BASIC PATIENT CARE PROCEDURES
(7) Do not place soap in bath water. Too much suds will prevent adequate rinsing. (8) Patients with diabetes mellitus will require special foot care. (9) Expose only those body parts being bathed (figure 1-3). (10) Don gloves if danger of contact with body fluids exist. (11) Maintain a neat, clean work area. Figure 1-3. Bed bath/partial bath.