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Home Health Bag Technique

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Published on Sep 15, 2010

Definition
Bag technique -- a tool making use of public health bag through which the nurse, during his/her home visit, can perform nursing procedures with ease and deftness, saving time and effort with the end in view of rendering effective nursing care.
Public health bag - is an essential and indispensable equipment of the public health nurse which he/she has to carry along when he/she goes out home visiting. It contains basic medications and articles which are necessary for giving care.
Rationale
To render effective nursing care to clients and /or members of the family during home visit.
Principles
The use of the bag technique should minimize if not totally prevent the spread of infection from individuals to families, hence, to the community.
Bag technique should save time and effort on the part of the nurse in the performance of nursing procedures.
Bag technique should not overshadow concern for the patient rather should show the effectiveness of total care given to an individual or family.
Bag technique can be performed in a variety of ways depending upon agency policies, actual home situation, etc., as long as principles of avoiding transfer of infection is carried out.

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