• Pair of gloves

  • 2 Chuck pads

  • 2 Towels

  • 2 Basins

  • Soap

  • 6 Washcloths

How to perform the skill:

  1. Knock on patients door, then enter.

  2. Greet patient by name and introduce yourself and what your doing

  3. Provide for privacy (By shutting the drapes)

  4. Wash Hands

  5. Check patients ID (Make sure its the right patient)

  6. Gather supplies

  7. Cover tray table.

  8. Fill basins (2) with one inch of water, check water temperature. Place on tray table and put one washcloth in each.

  9. Put on gloves and have resident roll to side slightly.

  10. Remove dirty chuck pad, and replace with a clean chuck pad.

  11. Pull blanket down to knees and pull gown above naval.

  12. Place a towel over the naval area to expose as little skin as possible.

  13. Check water temperature with wrist and dry on barrier towel.

  14. Using the washcloth from the "cleaning basin" lather soap up.

  15. Using the four corner technique and one finger clean the labia, change corners, clean other labia,change again, clean meatus.

  16. Place cloth back in basin Repeat the process with the cloth from the "Rinse Basin"

  17. Pat dry using a different part of the hand towel in the same sequences.

  18. Ask patient to roll to their side.

  19. Using the same four corners method clean their buttocks, using the washcloth from the "cleaning basin"

  20. Process should be from the anus up and the middle, change, anus to the side,change,anus to the other side.

  21. Rinse using the same process.

  22. Pat dry using a different side of the towel in each direction.

  23. Replace dirty/wet chuck pad with a new one.

  24. Ask patient to lay back down in the center of the bed.

  25. Pour water into toilet, rinse basins twice with scalding water dumping it into the toilet.

  26. Pat dry the basins then store with a clean paper towel as a barrier.

  27. Put linens into the dirty linens hamper.

  28. remove gloves, wash hands, un-provide for privacy, give the patient the call button.


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