Assisting with Bathing

Assisting with Bathing 

Bathing is a very personal and private aspect of activities of daily living, or ADL, care. As such caregivers need to understand how they can make this experience more comfortable and relaxing to the individual. Caregivers should follow the proper steps during bathing and ensure safety during the experience as well.


Hours: 0.25


Certificates provided by accrediting body (0 Match)

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-AB
Hours: 0.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 5/31/2024
Learning Objectives:
Recognize the health benefits of assisting with a tub bath or shower.
List the steps involved in assisting with a tub bath or shower.

Section 1: Introduction

A.    About This Course

B.    Learning Objectives

Section 2: Assisting with Bathing

A.    Personalizing the Bathing Experience

B.    Gather Supplies

C.    Getting into and Out of the Tub

D.    Transferring

E.    Bathing

F.    Bathing and Dementia

G.    Refusals

H.    Review

Section 3: Conclusion

A.    Summary

B.    Course Contributor

C.    References

D.    Congratulations!

E.    Exam

F.    BrainSparks

Instructor: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN worked as a critical care nurse in an Intensive Care Unit of a community hospital and that experience provided significant training in caring for older adults. Her experience and knowledge led her to nursing education where she taught at a community college as she received her Master's in Nurse Education at Western Carolina University. As a nursing instructor, she spent time in many types of care settings including medical-surgical inpatient and community living centers. Her passion for education and training has most recently led her to a position as Subject Matter Expert and Content Writer for Relias. She is currently developing her medical writing skills through the University of California San Diego's medical writing program. Disclosure: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Direct Care Workers; General Staff; Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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