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massage contraindications?

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by Ash0315 Ash0315 (New) New

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So i am studying for the NCLEX PN, and I'm coming across some different things on when/when not to give a massage, i have read that you SHOULD massage pt's with amputation to decrease tenderness/promote circulation, you should massage boggy fundus, and after bath etc.

can someone please list or give some examples of when/when not to give a massage? or when it is contraindicated? thank you!

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DatMurse has 3 years experience and specializes in Hematology/Oncology.

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be careful with their platelets below 20.

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Kitiger has 40 years experience as a RN and specializes in Private Duty Pediatrics.

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Never massage if you suspect deep vein thrombosis.

Edited by Kitiger
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oh yeah forgot about that one thanks

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JBudd has 38 years experience as a MSN and specializes in Trauma, Teaching.

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Don't massage over bony prominences, especially if they are reddened. You can gently massage the areas around them, but not over.

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