A 79-year-old female patient who has an indwelling catheter is receiving perineal care from a nursing assistant. During the procedure, the nurse will intervene when the nursing assistant is doing which of the following?

Pouring water with a temperature of 111 degrees Fahrenheit

Explanation

• Warm water according to body temperature is ideal to provide comfort and to avoid scald burns during perineal wash

• It is recommended to wash from the front to the back of the perineum

• Elderly patients should be covered as much as possible to prevent chills during the procedure

• Gently pat dry the patient after the procedure

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