Handwashing

Handwashing

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 Handwashing   Warm, Dark, Moist = icky pathogens.  Learn more HERE! Return to List Pulse FAQ’s Click on each question to view the answer… What temperature should the water be? The water should be set to a comfortable temperature for your specific preferences. In order for water to be effective at reducing microbial contamination, it would have to be at or near the point of boiling; therefore it is almost impossible to wash hands with water that is hot enough to reduce the bacteria levels. Students should use water that is a comfortable temperature for them. Do you have to wet your hands before applying soap? You SHOULD wet your hands before applying the soap, to ensure that you generate adequate lather.  Soap applied to dry hands does not lather as well. How much soap should I use to wash my hands? Use enough soap to ensure a generous lather. The student should not rinse hands during the lathering process as it is important to ensure adequate soap contact with the skin during the friction process to remove bacteria from the skin surfaces. You are graded on bubble production! Do I have to use a separate paper towel to turn the faucet off? Yes. The paper towels that you used to dry your hands are now wet – and wet paper towels can easily rip! Using a clean, dry paper towel will ensure that you do not...
Making an Occupied Bed

Making an Occupied Bed

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 Making an Occupied Bed Care Plan: Change bed linen while the resident remains in bed. Change the top and bottom sheets and pillowcase. Testing Tip:  Turning patients onto their side.  Please click HERE to learn more!  Feeding Side-Lying FAQ’s Click on each question below to view the answer… Why aren’t side-rails used in this skill? Side-rails may not be present in every setting.  Patients in home settings, assisted living settings and nursing homes will not have side-rails on their beds in most cases.  It is vital that students are able to perform skills in any setting and retain the ability to protect patient safety. By learning how to perform this skill without the use of side-rails, patient safety can be maintained. Why do we have to use a privacy blanket when we have already closed the privacy curtain? Although privacy curtain does provide some privacy, we should consider this skill from the patient’s point of view. Patients are often clothed in nothing more than a hospital gown while lying in bed. Once the sheet is been removed from the bed, this patient may feel exposed, even though you are the only one in the area. Since you are active, the temperature in the room will feel much warmer to you. Since the patient is lying in bed, the temperature is going to feel much colder. Therefore a privacy blanket should be used to limit the patient’s exposure...
Change Position to Supported Side-Lying

Change Position to Supported Side-Lying

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 Change Position to Supported Side-Lying Care Plan: Change the position of a resident who is lying on his/her back to a side-lying position. The resident requires support to remain on his/her side. Occupied Bed Bedpan FAQ’s Click on each question below to view the answer… Why aren’t side-rails used in this skill? Side-rails may not be present in every setting.  Patients in home settings, assisted living settings and nursing homes will not have side-rails on their beds in most cases.  It is vital that students are able to perform skills in any setting and retain the ability to protect patient safety. By learning how to perform this skill without the use of side-rails, patient safety can be maintained. Why do we have to use a privacy blanket when we have already closed the privacy curtain? Although privacy curtain does provide some privacy, we should consider this skill from the patient’s point of view. Patients are often clothed in nothing more than a hospital gown while lying in bed. Once the sheet is been removed from the bed, this patient may feel exposed, even though you are the only one in the area. Remember, you are active, and the temperature in the room will feel much warmer to you. Since the patient is lying in bed, the temperature is going to feel much colder. Therefore a privacy blanket should be used to limit the patient’s exposure and to...
Provide Catheter Care

Provide Catheter 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 Provide Catheter Care Care Plan: Provide catheter care to a female resident with an indwelling urinary catheter with soap and water. The catheter and front perineal area should be cleaned. A mannequin is used for the role of the resident. Peri-Care Drainage bag FAQ’s Click on each question below to view the answer… Why do we have to clean the peri-area when performing catheter care? While cleaning the catheter tubing is important, cleaning the labia minora (inner portion), labia majora (outer portion) and skin folds will help decrease microbial contamination and can help lower the risk of infection. Patients with catheters have a higher risk of urinary tract infections and it is vital that the catheter and surrounding areas be kept clean. Since catheter care is often the only “personal care” regarding the peri area that the patient receives, all of that area should be cleaned for comfort. What do you do if the patient feels uncomfortable? Explain the procedure to them BEFORE beginning and tell them each step you will be performing before you do it to increase their comfort. Provide privacy and be professional. Patients will respond to your discomfort, so practice this skill to become more comfortable and professional. Perform the skill quickly to minimize discomfort. If the patient refuses, tell the nurse. Are you supposed to roll the patient toward you or away from you? You should scoot the patient toward you so...
Measure and Record Urinary Drainage Bag

Measure and Record Urinary Drainage Bag

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 Measure and Record Urinary Drainage Bag Care Plan: Empty the resident’s urinary drainage bag into a graduate container, measuring the amount of urine in cc’s/ml’s and recording that measurement on an Intake and Output (I&O) form that will be provided, using the appropriate time, type of output and amount of output. The role of the resident may be played by a person or mannequin. Catheter Care ROM Shoulder FAQ’s Click on each question below to view the answer… Why is it so important that the port not touch anything when being emptied? The catheter and drainage bag make up a closed system, which means that pathogens cannot enter this system unless it is opened.  Since you are opening the system to empty the urine, you are providing a portal of entry for pathogens.  Bacteria that enter the drainage bag through the port will multiply as they climb the inside of the catheter, where they will ultimately emerge into the bladder in great numbers.  The bladder is the ideal breeding ground for bacteria (warm, dark, moist, endless food supply) and since the number of bacteria is so high, it is difficult to treat these infections. Do I have to clean the port with alcohol before putting the port back into the sleeve? Yes.  You do not want to store a dirty port in the sleeve as this will contaminate the sleeve and allow the bacteria to multiply and...