Could also do the inservice on each unit if desired.
Set up room with chairs in groups of 5, to facilitate discussion groups, if desired.
Ask the questions:
"How many of you dread bath day with some of your residents with dementia?"
"Is there a better way to provide good personal hygiene to those residents with dementia who resist bathing every time?"
"Can we make it a more pleasant experience for the resident and ourselves?"
Then: "Let's put our heads together and see if we can."
Give introductory lecture.
Discuss the purpose of the program, and alternate solutions to bathing problems for residents with dementia in your facility.
Demonstrate towel bath and bag bath.
Ask participants to break up into groups, and use the questionnaire to discuss creative solutions to bathing problems for residents with dementia. Ask each group to consider any residents that would benefit from the towel or bag bath. Ask each group to appoint a recorder to fill in the questionnaire during the discussion.
Have a group discussion, using the flip chart to record feedback from each group.
Ask for suggestions from the whole group on approaches for unresolved problems.
Discuss ways to evaluate effectiveness of the bathing plan.