Discharge And Home Healthcare Guidelines

Teach the patient primary prevention strategies:

To perform self-skin assessments, including the use of a buddy or a mirror during the self-assessment.

To use sunscreens and lip balms with a sun protection factor of 15; to apply sunscreens 15 to 30 minutes before every exposure to the sun; and to follow the reapplication guidelines.

To use wrap-around sunglasses with 99% to 100% UV absorption to protect the eyes and the skin area around the eyes. To avoid sun exposure, particularly between 10:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. To use available shade, avoid artificial tanning, and wear protective clothing.

To be aware of photosensitivity because certain medications and cosmetics can enhance UV ray exposure.

To encourage members of the family to follow all prevention strategies.

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