Bathing Dementia Residents

Course Summary

1. Title: Bathing Dementia Residents

2. Keywords/Themes: Aggressive Behaviors, Physical
Environment, Effective Communication, Pain Control, Bathing Techniques

3.
Course Description:

The
goal of this course is for nursing home staff to be able to use strategies and
techniques to make bathing enjoyable for residents with dementia.

4. Intended Audience:  nursing
assistants and nurses at nursing homes

5. Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, you will be
able to:

  1. Describe the factors that contribute to aggressive
    behaviors during bathing for residents with dementia.
  2. Identify the components of the four strategies of how to
    improve the bathing experience of residents with dementia.
  3. Recognize when to stop the bathing experience of residents
    with dementia.
  4. Apply the strategies of improving bathing experience to
    help residents with dementia feel safe, remain calm, and enjoy
    bathing. 

6. Pre-requisites/Learning Level: No pre-requisites

7. Competencies addressed:

Domain
3: Communication Skills

3A2. Communicates in writing
and orally with linguistic and cultural proficiency (e.g., using
age-appropriate materials, incorporating images).

8. CEUs Offered: none

9. Cost: Free

10. Modality/format: Online Self-Pace

11. Length:  1 hour

12. Presenter(s) and/or Content
Experts: Kelly McGee

13. Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

14. Registration requirements: Register a free account

15. Creation and/or update: November 4, 2014