I. Preparation for the procedure.
|one.||Treat hands in a hygienic way, dry.|
|2.||Prepare the caliper for operation, check the operability of the device.|
|3.||Introduce yourself to the patient, explain the purpose and course of the upcoming procedure.|
|4.||Help the patient undress (depending on the measurement site) and take a comfortable position.|
II. Execution of a procedure.
|5.||Determine the place of application of the device according to the traditional method or in accordance with the doctor’s prescription.|
|6.||Grab the skin and subcutaneous fat at the measurement site in a 1 cm fold.|
|7.||Place the caliper on the crease distal to the thumb and forefinger, midway between the apex and base of the crease.|
|eight.||Release the caliper lever while continuing to maintain the crease until the end of the measurement.|
|nine.||After 2 seconds, read the caliper scale.|
|ten.||Repeat the measurement three times, while the results should not differ by more than 1 mm.|
III. End of procedure.
|12.||Communicate the results of the study to the patient.|
|thirteen.||Treat hands in a hygienic way, dry.|
|fourteen.||Make an appropriate record of the results of the implementation in the medical documentation.|