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Basic Clinical Skills: The Bed Bath (w/Video)

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Course Introduction The bed bath is an important part of the individualized care many patients receive while hospitalized, and is one of the basic skills all nurses must know. The bed bath not only helps keep the patient clean but also: - Maintains healthy skin by providing stimulation and increasing circulation - Provides the patient with mild exercise - Provides an opportunity for close observation of any skin condition The time spent giving a bed bath is ideal for assessing the condition of the patient's skin, interacting with the patient and providing important emotional support. To complete this activity, you must do the following: - View the program "Basic Clinical Skills: The Bed Bath." - Read the Overview and Learning Objectives. - Study the Content. - Complete the Acknowledgment of Completion. Overview The material is organized around the following categories: - Introduction - Preparation - Bed Bath Procedure - The Back Rub - Washing the Perineal Area - After-bath Grooming Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Describe the benefits of a bed bath. - Demonstrate the procedures for providing a bed bath. - Demonstrate providing perineal care to males and females. - Demonstrate the technique for providing a back rub. - Describe after-bath grooming. Purpose/Overall Goal

Course Code: VIDBCSM262-T
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