Practical Points in Nursing; For Nurses in Private Practice with an Appendix Containing Rules for Feeding the Sick; Recipes for Invalid Foods and Beverages; Weights and Measures; Dose List; And a Full Glossary of Medical Terms and Nursing

Practical Points in Nursing; For Nurses in Private Practice with an Appendix Containing Rules for Feeding the Sick; Recipes for Invalid Foods and Beverages; Weights and Measures; Dose List; And a Full Glossary of Medical Terms and Nursing

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... more muscles. The limb is at first tender, and the baby may cry when it is touched. The baby must be kept warm, good nourishing food be given, and massage and electricity applied. Tongue-tie.--Sometimes the band beneath the baby's tongue is too short and the baby cannot nurse. It is then tongue-tied, and the band will have to be snipped. This is a simple and almost painless operation, taking only a very few minutes, and no anesthetic is required, neither is there any loss of blood, except in some cases in which the scissors are kept close to the tongue rather than toward the jaw bone. The nurse can see the baby's tongue by placing a little sugar on the lower lip of the baby; this will cause it to put out the tongue to get the sugar. The little operation should be done by the doctor. The temperature of babies and that of some of the older children must be taken in the rectum, the thermometer being oiled before it is inserted, and carefully watched lest any sudden movement of the child should break the thermometer, the mercury and fine glass entering the rectum. The baby should be placed on its left side on the nurse's lap. Pulse and Respiration.--The pulse can only be taken correctly when the baby is asleep. The pulse is very easily affected, the least thing sending it up, together with the temperature, and increasing the respirations. The pulse at birth is about 140 beats per minute, and gradually it decreases with increase in age, as follows: First month the pulse is about 120 First to second year it is about 110 Second to fifth " "" loo Fifth to eighth " "" 9 Respirations at birth are from 4-5 First month, about 40 First to third year, about 35 Third to fifth"" 25 Signification of the Baby's...show more

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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 304g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236571673
  • 9781236571670