Giving someone a bath leaves the individual feeling clean and fresh with an improved appearance. It also promotes circulation, can improve feelings of self-worth, and provides an opportunity for socialization. This course presents the procedure for giving a complete bed bath.
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Course Objectives Section 2: Giving a Complete Bed Bath A. When to Give B. Before You Start C. Promoting Safety D. Preparing the Room E. Getting Started F. Washing G. Last Steps H. Reporting Observations I. Review Section 3: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. References D. Congratulations!
Jennifer W. Burks is a Curriculum Designer in Post-Acute Care for Relias. She has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing, "I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints." Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Expert Reviewer: Lynda Welch, RN
Lynda Welch is a registered nurse with an extensive career history in long-term care management. She provides general administrative and clinical nursing consultative services to staff in long-term care homes. Lynda is also a legal nurse consultant. Her understanding of operational and clinical issues related to long term care, combined with her ability to read and interpret government standards and legislation, provides plaintiff, defense and labour lawyers with an objective, evidence-based opinion related to relevant standards of care.Disclosure: Lynda Welch, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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