Due to some on-going family issues, an open opportunity, and a clear need, I'm changing shifts at my job. Right now, I'm working 2nd shift but will be changing to 1st shift at the beginning of October to become a shower aide.
I've had some practice with giving residents showers; obviously, that was part of my training in clinicals and there have been times on 2nd shift that I've had to give showers to residents. However, I've not done a solid 8 hour shift of showers.
Those of you who have been shower aides, how do you streamline your shift? Do you have a certain routine you do with your showers in order to get them done by the end of your shift? I'll be getting a couple of days training before they put me out there on my own but I'd love any tips I could incorporate into my own routine to make things go faster while still making sure my residents are clean and presentable.