Equipment Needed

New Adult Brief
Waterproof pad
Bath Blanket (optional)

Applying an Adult Brief

  1. Introduce self to resident.
  2. Identify that hands should be washed.
  3. Explain the procedure to the resident.
  4. Provide for privacy by pulling privacy curtain.
  5. Gather supplies.
  6. Raise bed between mid thigh and waist level.
  7. Raise side rail opposite working side of the bed.
  8. Put on gloves.
  9. Place water proof incontinent pad under resident by rolling resident side to side.
  10. Unfasten the wet brief on both sides and assist resident to raise buttock or roll side to side to remove soiled brief.
  11. Discard soiled brief in the appropriate container.
  12. Verbalize you would wash, rinse and dry soiled area.
  13. Verbalizes that brief "should be checked every two hours."
  14. Apply new brief by rolling resident side to side or raising buttocks.
  15. Pull brief through and be sure that it is even on both sides, and fasten the brief securely on both sides,
  16. Remove waterproof pad from under buttocks by turning resident side to side or raising buttocks to remove pad without friction.
  17. Dispose of soiled linen in the appropriate container.
  18. Lower bed and side rail.
  19. Dispose of gloves in the appropriate container
  20. Leave resident in a position of comfort and safety. (Bed and side rails down).
  21. Open privacy curtain.
  22. Leave call light within easy reach of resident.
  23. Identify that hands should be washed.

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