Equipment Needed

4 washcloths
2 towels
Bath blanket
Body wash
Clean gown
Bedside table

Partial Bed Bath-Face, Arm, Hand and Underarm

  1. Introduce self to resident.
  2. Identify that hands should be washed.
  3. Explain procedure to the resident.
  4. Provide for resident's privacy by pulling privacy curtain
  5. Fill basin with comfortably warm water
  6. Raise the bed between mid thigh and waist level.
  7. Cover resident with a bath blanket. 
  8. Fanfold bed linens at least down to waist or move linens to opposite side.
  9. Remove resident's gown without exposing resident and dispose in linen hamper.
  10. Wash face without soap and then pat dry.
  11. Place towel under arm, exposing one arm.
  12. Wash arm, hand (and between fingers), and underarm using soap and water.
  13. Rinse arm, hand (and between fingers), underarm, and dry entire area.
  14. Assist resident to put on a clean gown.
  15. Empty, rinse and dry basin/s and return equipment to storage.
  16. Dispose of soiled linen in appropriate container.
  17. Lower bed
  18. Maintain respectful, courteous interpersonal interactions at all times.
  19. Open privacy curtain.
  20. Leave call light or signaling device within reach of the resident.
  21. Identify that hands should be washed.

Skills key can be found on the D & S Video title page.