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- - Miss 'Emma - Arnold, 58 -years
old,- Ionia,, MicliM ,BJied.'by car
last night at Clark" and Sherman
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MAYING THE SICK-COMFORTABLE
Byi Josephine Hill;r :s Graduate
Nurse-K.'-Vr Hospitals '"'
r The smallthings are 'really the
. big things in"a sick room.-- "Atten-
tion ;6 "seemingly -unimportant
a details means much 'in a patient's
J comfort. ' l " ' "
a 'If ' you can have" & few fresh
flowers or-a'growing plant in the
sickto'om, it'will give 'a great-deal
of pleasure, ;but" don't have "cut
flowers in the foqm at-'iuglit. " Be
sure to put?1"resn WateY'in the
vase each day. " r'
Always -have a place "for' the
doctor to wash his' hands, and a
clean towel'fbr him. ' Have some
sort of pretty shawl, or dres'sing
sack to put "on-your patient-whe'n
she sits up in bed to eat; as every
.additional luxury, no ma titer1 how
simple," gives pleasure-to the sifck'.
. ilf you "-have'a "standing" and
r folding g'cfeen in the rom itl is
always convenient, eitjierio' bregk
the breeze from blowing dn-ybur
patient or toTshade thejlighMrbm
her eye. . r '
. During the"day you might'roll
1 th'e bed-near"the window1 so your
njiatient c'an--look out,1 andat night
" rollit back' in its1 place, '-so. as-not
to g et any draught ' from the
Have a small table at the side
. of the room, with aiwhfte cloth on
it and have on this-table the-medf-ccines,
'spoons, glasses -and every'-
thing ofthe kind in use.- " - z'
Don't' have them scattered
around "the" room "in-Todd'-places,
hut"keep"them all'together in one
plate. ' "Also -have on' this table
paper;and pencil, and-'write down
all tfye doctor .tells you to dp, and
be sure to do it -at the fight time.
Give your pat jent a fresh gown
in the'inorring,'and put dn a dif
ferent' one at night. This does
not mean two fresh gowns a day,
-Changing night and' morning,
ikis mote restful to the patient
than '.to keep on-the same gown
daytand riight: No, matter-how
busy you are with- other duties
artel cares, don't 'neglect' to comfe
and brush the parent's hair daily.
Otherwise itwilil hopelessly tan
? "Don't lettjiesick-rp'om get clut
"rerediup -With anlaccumulatrpn'of
things, 'jk'eep itidy.,a'nd in order,
and free from unnecessary things.
Have a comforta'blfe easy -chair
ne'a'r the; bed yth&n' you get your
patietirupVand"don't'tire Ijer out
b'y-puttin-'6n her clothes. Spread
a"blanjcet.in the: chair, put a wrap
per and-.'stlppersCcHryour patient
and. let her sit ' on the blanket,
foldirjg-it over 'and 'around 'heV.
This will keep her warm enough,,
ahdj-will.'not be -as tiring as to
completely .put-on her.elol;he's".
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