How to change disposable adult diapers for elderly?
Disposable adult diapers are a convenience for someone who is bedridden, but changing the diaper of a bedridden patient can be a challenge when you do not have much experience doing it, especially if the person is larger than you. Changing an adult’s diaper is different from changing a baby’s—you cannot simply lift the patient’s legs over his/her head and slip the new diaper under the patient. With a bit of practice, though, you will become an expert in no time.
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Firstly, close the doors and windows, prepare disposable adult diapers, toilet paper, basins, and towels,wash your hands, before starting.Wear rubber gloves to protect your hands. You may come in contact with urine or fecal matter; you do not want to dirty your hands.
Secondly,open the lower body quilt of the elderly,and open the sides of the diaper, roll the person gently towards you.
Then,pull the diaper and fold it down to contain the dirty area.
Fourthly,use clean towels and toilet paper to finishing wiping up the person.Make sure the person is thoroughly clean before moving on. You’ll know the person is clean when a wipe comes up clean after you wipe the person.Let the person air dry if you don’t want to breed bacteria.
Open a new diaper up and lay it open behind the patient. Gently pull the person back towards you, rolling him on the diaper. Pull the diaper up through the legs.
Attach the side tabs,wearing diapers can’t be too tight.
Finally，take off the gloves and help elderly wear him/her clothes,open door and windows for air circulation.
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