5.3.1 Overview

One of the basic needs regarding health is to maintain good hygiene, which assists in keeping the skin in good condition and therefore assists in maintaining good health. Regular bathing is an important technique for ensuring that clients avoid issues like skin breakdown, infections, and unpleasant body odor.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Utilize safe practices when assisting with showering/bathing of clients
  • Collaborate with client while assisting with bathing, ensuring client dignity and preferences are established and maintained

Key Terms

When learning about hygiene and grooming, it is essential to first look at the terminology to ensure that you understand everything clearly. These terms will be used throughout this book, so it is important to take the time to master them and practice your recall often.

  • bath seat lifts
  • shower chairs
  • bed bath
  • perineal care

Whenever these terms are first introduced in this chapter, they are bolded. However, if you need additional information about a term than what is provided here, you can research it in The Free Dictionary: Medical Dictionary.


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