- Lay the body supine and straighten their limbs (unless this is not possible).
- Remove any clothing from the body and pack personal possessions.
- Clean the body. Pay particular attention to the face and hands.
- Body bag (optional): During the cleaning process, I like to log roll the deceased and place an opened body bag under them.
- Close the eyes. Sometimes the deceased eyes may be open or partially open.
- Clean the mouth.
- Try to make the patients hair tidy and in their preferred style.
- Dress in a clean gown.
- Position the body.
- Prepare the environment.
- After initially bringing the family to the deceased and spending some time settling them into this experience, it may be useful to withdraw to the background.
Metered-dose inhalers with a spacer can perform at least as well as nebulisation in delivering beta-agonists in children with acute asthma. Salbutamol has systemic side effects – tremor and increased pulse rate were more common when using nebulisers.
Most infants transition from intrauterine to extrauterine life without any assistance. The term-infant with good tone, color, and respiratory effort requires no assistance and should be handed off to the mother after birth. However, approximately 10% of infants require some resuscitation and about 1% require extensive resuscitation. The main priority in neonatal resuscitation is establishment of effective ventilation and oxygenation.