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Full Bath

Bed Bath - Full

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Step 1 Knock before entering the room. Identify and greet resident. Explain procedure. Wash your hands. Provide for privacy. Ask for consent.
Step 2 Fill bath basin 2/3 full of warm water. 110° - 115°F
Step 3* Raise bed rails. Raise the bed to best level for good body mechanics.
Step 4 Lower bed rail and position resident in supine position.
Step 5 Cover the resident with a bath blanket and remove top linens.
Step 6 Remove the gown without exposing the resident and place towel across resident’s chest.
Step 7 Make mitten of washcloth and wet with water; squeeze out excess.
Step 8 Wash eyes first. Start at inner corner and work out. Use different area of mitten for each eye.
Step 9 Wash, rinse, and dry the face.
Step 10 Wash, rinse, and dry the ears and then neck.
Step 11 Expose arm farthest from the side. Place bath towel under arm up to axilla.
Step 12 Place basin of water on bed and immerse resident’s hand in water and wash. Remove the basin and dry hand well.
Step 13 Wash and rinse shoulders, axillae and arms. Dry the area.
Step 14 Repeat steps 12, 13, & 14, using nearest arm. (May Verbalize This Step)
Step 15 Place towel across chest and fold bath blanket to waist.
Step 16 Wash, rinse, and dry chest while lifting towel.
Step 17 Fold bath blanket to pubic area; keep chest covered with towel.
Step 18 Wash, rinse and dry abdomen. Remove the towel and cover with bath blanket.
Step 19 * Raise the side rail before leaving the bedside. Change bath water in basin. 110° - 115°F
Step 20 Lower bed rail.
Step 21 Expose the far leg; flex leg and place bath towel lengthwise under the leg up to the buttocks.
Step 22 Place basin on towel and put foot into it. Support leg at knee joint with hand.
Step 23 Wash and rinse leg and foot.
Step 24 Remove basin of water and dry leg, foot, and between toes.
Step 25 Repeat steps #21 - #24 for near leg. (May verbalize this step)
Step 26 * Raise the side rail before leaving the bedside. Change bath water in basin. 110° - 115°F
Step 27 Lower bed rail and assist resident to turn on side with back facing the aide.
Step 28 Fold the bath blanket over resident’s side to expose back and buttocks; place towel parallel to resident’s back.
Step 29 Wash, rinse and dry back and buttocks.
Step 30 Give back rub (3-5 min.) and remove towel and turn resident onto back
Step 31 * Raise the bedrail before leaving the bedside. Change the water for perineal care. 105° - 109°F
Step 32 Lower bed rail.
Step 33 Put on disposable gloves. Wash, rinse, and dry the perineum. (may verbalize, perineal care tested on separate skill) . Remove and discard gloves. Wash your hands.
Step 34 * Raise the bedrail before leaving the bedside. Lower the bedrail
Step 35 Lower the bedrail nearest you. Apply lotion and deodorant.
Step 36 Without exposing the resident, dress him/her in a clean gown. Provide for comfort.
Step 37 * Raise the bedrails. Lower bed. Lower bedrails. Attach signal light within resident’s reach. Empty, clean and store supplies.
Step 38 Wash hands and report & record observations.
Created by: na3