Basic Care Module

Skills to be included in Basic Care:

  • Handwashing
  • Standard precautions
  • Patient identification
  • Place patient on bedpan
  • Pericare
  • Comfort bath or bedbath
  • Back rub
  • Replace patient gown
  • Linen change
  • Range of motion (ROM)
  • Positioning
  • Oral Care
  • Nail care
  • Hair care
  • Shave
    • Ask your nurse about shaving patient
    • Do not shave patients on antiocoagulants
    • Always ask before shaving patients of other cultures
  • Transfer from bed to chair or chair to bed
  • Safety precautions, including raising side rails, lowering height of bed, placing call light within reach.
  • Use of proper body mechanics