BAG TECHNIQUE

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AG TECHNIQUE

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BAG TECHNIQUE :

BAG TECHNIQUE

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Introduction Bag technique is 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 Purposes: To carry equipment and material needed during a visit to the home, school or factory. To carry equipment and material that are needed to make tests and to demonstrate care such as dressing, eye irrigation, injections, urine testing etc.

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Consider the following principles: 1) Prevention of contamination 2) Protection of the caregiver 3) Make articles readily accessible 4) Make follow-up care

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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 any time. 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 patient as dirty and contaminated.

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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.

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Procedure: Steps Select a work area, country yard or the verandah Spread a newspaper pr plastic square on a flat surface area Make newspaper bag Loosen the buttons of the bag Rationale To prevent children or domestic animal getting in the way To Create a clean area To discard the waste

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Remove hand washing material and wash under poured water Take out necessary articles for the procedure and place on the clean area without touching the outside of the bag Give nursing services as indicated After the procedure, wash the hand with soap and water To avoid cross infection To do procedure To avoid cross infection

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Return the articles to the bag, use cotton swab moistened with spirit and wipe outside of used bottles. All other instrument used during the visit must be boiled for 5 mts . Before replacing into the bag Fold the used paper bag and keep it outside the pocket Close the bag Give the waste paper bag to the family members Write report on what was observed, what was done, instruction given, plan for next visit To disinfect the articles To discard it For disposal

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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.

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