Comfort: Is a pleasant feeling of being relaxed and free from pain.
Factors affecting human comfort?
Environmental Factors:
Temperature: The difference between the temperature of surroundings and the body will have direct influence on body's gain or loss of heat.
Air speed: Body exposed to a wind pressure of 20 miles/ hour can lose heat. It is very important during summer to lose heat to maintain comfort.
Humidity: High humidity makes it difficult to evaporate perspiration into the air. Therefore, it affects the rate of loss of body heat by evaporation, which increases discomfort.
Psychological :
Stress and anxiety: Person preoccupied with personal problems may not be able to relax.
Therefore, the patient will have continuous psychological discomfort.
Personal Factors:
Clothing: It interferes with the ability to lose heat to the environment. If clothing does not provide enough insulation, the wearer may feel cold. Therefore, add on layers of clothing if feeling cold and remove if feeling warm.
Metabolic heat: More physical activity, more heat is produced. Therefore, increased metabolic rate increases heat production.
Pillow: A rectangular cloth bag stuffed with cotton, foam, rubber, feather etc. is used to support head, neck, arms, legs and back to add comfort to the patient. Skillful arrangement of pillow to support the normal anatomical groove will prevent strain and fatigue.
Back rest: A device that provides support to the back in sitting position which may be either adjustable bed or adjustable back rest.
Trochanter rolls: These are made of rolling bath towel or bath blanket into such a shape that keeps the axis parallel to the articulating surface so the axis can remain stationary, thus enhancing support.
Foot rest: A wooden block or board that provides support to the foot prevents foot drop. Keeping the foot in correct angle would prevent fatigue.
Sand bags: A sack or bag filled with sand can be made into various sizes. It is used to immobilize a part and relieve discomfort.
Bed cradle: A frame made up of iron or wood placed over the bed to take away the weight of top bed clothing and to prevent sheet or blanket from touching the patient. E.g. Patients with burns, if plaster cast is not dry.
Air cushion: An inflatable cushion. It shifts off body weight and relieves pressure on certain part of the body. E.g.: sacrum
Cotton rings: Small cotton rings are made to relieve pressure from certain Darts of the body.
e.g. elbow and heels
Air or water mattress: Inflammable air or water mattress, which relieves pressure from the body prominences and equalizes the pressure to a certain extent while lying on it.
Cardiac table: Cardiac table either made up of iron or wood may be placed over the head bed or rolled over the bed. It is used when patient want to sit and lean forward. It may be used for the patient to take his food in bed itself.



anaphysio,4,ASEPSIS AND INFECTION CONTROL,9,audio,1,biochemistry,2,blog,1,BSN Notes: Assessment in Psychiatry,6,BSN Notes: Burns,11,BSN Notes: Care of Terminally Ill Patients,6,BSN Notes: Childhood and Developmental Disorders,6,BSN Notes: Common Behavioural and Social Problems,4,BSN Notes: Common Childhood Diseases,7,BSN Notes: Common Signs And Symptoms,32,BSN Notes: Community Mental Health Nursing,12,BSN Notes: Critical Care,12,BSN Notes: Disaster and Emergency,15,BSN Notes: ENT,8,BSN Notes: Eye,25,BSN Notes: History and Assessment,24,BSN Notes: Introduction of Psychiatry,27,BSN Notes: Legal Issues In Psychiatry,4,BSN Notes: Medication Administration,24,BSN Notes: Neuritic_Stress related and Somatization Disorders,10,BSN Notes: Neurology,6,BSN Notes: Oncological Nursing,8,BSN Notes: Organic Brain Disorders,1,BSN Notes: Oxygenation,3,BSN Notes: Personality_Sexual and Eating Disorders,5,BSN Notes: Principles and Concepts of Psychiatry Nursing,2,BSN Notes: Psych-pharmacology and Other Treatment Modalities,30,BSN Notes: Psychiatry Emergencies and Crisis Intervention,4,BSN Notes: Psychosocial Needs,5,BSN Notes: Schizophrenia and othe Psychotic Disorders,4,BSN Notes: The healthy child,5,BSN Notes: TNPR,9,BSN Notes: Urinary Elimination,14,chn,41,clinicalkannada,4,clinicals1,40,clinicals2,13,clinicals3,33,clinicals4,17,Code of Ethics,3,community,7,Critical thinking,7,drugs,3,Epidemiological Approach,4,Equipment & Linen,9,Equipments & Linen,1,Etics and Legal,1,exa,1,exam,11,featured,19,fon,142,fon3,142,fun,1,geriatric,1,goingbacktodraft,673,graphic,1,Growth and Development,5,he,115,hotspot,6,kannada,63,language,1,Machinery,10,Medications,1,Memory Tools,9,mhn,127,microbiology,3,misc,2,mnemonics,48,msn,137,NCLEX,13,ncp,27,news,4,obg,28,OBG Medications,1,Peri- operative Nursing,2,pharma,29,Physical Examination and Assessment,9,Psychology,2,Pulse,7,resources,1,Respiration,4,Transitional care,1,Ventilators,5,voice,2,
item Comfort
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy