CNA Personal Care Skills 2

TED hose (anti-embolism) are applied

Elastic stockings, or anti-embolism stockings, are used for patients who have had surgery or are unable to ambulate. Make sure the size is correct for the patient before starting. Assist the patient to lie down in a supine position. The patient's feet and legs should be dry. Roll the stocking inside out all the way to the heel. Fit it on the foot and heel, then roll it up onto the patient's leg. Smooth any wrinkles and make sure the stockings are straight. Talcum powder can be helpful to prevent friction and rubbing on the skin.

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