Figure 1-4. Mitten washcloth.
Figure 1-5. Bathing the eyelids.
(14) Wash the upper limb.
(a) Remove the bath towel from under the patient's head. Expose the
arm farthest from you. Place the bath towel lengthwise under his shoulder and arm.
(b) Wash the arm, using long firm strokes from the wrist to the
shoulder. Wash the armpit thoroughly. Rinse and dry. Apply deodorant if applicable.
(c) Fold the towel in half. Place basin on folded towel on the bed;
immerse patient's hand in the water. Wash hands and nails while encouraging finger
movements. Clean and trim the fingernails as needed.
(d) Remove basin and dry the hand.
(e) Repeat the procedure on the near arm and hand.