Supervised Toileting
Supervision during toileting allows staff to verbally and/or physically assist a patient to help keep them safe during this task. Patients may need help for a variety of reasons (pain, injury, deconditioning, cognitive impairment, medication side effects, etc.) and with a variety of components of the task (ambulating to the bathroom, performing a transfer on/off a toilet or commode, clothing management, etc.). While there are competing tensions between patient privacy and safety when it comes to toileting, the bathroom is an important place for staff to provide supervision and assistance due risk of falls and fall-related injury in this environment.

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