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Nursing Care in Medicated Bath - Kidney Disease

As some discomforts will occur during medicated bath and they are frightening
sometimes, it needs to know some nursing cares about medicated bath.
During medicated bath, blood vessels will be dilated in epidermis and more water will be lost through sweat. There are some transient changes such as low blood pressure, increased heart rate, elevated temperature, losing weight and so on. Some patients may have sudden dizziness or faint due to the short-term lack of blood and oxygen in brain, but they will come to themselves after having water or glucose in half hour.
Contraindications in medicated bath

As medicated bath will cause the transient lack of blood and oxygen in brain, medicated bath is unsuitable to those who are suffering from ischemic cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, heart failure, hypovolemia, low blood pressure, acute bleeding or the End Stage Kidney Failure combined with acute infections.How Does Medicated Bath Affect PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease)
Nursing care before medicated bath
The bathroom must be the ventilated room with measures of keeping warm, preventing skidding, providing oxygen and medicines for urgent aid.
If the patients take medicated bath at first time, they must be accompanied by their doctors or family members. In addition, they must be told how to ask for aid when they feel uncomfortable.Medicated Bath in Treating Polycystic Kidney Diseases
Salt water or glucose should be prepared for emergencies such as faint or lack of energy.
Nursing care during medicated bath Medicated Bath Therapy For PKD
According to patients’ the blood pressure, dry weight, volume of urine and other values, doctors will regulate temperature of water and the course of the bath to prevent undue sweating or prostration.
Commonly, heart pulse or heart rate should be detected every five minute. If necessary, blood pressure is closely watched for unconsciousness. If oxyhemoglobin saturation (SaO2) is less than 0.95 or hear rate is slower than 120 very minute, oxygen must be offered to the patients. Commonly speaking, palpitation, chest pain or faint will be eased after a short rest.
Nursing care after medicated bath
Finishing medicated bath, poles and sweat glands are all unfold. With the wet skin, patients easily catch a cold if they hurry out and ignore keeping warm and having a good rest. Therefore, doctors will keep patients in the bathroom until their sweat dries and temperature turns normal.
When the bath is finished, it is important not to stand suddenly, which will cause orthostatic hypotension. Unconsciousness will occur subsequently.

As long as follow doctors’ advice, medicated bath is safe and effective in treating and preventing diseases.

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