I want to clarify what steps are needed for the hand/foot care. How long do you have to soak the pt's hand/foot?
Also, for partial bed bath,m is it necessary to put deodorant on the pt's axillary? Do we need to ask them if they want it or not?
I always offer deodrant. It's up to them if they want it or not. Always ask them!
I soak feet for around 5-10 minutes. If the person is alert and sensible then leave them with their feet in the bowl whilst you do something else.
Last edit by JDZ344 on May 14, '14