Skin Care - page 3

What is everyone doing currently for Skin Care? We are working on updating our skin care policy. Are you avoiding alcohol? Using only sterile water for skin preps? Betadine only for arterial... Read More

  1. by   Mimi2RN
    Originally posted by Gompers
    what is "butt paste" as I've never heard of it?
    Butt paste (as we know it), is a compound mixed by the pharmacist.
    To make 6oz: Questran 1 pkt
    Mylanta 10 ml's
    Aquaphor 5.2 oz

    Usually a prn order. It's creamy, not sticky like desitin.

    For bathing normal newborns, the hospital provides Johnsons something-or-other in the newborn kits. For our babies, we use Neutrogena soap, even for the hair. They smell so good after a bath! When they are stable, they are bathed every couple of days-as long as it's not so crazy busy that we don't have the time.

    LisaRN2B-sorry your baby had such problems. Unfortunately, one of the side effects of abx therapy can be a very sore butt. The baby gets liquid squirty stool, and it must burn when it's coming out. Some of them get a yeast infection, too. I'm a big believer in yogurt, when I'm on abx.

    The skin being ripped of your babies arm was due to tape being stuck down well. I would hope that the nurse felt bad about that. If you find that she tolerates bandaids, she is probably not allergic to tape.
  2. by   LisaRN2B
    Originally posted by Mimi2RN
    LisaRN2B-sorry your baby had such problems. Unfortunately, one of the side effects of abx therapy can be a very sore butt. The baby gets liquid squirty stool, and it must burn when it's coming out. Some of them get a yeast infection, too. I'm a big believer in yogurt, when I'm on abx.

    The skin being ripped of your babies arm was due to tape being stuck down well. I would hope that the nurse felt bad about that. If you find that she tolerates bandaids, she is probably not allergic to tape.
    TY for your reply. I don't know if the nurse felt badly about it or not (I know I would have if I had been the nurse). She didn't even comment about it and was ready to send us on our way before I made a comment about the arm/butt situation. It all turned out well in the end (no pun intended!), my daughter got better and aside for some slight scarring from the yeast rash, she did heal. (She's 9 yrs. old now, and doing fine!)
  3. by   NeoMomRN
    Our skin care, as far as bathing and lotion goes, is in the reworks now. We have had some out breaks of infection in our unit and, like I saw someone mention, some of our nurses are very serious about thier bathing. They scrub and soak and then lotion up. We are not allowed to use lotion in our unit, but they do. The only approved moistureizer is aquaphor and they are in the process of redoing that too. Baby lotion is a no no d/t the non antibacterial aspect of it. As far as the amount of bathing goes, we do M-W-F right now, but only if the baby is stable enough and only sponge baths for the vents, lines, ivs etc.

    We use the mess out of Deuoderm. under any taped product, except IVs, sat probes, and EKG leads. ETTs are taped to the deuoderm with pink tape. OGTs are taped with either pink tape or clear micropore (I think is what it is called) tape to the deouderm. Temp probes are put on the heart and the deuoderm will have a small hole in it so the actual probe is touching the heart and the skin. It is very rarely that you see tape directly on the body esp in a micronate. We don't usually use leads on micronates until they are about 2 weeks old unless there is something going on and then we will put them on the back since the chest is so small and they don't really stay on well. we use poseys on our sat probes and if needed we cut both the posey and the sat probe down to the size, by cutting the stickey strip off. I hope this helps some.

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