After completing this education activity, the learner will be able to discuss missed hygiene care and how it can help to prevent infections.
Contact hours available until 8/31/2024.
Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
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This education activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN).
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This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Michele Boyd, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, AMSN Education Director.
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This is important and needs to be reinfocred by all healthcare staff in hospital or nursing facilities.
This articles is enlightening. A patients hygiene is important, and the bed bath fosters good nursing practice and patient care. As stated in the article, many patients are unaware the need and necessity of the CHG bath. The nurse should explain the benefit of this bath. This is also a good time to develop your nurse patient relationship.
Very important article! Nurses are so busy and sometimes the bath is not considered as a high priority and they pass it onto the next shift! Not very effective for patient care.
Informative and bring us back to the importance of the basics.
Great article. We forget the basics . Patients often are not educated on why bathing wipes instead of pan and water. I have noted the older patients think they have not received hygiene care when wipes used. Important to educate them
It's amazing how often hygiene and education is missed in the hospital setting, particularly the use of CHG cloths. This gives me yet another teaching to reinforce to my students.
Definitely an issue that needs immediate attention!
Food for thought: consider the value of nursing assistants when it comes down to practicing to the top of your role given the adequate staffing. Efficiency is sometimes overrated when what you still need is TIME with our patients for basic care (not just high-tech care).
Good read. Reinforces why a bath of any sort is a must, not an option
Lucille Carmeli Lorea
9/2/22 4:41 pm