How to Use proper draping techniques during a gynecology exam
In Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN), doctors deal specifically with the female reproductive organs, which means a lot of visual inspection of the vaginal area. Whether you're a doctor, surgeon, nurse, or nursing assistant, knowing how to properly drape a patient is detrimental to the patient feeling protected and secure with the hospital staff, along with having some privacy. This video will cover different types of draping techniques.
The first draping technique is for the sitting position, where the cardiac exam and respiratory exam are done. While you learn the draping technique, you will also learn the basics of the examination procedure. The second draping technique is during the supine position of the patient, for the completion of the cardiac exam and the abdomen exam. Then, learn the draping technique in the lithotomy position.
If you're able to master these techniques, you'll have a great relationship with you patient and you'll be an awesome healthcare provider.
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