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Skills Videos (below)
Each skill video is located within the playlist to the right of the featured video. Select the video you wish to watch (or let them autoplay to view all of them!). Below the current video, you can view the testing care plan for that skill. Click on the “Steps” tab to view the general steps involved in the skill demonstration. You can make the videos full screen for easier viewing!
Animated Lessons (further down)
Animated Lessons contain important principles that will need to be demonstrated during your state exam. These are sometimes called “Rules”. Watching the animated lessons will help you understand why certain things must be done – and how they need to be done. Select a video from the playlist to the right (or let them autoplay to view them all!). You can make the videos full screen for easier viewing!
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Skills Review Videos
ROM Elbow and Wrist2:19
Hand and Nail Care6:34
Provide Foot Care6:24
Provide Partial Bedbath12:56
Make an Occupied Bed8:01
Wash your hands with soap and water using friction for at least 20 seconds before and after every patient encounter.
1. Turn faucet on and wet hands
2. Apply soap, keep hands lower than elbows over sink
3. Look at clock to begin timing friction
4. Circle wrists, rub back of hands, between fingers, bottom of hands by pinky and palm of hands for at least 20 seconds, using clock to time
5. Clean cuticles and under nails
6. Rinse wrists and hands – do not touch sink or faucet
7. Tap hands over sink so excess water drops into sink (don’t shake)
8. Dry hands with paper towels, dispose of paper towels
9. Turn off faucet with clean, dry paper towel – discard into trash
Puzzle This Out4:52
Scope of Practice3:03
Your role as a CNA will be tested on both the written and the skills part of the CNA State Exam. Understanding your role as a CNA is the most important aspect of CNA training – knowing HOW to do something is not beneficial if you don’t understand WHAT needs to be done and WHEN it needs to be done. CNAs follow the Care Plan, the Whole Care Plan and Nothing But the Care Plan. Put another way, CNAs perform routine tasks on stable patients according to the care plan!
Take the quiz below to see if you understand the important concepts of this lesson.