Bed bath skill check - page 2

Do you have to bathe each other during your bed bath skill check? We have to wear a bathing suit or shorts & a halter top. We also have to brush each others teeth. I was just wondering if this was... Read More

  1. by   Ortho_RN
    Honestly I think "most" skills should be practiced on your classmates... The dummies are nice, but they aren't what you have in clinicals... And the way I see it, anyone can poke an orange with a needle, but if you can't poke your classmate with confidence then I don't think you are ready to poke your patient...
  2. by   studentOH
    We washed each other's feet and arms, but that's it. Only thing I bared my chest for was the EKG...even offered to let them shave my chest so the leads wouldn't get stuck *loL*. Had my first manicure in that class too .

  3. by   Mkue
    We did handwashing/occupied bed change last week, bed baths and transfer/ROM this week.. it's going to be fun.. I just read 4 chapters this weekend.

    I don't think we will bathe ea. other for check offs, not sure
  4. by   BABYRN2B

    I am a first semester student in a RN program. We will be doing bed baths this week. I was informed that we will be using each other to give the baths. At first I was a bit taken back at the idea that my classmates will see may body (after four kids), but after reading how helpful and hands on this will be, I fell a little better. I will check back next week to let you know how it went

  5. by   nrselisa
    Tamara, I feel the same way. After reading all of these post (thank you so much everyone! ) I feel so much better. Now if I cxan just get through it without giggling too much!!!! I am soooo ticklish!!!!!!

  6. by   Ortho_RN
    You also just need to realize EVERYONE has to do it.. and most of them are probably just as shy about people seeing their bodies, but it isn't like you are totally nude
  7. by   jude11142
    We had to perform a bed bath on eachother and atfirst, I was like, "no way", others in class were saying they didn't want classmates seeing their feet, a birthmark on thigh etc........our instructor heard us all talking about how embarrassing it's going to be and said to us, "this will show you how a patient feels"........she was right! I am glad that we did it that way. It really did show us how it feels to have to depend on somebody else to do the things that we take forgranted. We even had to feed one another, and try feeding ourselves with a "make believe cast" on, pretending to be blind and so on. It was a very good experience, one that cannot be experienced by using a dummy. So, if you have a choice, skip the dummy. Gives you a whole new perspective on "patient privacy" and "patient rights"............

  8. by   kimmicoobug
    Wow, I can't believe you have to bathe each other. I think we either pretended or we bathed dummies. I really can't remember, but we did have to brush each other's teeth...mine excluded because of extreme morning sickness and sensitive gag reflex...Man, I can't say I regret missing out on that.
  9. by   Mkue
    Has anyone else sat on a bed pan to see what it feels like? Some of us did today.

    There is also a certain way to tuck the ends of the bed sheet/cover in, I think I finally got it !
  10. by   ladygal
    I think that using each other will give you better experience. In a way I wish we would have done it. I guess you really would be forced to get to know your classmates!
  11. by   Cindy_A
    We used each other for skills check off, but thank goodness not for something like a Foley catheter placement! LOL!!!
  12. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by Cindy_A
    We used each other for skills check off, but thank goodness not for something like a Foley catheter placement! LOL!!!
    :chuckle thank goodness!
  13. by   theheathers01
    can anyone show me where i can find videos of patients actually having a bed bath everything that happens even down to them making the bed would be great thanx