Megan Westendorf, Morgan Haak, Carissa Studer, Elizabeth Zubrenic, Natalie Fiore, Lauren Little, Kevin Pritchard; Occupational Therapists’ Impact on Improving Bathing Practices to Reduce Hospital-Acquired Conditions. Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411515401. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO5315
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Date Presented 03/27/20
This study describes the impact of an educational intervention that promotes effective communication of patient hygiene routines among interdisciplinary teams. Results showed that the intervention group was two times more likely to bathe in the bathroom than in a chair or bed. Findings suggest that OT plays an integral role in the education of interprofessional team members on bathing procedures, particularly for those with limited mobility and independence.
Primary Author and Speaker: Megan Westendorf
Additional Authors and Speakers: Morgan Haak, Carissa Studer
Contributing Authors: Elizabeth Zubrenic, Natalie Fiore, Lauren Little, Kevin Pritchard
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