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Prometric clinical skill checklist to provide a partial bed bath to the resident (2008-01-01)

Step 1

Greet the resident by addressing him/her by name and introduce yourself

Step 2

Provide explanations to resident before beginning and throughout procedure

Step 3

Ensure water is at safe and comfortable temperature

Step 4

Drape/cover resident to expose only area being cleansed

Step 5

Use washcloth without soap to wash face

Step 6

Wipe eye from the inside to out, changing to clean area of washcloth before returning to inner eye and cleansing other eye

Step 7

Leave face clean and dry

Step 8

Contain corners of washcloth while washing and rinsing (e.g., forming mitt)

Step 9

Protect bedding by repositioning towel under resident throughout washing and rinsing

Step 10

Wash neck, hands, arms and chest using small amount of soap applied directly to washcloth

Step 11

Rinse neck, hands, arms and chest removing soap residue

Step 12

Dry neck, hands, arms and chest

Step 13

Assist resident to turn safely on side to wash back

Step 14

Wash, rinse and dry back

Step 15

Warm lotion in hands before applying to resident's back

Step 16

Provide back rub from lower back toward neck/shoulders using gentle strokes and circular motions

Step 17

Remove excess lotion from resident's back

Step 18

Replace hospital gown without exposing resident and secure gown in back

Step 19

Rinse and dry basin, store equipment and dispose of soiled linen and trash when procedure completed

Step 20

Utilize Standard Precautions and infection control measures throughout procedure

Step 21

Promote resident comfort throughout procedure

Step 22

Promote resident rights throughout procedure

Step 23

Promote resident safety throughout procedure

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