Illinois Personal Hygiene for Individuals with I/DD

Illinois Personal Hygiene for Individuals with I/DD 

Feeling and looking good are important to each person's emotional and physical well-being. As a DSP, remember that the support you provide in the area of personal care and grooming needs to be completed in a very gentle and respectful way. You are there to assist the person in a caring way, not just complete the task at hand. This course outlines how to assist people with I/DD in completing personal hygiene tasks and routines while maintaining their dignity and respect.


Hours: 0.75


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-IDD-0-IPHIIDD-V2
Hours: 0.75
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2024
Learning Objectives:
1. Describe “best practices” when assisting in bathing and grooming procedures.
2. Identify possible health risks from poor hygiene habits.
3. Explain how to treat people with dignity and respect when assisting them in their personal care routines.

I. Introduction a. About This Course b. Learning Objectives II. Bathing and Dress a. Bathing b. Assisting with Bathing c. Giving a Complete Bath d. Giving a Partial Bed Bath e. Health Risks Caused by Poor Bathing Habits III. Oral Care a. Tooth Brushing b. Toothbrush Care c. Flossing d. Denture Care IV. Hair and Nail Care a. Hair Grooming b. General Guidelines for Shaving c. Fingernail and Toenail Care d. Nail Trimming Tips V. Toileting a. Assisting with Using the Toilet b. Menstrual Care VI. Conclusion a. Course Summary b. Course Review c. Congratulations

Staff Writer: Adam Roesner, BSN
Adam Roesner, BSN has been working with various quality measures optimization since 2013. His experience in program management in both clinical and performance measures allows a unique perspective on the challenge faced by healthcare systems today. Adam has presented trainings on HCAHPS programs for sales forces and executive leadership alike, and has managed various skin health and HCAHPS educational programs and bundles for acute, post-acute, and IDN facilities. Disclosure: Adam Roesner, BSN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH
Nellie Galindo received her Masters of Social Work and Masters of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked with individuals with disabilities in several different settings, including working as a direct service provider for individuals with mental illness and leading a youth program for young adults with disabilities. She has facilitated and created trainings for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the areas of self-advocacy, healthy relationships, sexual health education, and violence and abuse prevention. Mrs. Galindo has worked in state government assisting individuals with disabilities obtain accessible health information in their communities, as well as utilizing the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to healthcare services. Disclosure: Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH 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 Support Professionals; in the following settings: Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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