Practice educators and mentors are now expected to have the skills and techniques needed to implement a ‘learning skills through simulation’ program into established curricula, yet using simulation to teach while of huge importance – requires careful and time-consuming planning. This valuable resource takes away some of that burden by providing clear, ready-made activities and guidance from leading practitioners in a range of fields, which healthcare and practice educators and mentors can use to enhance their teaching of all the essential and commonly-taught clinical and management skills and knowledge.

Dedicated chapters, which all follow a defined step-by-step format, provide simulation scenarios, alongside facilitator guidance, which will help develop confidence in the teaching of key skills such as:

Drug administration; Conflict management; Infection control; Breaking bad news; Catheter and bowel care

These scenarios and accompanying guidance can be used as a framework for teaching, promoting a greater understanding of the skill being taught, and providing a risk-free opportunity for the student to practice their clinical and managerial skills and judgment.

Personal Hygiene: Bed Bath and Oral Care

Personal hygiene: Bed bath and oral care


The aim of this chapter is to support the practitioner to develop the required skills, knowledge and attitude relating to the principles of personal hygiene care in health and social care settings. This may relate to primary, secondary and tertiary settings where a client receives care; for example, a client's home, a consulting room, a hospital setting or any treatment and clinical area.


The objectives are to:

  • Discuss the factors to consider when assessing the client's needs for personal hygiene
  • To identify ways to maintain a client's dignity and privacy when providing personal hygiene care
  • Demonstrate how to provide personal care to a client, including bathing, skin care, mouth care and eye care.

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