The routines of daily life such as eating, bathing, and getting dressed are essential to functioning. All adults strive to independently accomplish these tasks to live life fully. However, there are times when individuals will need the help of others, such as caregivers. As a caregiver, you need to know how to help others dress so that you can do so as the need arises. In this course, you will learn about assisting with dressing and undressing as well as how to promote independence while assisting with dressing.
59A-36.011 Staff Training Requirements. Location: Online
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Undressing and Dressing
A. Activities of Daily Living
B. Assisting those with Dementia
E. Promoting Independence
G. Affected and Unaffected Side
H. Undressing Steps
I. Undressing Upper Body Garments
J. Undressing Lower Body Garments
K. Dressing Upper Body Garments
M. Urinary Catheters
N. Individuals Receiving IV Therapy
O. Important Reminders
Section 3: Conclusion
B. Course Contributors
Cheryl Dillon is currently the Regional Manager/Director of Quality Assurance at ABS Management. In the past, she has assisted in the operations of multiple nursing facilities, including staffing, payroll, public health concerns, family member issues, management of consultant relationships (e.g. pharmacy, dietary, etc.), and service as intermediary between long term facilities and doctors. Her expertise also includes staff training and development, policy and procedure review and implementation, Quality Assurance initiatives, chart audits, and mock surveys.Staff Writer: 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 Curriculum Designer for Relias.
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