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Partial Bath

Assisting with Partial Bed Bath

Step 1* Knock before entering the room. Identify and greet resident. Explain procedure. Wash your hands. Provide for privacy. Ask for consent.
Step 2 Cover the resident with a bath blanket and remove top linens
Step 3 Fill the washbasin 2/3 full with warm water. 110° – 115°F
Step 4 Place the basin on the over-bed table.
Step 5 Raise the head of the bed so resident can bathe comfortably.
Step 6 Help the resident remove the gown or pajamas.
Step 7 Position the over-bed table so the resident can easily reach the basin and supplies.
Step 8 Ask resident to wash easy-to-reach body parts. Explain that you will wash the back and those areas that cannot be reached.
Step 9 * Attach signal light within resident’s reach.
Step 10 Return to resident’s room when signal light is on. Wash hands. (may verbalize)
Step 11 Change the bath water. 110° – 115°F
Step 12 * Raise the side rails. Raise the bed to the best level for good body mechanics. Lower side rail nearest you.
Step 13 Assist resident to wash areas that could not be reached. (may verbalize, including the use of gloves if needed.)
Step 14 Apply deodorant and lotion.
Step 15 Help resident put on clean clothes, a gown, or pajamas.
Step 16 * Raise side rail. Lower bed. Lower side rail. Attach signal light within resident’s reach.
Step 17 Empty, clean, and store the supplies appropriately.
Step 18 Wash hands and report & record observations
Created by: na3