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What are precautions in using a heat lamp?
a. Inspect cord for fraying -
b. use 20 - 40 watt bulb
c. check patient frequent
e. Adequate distance from the wound
When using an ice pack be sure to use a:
Light cover
Moist heat has the physiological effect of:
Dialating the blood vessels
A systemic effect cold therapy is:
Shunting of blood from the periphery to the central organs
When applying hot compresses to a wound, it is best to use:
Sterile tecbnique
Hot compresses used on an open wound should be disposed of:
By placing in a plastic sealable bag
What heat treatment can usually be instituted by a nurse wtihout an order?
Warm compress