Wednesday, February 21, 2024

HEALTH EDUCATION ON PERSONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE TO A PREGNANT WOMAN/CLIENT

Table of Contents

REQUIREMENTS #

  1. Maternal and Child Health Book (Manual and Electronic)
  2. Conducive room or enclosed area
  3. Ball pen
  4. Chairs

STEPS #

  1. Establish rapport (refer steps)
  2. Explain procedure to client (refer steps)
  3. Provide privacy and ensure client assume desired position
  4. Explain to client the need to attend antenatal clinic and procedures involved
  5. Enquire how client maintains personal and environmental hygiene
  6. Educate client to maintain hair hygiene as often as possible
  7. Educate client to maintain oral hygiene; brush teeth twice daily
  8. Counsel client on the need to bath with adequate water and soap at least once a day
  9. Counsel client on the importance of keeping the finger and toe nails short (if possible) and clean
  10. Teach client how to care for her perineum
  11. Counsel client to wear clean loose cotton clothes, underwear, low and well-fitting footwear
  12. Teach client on the importance of good ventilation and lighting in her room
  13. Teach client the importance of sleeping under treated mosquito net
  14. Ask client about her support person at home
  15. Educate client on the need to maintain a clean environment
  16. Encourage client to ask questions and give appropriate answers
  17. Emphasize the need for client to adhere to the information given
  18. Express appreciation of client for her cooperation
  19. Record and report all information in the Maternal and Child Health Book (Manual or Electronic)