Personal Hygiene and Pressure Ulcer prevention

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Personal hygiene is an important consideration in the holistic care of both the healthy child and one who has specific needs and compromise due to illness, surgery and hospitalisation. A good standard of hygiene is an integral component of daily life and is necessary to maintain dignity and self-esteem as well as to
prevent infection. It is essential that maintaining such a standard continues during a child’s time in hospital. Maintaining hygiene can also assist to promote normality in a sick child, enhance comfort and aid psychological well being.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Great Ormond Street Hospital Manual of Children's Nursing Practices.
Place of PublicationOxford
ISBN (Print)1405109327, 978-1405109321
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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