Giving the Care recipient (cr) a bed-bath

Try: #allow the cr to help with as much of the bathing as possible to encourage independence #encourage the cr to use the bedpan before the procedure #offer damp warm wash cloths lathered with a small amount of soap #make sure the cr has privacy and that curtains and doors are closed #change the water when it becomes dirty or too cold #make sure that all areas of the body are washed and dried unless advised otherwise by the cr’s doctor including the folds of the skin #after using soap on an area of the body make sure to rinse clean and dry thoroughly follow up with lotion for very dry skin

Materials: Water towels wash cloths soap

Categories: Maintenance, Medical Physical, Personal, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Immobile, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision

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References: Adapted from the complete guide to home nursing by diana hastings rgn rcnt

Keywords: Bathing cleaning cleanliness bed-bath hygiene washing

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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