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Providing care in the home for someone whose physical or mental faculities are declining creates new and special safety needs.  A phone or bell near your loved one's bed would enable him or her to summon assistance.    Prevent fires and burnsUse smoke alarms. Don't smoke in bed or in a recliner. Have an escape plan and practice it. Post emergency…
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Purpose To remove oral secretions when the patient is unable to do it on their own   Supplies you will need Suction machine Connecting tubing Collection bottle Yankauer catheter Container of water   What to do Place the suction machine on a sturdy surface that will support its weight. Plug the cord into a properly grounded (three-prong)…
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