1. Explains procedure, speaking clearly, slowly and directly, maintaining face-to-face contact whenever possible
  2. Privacy is provided with a curtain, screen or door
  3. Removes gown while keeping client covered
  4. Before washing, checks water temperature for safety and comfort and asks client to verify comfort of water
  5. Puts on clean gloves before washing client
  6. Beginning with eyes, washes eyes with wet washcloth (no soap), using a diff erent area of the washcloth for each eye, washing inner aspect to outer aspect then proceeds to wash face
  7. Dries face with towel
  8. Exposes one arm and places towel underneath arm
  9. Applies soap to wet washcloth
  10. Washes arm, hand and underarm, keeping rest of body covered
  11. Rinses and dries arm, hand, and underarm
  12. Moves body gently and naturally, avoiding force and over-extension of limbs and joints
  13. Puts clean gown on client
  14. Empties, rinses, and dries basin
  15. After rinsing basin, places basin in designated dirty supply area
  16. Disposes of used gown and linen into soiled linen container
  17. Avoids contact between candidate clothing and used linens
  18. After placing basin in designated dirty supply area, and disposing of used linen, removes and disposes of gloves (without contaminating self) into waste container and washes hands
  19. Signaling device is within reach and bed is in low position