Disgusted - wipes for bathing - page 6

At my facility, on my floor, we are to use the bath wipes for bathing out patients. We are instructed that using a basin with water & soap creates an unnecessary infection risk. The patients are not... Read More

  1. Visit  Alibaba profile page
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    My hospital does not stock ANY basins. If you want to give a bath, you must use wipes. Our linen cart doesn't event have wash rags, just full sized towels. (WHY?!?).
    When I started, I would be in supply room forever looking for them. Oh well.
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  3. Visit  Anne36 profile page
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    To the Orignal poster, I couldnt agree more. I will even go further and have said that bed baths with a basin are not even enough to keep a patient clean enough to smell fresh long term. There is no subsitute for clean running water (shower).
    missladyrn likes this.
  4. Visit  DoGoodThenGo profile page
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    Quote from Novo
    Maybe someone should invent those wash-your-pet machines, but for humans.
    There is already a wide variety of various showers and or baths for all but the most bed bound patients. Problem is staffing to get the job done safely and of course having the things installed in the first place.

    The "private room" craze is creating some interesting suites for patients and or their families, but from what one has seen quite allot of that goes for those whom are able to get up (perhaps with some assistance) and use the things.
  5. Visit  DoGoodThenGo profile page
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    Am really going to show my age here, does anyone remember rubber bed sheets? You could put them under a patient before doing a bed bath to prevent getting the bed/linen soaked. When finished you removed them (along with the soiled linen) when making the "occupied" bed.

    There was also a way of folding them to use for washing patient's hair whilst they were in bed, you folded the thing in such a way water drained off the side of the bed and into a container.
    bigsick_littlesick and MsPiggy like this.
  6. Visit  MsPiggy profile page
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    Yes! I remember that!
  7. Visit  bigsick_littlesick profile page
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    Quote from DoGoodThenGo
    Am really going to show my age here, does anyone remember rubber bed sheets? You could put them under a patient before doing a bed bath to prevent getting the bed/linen soaked. When finished you removed them (along with the soiled linen) when making the "occupied" bed.

    There was also a way of folding them to use for washing patient's hair whilst they were in bed, you folded the thing in such a way water drained off the side of the bed and into a container.
    They should bring those back, I'd use them on my patients!


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