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Supplies needed:

  1. gloves
  2. basins (2)
  3. Soap
  4. towels (2)
  5. washcloths (2)
  6. bath blanket (1)
  7. Hospital gown
  8. Lotion

Procedure:

  1. Knock, greet resident by name and introduce self and title. Explain intended procedure and ask permission.
  2. Excuse self to wash hands and gather supplies. Give call button.
  3. Simulate hand wash and gather supplies
    - Verbalize checking water temperature
    - do not put soap into water!
  4. Knock, greet resident by name
  5. Set up table, cover with towel and lay supplies down
  6. CLOSE CURTAIN FOR PRIVACY
  7. Raise bed if needed
  8. GLOVES
  9. Cover pt. w/ bath blanket and remove linens from underneath.
  10. USE MITT FOR WASHING
    - Verbalize water temperature o.k.?
    - Check pt. comfort, warmth?
  11. (rinse water) Eyes first: inner to outer using clean part of washcloth each swipe
    - Face and ears
    - PAT DRY
  12. Place towel lengthwise underneath arm
  13. (wash water & rinse) neck, arm, hands
    - both side
    - PAT DRY
  14. (Wash & rinse) chest, under breasts
    - PAT DRY
  15. Roll pt. away from you
    - keeping covered.
  16. (Wash & rinse) back
    - PAT DRY
  17. Lotion and massage back
    - pat dry unabsorbed lotion
    Verbalize check comfort level?
  18. Remove and replace hospital gown
  19. Pretty beds, lower beds, call bell, check comfort, open curtain
  20. Clean up laundry, water into toilet, rinse & sanitize basins and return to bedside stand.
  21. Wash hands

Testing Checklist:

  • Did candidate ensure safe, comfortable water temp?
  • Minimize exposure of patient at all times?
  • Use washcloth w/o soap for washing face?
  • Wipe eye from inside to out, changing to clean area of cloth with each wipe?
  • Leave areas clean and dry?
  • Use 'wash mitt' and contain corners?
  • Protect bedding from getting wet by repositioning towel throughout?
  • Apply small amt. soap directly to washcloth?
  • Warm lotion before applying to pt. back?
  • Replace hospital gown with minimal exposure?
  • Wash hands before and after?

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