An Exploration of Patient Bathing Practices and Bath Basin Use in Kentucky Healthcare Facilities
Repository Posting Date2017-09-21T16:27:49Z
Author(s)Sturgeon, Lizbeth P.; Garrett-Wright, Dawn; Bormann, Lorraine B.; House, Sonya; Jones, M. Susan
Author DetailsLizbeth P. Sturgeon, PhD; Dawn Garrett-Wright, PhD; Lorraine B. Bormann, PhD, MHA; Sonya House, EdD; M. Susan Jones, PhD, MSN -- School of Nursing, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA
Lead Author Sigma AffliationKappa Theta
Other Title(s)Evidence-Based Nursing Implementation
It is economically advantageous for facilities to identify and prevent hospital acquired infections since these costs are not reimbursed. Little is known about the potential sources of infection from personal patient items like bath basins. This presentation will examine issues with current patient bathing practices and bath basin use.