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.
59A-36.011 Staff Training Requirements. Location: Online
Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 1.2500 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO2337170
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
F. Bathing and Dementia
Section 3: Conclusion
B. Course Contributor
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 Curriculum Designer for Relias.
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