External Radiation Therapy Patient Teaching

by Cathy Parkes August 14, 2020 Updated: December 29, 2021

Nursing Tips - External Radiation Therapy Patient Teaching
Patient teaching for external radiation therapy:
  • Skin over target area will be marked, do no wash off these marks.
  • Wash skin over affected area with mild soap and water, gently pat dry.
  • Do not apply lotions, powders, ointments to irradiated skin.
  • Wear loose, soft clothing.
  • Avoid sun or heat exposure to affected area.


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