Paplating & Cold Hands

  1. How do others deal with this? I was thinking work out gloves but that can look pretty silly.
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  3. by   RNsweetie
    I have very cold hands, to help me with this when palpating pts, before i go to their bedside, i do the reg wash but then i let the water run over them for a little while longer nice warm water, then i go straight to the pt and palpation is first. I would think that workout gloves are material and therefor not a great idea for infection control. but i am not familiar with these workouts for me:chuckle good luck and remember what they say...cold hands warm heart...

  4. by   Kabin
    Quote from RNsweetie
    remember what they say...cold hands warm heart...
    Thanks, I'll use that one next time they razz me! :chuckle
  5. by   Tsai Knight
    This is a big problem for me as well....trying to be considerate for the patients but don't know what to do.
    Thanks! this tip is very helpful....
    "Cold hands warm heart." well....and the warm water tip...haha