Dislodge the autografts.
Increase edema in the arms.
Increase the amount of scarring.
Decrease circulation to the fingers.
Wash hands. apply a pediculicide to the client’s scalp. and remove any observable mites.
Isolate the client’s bed linens until the client is no longer infectious.
Notify the nurse in the day surgery unit of a potential scabies outbreak.
Place the client on enteric precautions.
“This makes the skin feel soft.”
“This prevents evaporation of water from the hydrated epidermis.”
“This minimizes cracking of the dermis.”
“This prevents inflammation of the skin.”
Range of motion.
Use cosmetic camouflage techniques.
Protect the graft from direct sunlight.
Continue physical therapy.
Apply lubricating lotion to the graft site.
“Avoid sexual intercourse until you’ve completed treatment. which takes 14 to 21 days.”
“Wash your hands thoroughly to avoid transferring the infection to your eyes.”
“If you have intercourse before treatment ends. tell sexual partners of your status and have them wash well after intercourse.”
“If you don’t get treatment. you may develop meningitis and suffer widespread central nervous system (CNS) damage.”
During early pregnancy. herpes simplex infection may cause spontaneous abortion or premature delivery.
Genital herpes simplex lesions are painless. fluid-filled vesicles that ulcerate and heal in 3 to 7 days
Herpetic keratoconjunctivitis usually is bilateral and causes systemic symptoms.
A client with genital herpes lesions can have sexual contact but must use a condom.
Cancer of the ovaries.
Cancer of the uterus.
Cancer of the cervix.
Cancer of the vagina.
Elevation of the extremity
Pressure point control
Application of a tourniquet