Bathing and Showering Systems in Hospitals

  1. Hi,
    I am conducting a study to understand the current hygiene scenario in US hospitals and nursing homes. My current focus is on bathing and showering systems installed in the facility.

    Could you tell me the number of bathing or showering systems per 50 beds in your facility.
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  3. by   Wuzzie
    In US adult hospitals it is customary, depending on the age of the facility, to have a shower in every patient bathroom. Room configuration is either single patient or up to two. If it is a double room there is only one bathroom so it is shared. We do not have wards. So per 50 beds it could be anywhere from 25-50 showers. The pediatric facilities I worked in would have one "tub room" per unit but usually showers in each bathroom. Again this would be for 1-2 patients.
  4. by   Naser001
    Thank you so much Wuzzie. This is very helpful.

    Just one thing can you elaborate "tub room" per unit?
  5. by   LovingLife123
    Quote from Wuzzie
    In US adult hospitals it is customary, depending on the age of the facility, to have a shower in every patient bathroom. Room configuration is either single patient or up to two. If it is a double room there is only one bathroom so it is shared. We do not have wards. So per 50 beds it could be anywhere from 25-50 showers. The pediatric facilities I worked in would have one "tub room" per unit but usually showers in each bathroom. Again this would be for 1-2 patients.

    Except icu's. We don't have showers. At least in my facility as most patients are not able to do so.
  6. by   Wuzzie
    Quote from Naser001
    Thank you so much Wuzzie. This is very helpful.

    Just one thing can you elaborate "tub room" per unit?
    Each unit, which could have any number of patients, would have a separate room with a tub in it for bathing smaller children if allowed. Please note that a "unit" is just a designated group of rooms on a particular floor. There can be more than one unit on a floor.

    Quote from LovingLife123
    Except icu's. We don't have showers. At least in my facility as most patients are not able to do so.
    Ours do.
  7. by   LovingLife123
    Quote from Wuzzie
    Each unit, which could have any number of patients, would have a separate room with a tub in it for bathing smaller children if allowed. Please note that a "unit" is just a designated group of rooms on a particular floor. There can be more than one unit on a floor.



    Ours do.
    We bed bathe everyone.
  8. by   oops I bradyed again
    Quote from LovingLife123
    Except icu's. We don't have showers. At least in my facility as most patients are not able to do so.
    We don't have showers or bathrooms in our ICUs either. CHG or regular bed baths for everyone.
  9. by   psu_213
    My hospital is approx. 30 years old. All private rooms. Except for the ICU, each room has its own bathroom with shower. I don't think there are any tub rooms on the units. If someone is unable to get into the shower, they would get a bed bath.
  10. by   bugya90
    Each room is private with a private bathroom with shower (no tubs). The ICU rooms are all single rooms and the bathroom area has curtains instead of walls around the toilet and shower area (in case of emergency in the bath area they can get to the patient easier)
    Every patient is offered a shower at least once every 24 hours.
  11. by   SheriffLauren
    except on psych units too. bathrooms are full of ligature points, we also have them in the hall ways. one place i worked had the stall style in one large restroom.
  12. by   kbrn2002
    I work in a SNF with a 80 bed capacity spread over three wings on separate halls. It's an old building so there are some rooms that share bathrooms and there are no showers in the rooms. To give you an idea of how old the building is each bathroom had a small hand held shower attached to the toilet for rinsing bed pans. As the slow process of remodeling that has been going on for literally years progresses those bed pan sprayers are being phased out. One room that has so far escaped a remodel has a tub in it's private bathroom that I doubt if it even works, if it does it hasn't been used in years. Each wing has a shower room and two of the three wings have a whirlpool tub room. There is also a shower in the therapy department for OT use with both inpatient and outpatient patients.
  13. by   Leader25
    The newer places in south west have all private rooms with a shower,the remodeled places have double room(2 patients) with a shower. No wards anymore.The holding areas are temporary stay ,therefore no showers.Hope this helps.
  14. by   Naser001
    Hi, Guys

    I really appreciate it, this is very helpful information the study.
    I would like to introduce myself, I am Naser Shaha, a researcher at MarketsandMarkets, a global revenue impact company based in India. We conducts research to understand the current scenario in different market segments. For this study we are offering honorarium of $50 to the participants. It will be an 30 min telephonic conversation on bathing and showering systems installed at your facility. You can also, answer the questions in the document and revert to me. I request you to please ping me if you are interested.

    Regards,
    Naser

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