Change an adult brief


•    Wash hands, put on gloves and help the client get ready.

•    Tuck a waterproof pad under the client’s buttocks to protect the bed. 

•    Undo the tape on both sides of brief.

•    Turn the client on one side and bend their upper knee toward the chest.

•    Wrap the dirty brief over itself to cover the soiled area inside.

•    Clean and dry skin.

•    Wipe between legs and buttocks with toilet paper or wet wipes.

•    Clean the area with a washcloth, soap, and water. If female, always wipe from front to back.

•    After turning the client and removing the dirty brief, gently pat the area with a clean bath towel.  Place dirty brief in a bag and throw away (replace gloves if needed).

•    Check the skin for sores and redness.  If any are present, please notify your supervisor.

•    To assist with putting on a new brief, open the brief so that it is flat on the bed.

•    Tuck ½ of the brief as far as possible under the client.

•    Roll the client to the other side.

•    Spread the other ½ of the clean brief so it is flat on the bed.

•    Roll the client on his back and fasten the tapes on both sides of the brief.

•    Remove your gloves and wash your hands with warm soap and water.


**When should I contact Care Manager?
                 You see new sores.
                 You see a red rash or pimple-like bumps.
                 You see redness and dryness that is spreading.
                 You have concerns / questions about the client’s condition or care.        

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