The Nursing Assistant SERIES: Techniques in Bathing: Tub Bath, Shower, Shampoo and Perineal Care
Overview:For residents who can be transported, providing a tub bath or shower, along with shampooing and perineal care are important skills nursing assistants need to master. Routine bathing is essential for promoting cleanliness, comfort, and a sense of well-being for the individual who is dependent upon caregivers. It also provides the resident with mild exercise, provides an opportunity for close observation of skin conditions, enhances circulation, and helps prevent pressure sores.
Objectives::After watching this program viewers should be able to:
- Provide perineal care
- Provide a tub bath
- Provide a shower
- Shampoo a residents hair