Sunday, July 21, 2024


Table of Contents


  1. A trolley containing the following:
    1. Top Shelf
      • Two basins or bowls
      • Sponge
      • Soap in a dish
      • Towel
      • Pomade
      • Bath thermometer
      • Face towel (if available)
    2. Bottom shelf
      • Two jugs of water (hot and cold)
      • Bucket or bowel for used water
      • Receptacle for soiled linen
      • Long mackintosh
      • Bath blanket or sheet
      • Clean bedsheet or linen
      • Patient’s clothing
      • Bed pan or urinal
  2. Bucket of tepid water
  3. Small pale
  4. Soap in a dish
  5. Towel
  6. Sponge
  7. Chair or stool
  8. Clean cloth or dress


  1. Establish rapport and identify patient by name
  2. Inform and explain procedure to patient
  3. Assess patient ability to assist in the procedure
  4. Prepare bathroom
  5. Collect the necessary articles and arranges them for easy access
  6. Send patient to the bathroom with the aid of an adaptive equipment e.g. wheelchair, zimna frame etc.
  7. Maintain individuality of patient by asking him/her for the correct temperature of the water
  8. Provide privacy
  9. Assist patient to undress
  10. Provide chair or stool in bathroom when necessary
  11. Allow the patient to do as much for him/herself as condition permits
  12. Complete the areas were patient needs assistance
  13. Make bed and allow patient to assume a desired position
  14. Collect toiletries and tidy up the bathroom
  15. Perform hand hygiene
  16. Document procedure and report any findings (manual/electronic)