Can’t even count how many people I’ve showered, washed, rinsed etc. over four decades. (Hey! I count me too! Washing me is not that pleasant!) The trick was, of course, not to get wet one’s self. That usually happened.
When I was at Northridge we sometimes used the rehab unit (physical type) on the 3rd floor as they had a shower capable of rolling in a gurney and hosing down, well, just about anything. Had both shower heads and hand-helds, so ambulatory patients could have a nice stand-up shower (eight shower heads!) or those others could be cleansed. So me and another nurse were washing one of our patients who was - in addition to being a bit schizoid - recovering from a back surgery. Nice guy, no problem at all. Except maybe the warm water kicked off a medication reaction, as he started having some torticollis (involuntary arching of the back) and oculogyric crisis and such, and that basically set the poor fellow off. Soap, shampoo, conditioner, plastic wrap, an agitated patient, an idiot co-worker who panicked, a gurney, some towels, same patient with pre-injured back, slippery tile - paint your own mental picture. It was five minutes of slapstick at the water park.
And now you know why I learned where every stock of scrubs were kept.
But wash ourselves? I should think not!