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  • 1. Personal Care Skills NATCEP Day Seventeen & Eighteen
  • 2. Objectives • Discuss how to dress and undress the resident • Name assistive devices and clothing adaptations that may be used in dressing/undressing a resident • Describe nail & hair care including beard care and shampooing • Demonstrate – SKILL: Dress and Undressing a Resident – SKILL: Nail Care – SKILL: Hair Care • Combing/Brushing • Shampooing – SKILL: Shaving with an Electric Razor – SKILL: Shaving with a Safety Razor
  • 3. Dressing & Undressing • Residents should dress themselves and be dressed in their own “street” clothes whenever possible. • If they need assistance: • Remove one arm of shirt at a time • Dress affected side first; undress unaffected side first • Encourage use of assistive devices and adapted clothing • Never jerk or pull clothing off – be gentle!
  • 4. Assistive Devices • Shoe Horns
  • 5. Assistive Devices • • • • Velcro straps Front-hook Bras Extenders Reaches
  • 6. Hair Care • Grooming – Daily and as needed – Residents feel better about themselves – Style as the resident likes – Never cut residents’ hair – Improves circulation
  • 7. Hair Care • Combing – If in bed, cover pillow with a towel – Begin at ends if tangled, work up – Begin at roots if no tangling
  • 8. Hair Care • Shampooing – Grooming associated with well being – Frequency is individual – check plan of care – Shampoo – use resident preference – Rinse well! • Prevents dry and itching scalp – Tangling? Use conditioner – Beauty Salons within LTCFs
  • 9. Beard Care • Wash when shampooing or bathing • Comb or brush when hair is groomed • Trim only with consent – check care plan
  • 10. Shaving • • • • • • Check care plan before shaving 1st time Shave daily as resident prefers Help only as needed Oxygen = no electric razors Females = underarms & legs as preferred Encourage aftershave/cosmetics for sense of well-being
  • 11. Nail Care • Clean nails at bath time and as needed – Pay close attention to those with deformities or contractures • Do not cut nails or resident that is diabetic or has circulatory problems • Notify charge nurse is nails need to be cut • STNA does not cut toenails!