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How to Assist a Client with Personal Hygiene

Course Summary

While oral and body hygiene, as well as skin care, are not generally complicated tasks, they are nonetheless considered very important to a client’s sense of wellbeing and overall health. Healthcare professionals must follow facility policy related to standard prevention when supporting clients with their personal hygiene. This contributes to a client’s sense of safety and security. Respecting client dignity and independence, and aiming at continuously improving their level of comfort is essential to good health outcomes when clients are unable to attend to their own basic care needs. It also helps clients to feel assured that their physical needs are being observed and that caregivers will appropriately respond to them.

Course Objectives
  • Explain the rules and procedures to follow when caring for a client’s activities of daily living
  • Describe how to help clients with mouth care, personal hygiene and skin care, plus elimination needs
  • List the unique skin changes that occur for elderly and immobile clients
Course Syllabus
  • Introduction
  • Standard Prevention
  • Oral Hygiene
  • Personal Hygiene and Skin Care
  • Bathing the Client
  • Perineal Care
  • Elimination Needs and Skin Care
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Kristina (Tia) Neu

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