Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Occupational Therapists’ Impact on Improving Bathing Practices to Reduce Hospital-Acquired Conditions
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA
  • University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
  • Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
  • University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
Article Information
Advocacy / Multidisciplinary Practice / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Occupational Therapists’ Impact on Improving Bathing Practices to Reduce Hospital-Acquired Conditions
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515401. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO5315
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515401. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO5315
Abstract

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