Dress the Resident with a Weak Arm

Dress the Resident with a Weak Arm

Categories Testing Tips Adsense Products Book & DVD Combo $64.99 $59.99 Complete Kit: Books, DVD and supplies $159.00 $129.00 CNA Textbook $42.00 Student Practice Kit $59.99 CNA Skills Made Easy DVD $29.99 Dress the Resident with a Weak Arm Care Plan: Dress a resident with a weak right arm in a long-sleeve button or snap front shirt, pants and socks. The resident will be lying in bed and is unable to help with dressing. Ambulating Mouth Care FAQ’s Click on each question to view the answer… Will I have to dress every patient I care for? No.  You will only assist patients with the tasks assigned to you by the care plan.  Patients that can dress themselves will do so.  Those that need minor assistance will receive only the assistance they need to maintain independence. How will I know which arm is weak? The care plan will indicate which arm is weak.  You can also ask the patient for confirmation.  You may refer to the care plan as often as you wish during the exam.  It is advisable to double-check the care plan before undressing the torso. Do I have to ask the manikin what it wants to wear for the test? Yes, the evaluator will play the voice of the manikin and indicate what outfit you are to use.  You should treat the manikin as if it were a real patient. What if the patient asks for an outfit that does not match? The CNA can suggest an alternative, but will always honor the patient’s wishes.  For instance, if the patient requests a striped shirt with plaid shorts,...
Perform Mouth Care

Perform Mouth Care

Categories Testing Tips Adsense Products Book & DVD Combo $64.99 $59.99 Complete Kit: Books, DVD and supplies $159.00 $129.00 CNA Textbook $42.00 Student Practice Kit $59.99 CNA Skills Made Easy DVD $29.99 Perform Mouth Care on a Patient with Teeth Care Plan: A resident who has his/her natural teeth is lying in bed and needs mouth care. The resident is not able to provide own mouth care. Dress/Weak Arm Denture Care FAQ’s Click on each question to view the answer… Will I have to brush every patient’s teeth? No, you will only have to perform care that the patient cannot perform, according to the care plan.  If the patient is able to brush his teeth and can get to the bathroom, he will perform self-care.  If he cannot get to the sink, you will bring the supplies and allow him to brush, then clean up.  If the patient cannot perform any of this skill independently, you will do it all.  The care plan will instruct you on what this patient will require. Are gloves required for this skill? Yes.  You will be touching body fluids (saliva), therefore gloves must be worn.  However, only put your gloves on immediately prior to brushing the teeth so that you do not contaminate the gloves before use. Does the bed have to be all the way up, or just until the patient is comfortable? The head of the bed needs to be elevated to the fullest upright position to minimize the risk of aspiration. Failing to elevate the head of the bed to a 90° angle can increase the risk of aspiration in...
Provide Denture Care

Provide Denture Care

Categories Testing Tips Adsense Products Book & DVD Combo $64.99 $59.99 Complete Kit: Books, DVD and supplies $159.00 $129.00 CNA Textbook $42.00 Student Practice Kit $59.99 CNA Skills Made Easy DVD $29.99 Perform Mouth Care on a Resident with Dentures Care Plan: A resident is sitting at an overbed table and the resident’s denture is in a denture cup. The resident is not able to provide own mouth or denture care. The resident’s denture needs to be cleaned and the resident needs mouth care. The denture is stored in a denture cup after cleaning. Mouth Care Foot Care FAQ’s Click on each question to view the answer… Do I have to brush the dentures first? No.  You may brush the gums first, or the dentures first, whichever you prefer.  You should practice the same way each time to establish a routine. Why do I have to brush the patient’s gums? Denture adhesive paste and food particles will remain in the mouth after the dentures have been removed.  Failure to clean the mouth can cause these particles to create ulcers and infections. Why do I have to change gloves during this skill? Your gloves will be contaminated after cleaning the dentures.  Since you will need to perform mouth care, you should use clean gloves when brushing the patient’s teeth. Do I put the gloves on before or after turning on the water when cleaning dentures? Either.  You may put the gloves on before or after turning the water on.  However, you must use a paper towel to turn the faucet on, whether you have gloves on or not.  Remember, the...
Feed the Resident in a Chair

Feed the Resident in a Chair

Categories Testing Tips Adsense Products Book & DVD Combo $64.99 $59.99 Complete Kit: Books, DVD and supplies $159.00 $129.00 CNA Textbook $42.00 Student Practice Kit $59.99 CNA Skills Made Easy DVD $29.99 Feed the Resident in a Chair Care Plan: Feed a snack to a resident who is not able to feed him/herself. The resident is sitting in a chair in an inappropriate position for feeding. Record food and fluid intake on the form provided. Hand/Nail Care Occupied Bed FAQ’s Click each question below to view the answer… Why don’t we wear gloves for this skill? Gloves are generally not necessary, unless your patient has difficulty keeping saliva in their mouth (i.e. drools due to stroke or developmental disability).  If you think you may come into contact with the patient’s saliva, you should wear gloves.  However, latex gloves give off an odor that diminishes the appetite and should not be worn when they are not necessary.  Gloves are optional for the exam. Why don’t we close the privacy curtain for this skill like we do all others? Eating is a social event.  Most people congregate in groups during mealtimes.  Eating alone has been shown to negatively impact appetite.  Unless a patient specifically needs to be isolated, it is best to promote socialization during meal times. What if the patient refuses the water? The patient may refuse water when offered.  Everyone has different eating habits.  Some people do not like to drink while eating.  You must offer it, but if the patient refuses, just move on to offering a bite of food. What will I have to feed the patient...
Assist a Resident with a Bedpan

Assist a Resident with a Bedpan

Categories Testing Tips Adsense Products Book & DVD Combo $64.99 $59.99 Complete Kit: Books, DVD and supplies $159.00 $129.00 CNA Textbook $42.00 Student Practice Kit $59.99 CNA Skills Made Easy DVD $29.99 Assist a Resident with a Bedpan Care Plan: Assist a resident who has asked for a bedpan. For the purposes of testing, the resident is wearing a hospital-type gown and the candidate will pretend the resident is not wearing underpants. Side-Lying Bedbath FAQ’s Click on each question below to view the answer… How often are bedpans used in a clinical setting? Not often.  Patients that are able to get out of bed will not be using a bedpan.  If a patient can use a bathroom, or a bedside commode, they will use those items for their elimination needs rather than a bedpan.  If a patient is incontinent, they are not aware of their elimination needs and will continuously urinate in small amounts, so a bedpan would be unnecessary.  Patients that are bedbound and continent would use a bedpan. What if the patient is unable to wipe themselves or remove their clothing? The CNA will assist the patient with whatever tasks the patient cannot perform on their own.  If the patient cannot remove their clothing, the CNA will have to assist them.  If the patient cannot wipe themselves effectively, they should be turned on to their side and cleaned from front to back using a moist towelette or a wet, soapy washcloth. This will not be an issue for the exam. Do you have to wash your hands after you remove the first set of gloves? No.  Since...