There are two types of face masks that you may be asked to wear whilst you are in hospital (or visiting someone who is unwell). Standard face mask. N95 face mask. These are both disposable, single use masks. It is very important that they are fitted properly in order to be effective. Standard face mask. … Continue reading How to wear a hospital mask like a BOSS.
There are several different types of crutches (including elbow crutches and gutter crutches) but by far the most common is the Axillary crutch. The Axillary crutch is used following acute, short-term injuries and comes in both aluminium and wooden varieties that are adjustable in height and have a movable handgrip. Correct fit adjustments:To set the … Continue reading How to use crutches.
William is a 68 year old man who has just died in hospital. He could be your friend. He could be your spouse. He could be a close family member. This is the story of what will happen to William next. Immediately after William has died. William's death might be expected: he has been receiving … Continue reading What happens after you die in hospital?
You have been asked to provide a mid stream urine specimen and want to know how to do this (and why it needs to be mid stream).Mid steam urine collection is used to diagnose a bladder or urinary tract infection. Urine does not normally contain any significant numbers of micro-organisms. However, it can become contaminated … Continue reading What is a MID STREAM URINE collection?
You may have noticed some nurses and doctors carrying small penlight torches in their pockets. Known as neuro torches, they are used during a neurological assessment, to view your pupil's response to light. Normally, when the light intensity entering the eyes increases, impulses from the rods and cones on your retina travel via your optic … Continue reading The neuro torch.