nursing care or treatment.  10. After completing nursing care or treatment, clean and alcoholize the things used.