Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Nursing Assistant Update

So I've been taking this class, and I have 25 skills to memorize and perform for the test at the end of the month to get my nursing assistant license. I thought I would share a few with you to see if you would like to participate. Pretty boring, general care-procedures, but this is what my life has been for the month of July. Enjoy! Here are the first four: Washes Hands 1. Address client by name 2. Introduce self by name and title 3. Turn water on at sink 4. Apply soap to hands 5. Lather all surfaces of wrists, hands, and fingers. Produce friction for 15 seconds. 6. Clean fingernails by rubbing fingertips against palms of opposite hand. 7. Rinse all surfaces of wrists, hands, and fingers keeping hands lower than the elbows and the fingertips down. 8. Use clean, dry paper towel to dry all surfaces of hands, wrists, and fingers then dispose of paper towel into waste container. 9. Use clean, dry paper towel to turn off faucet then dispose of paper towel into waste container or use knee/foot control to turn off faucet. 10. Do not touch inside of sink at anytime. Applies One Knee-High Elastic Stocking 1. Explain procedure 2. Provide privacy 3. Client is in supine position 4. Turn stocking inside out 5. Place foot of stocking over toes, foot and heel 6. Pull top of stocking over foot, heel and leg 7. Move foot and leg gently and naturally 8. Finish procedure with NO TWISTS OR WRINKLES 9. Call light is within reach 10. Wash hands Assists to Ambulate Using Transfer Belt 1. Explain procedure 2. Ensure client is wearing shoes 3. Bed is at safe level 4. Check and lock bed wheels 5. Client is sitting with feet flat on the floor 6. Apply transfer belt 7. Pre-arrange signal, stand with feet facing client 8. Alert client to begin standing 9. Hands are in upward position on belt while assisting to stand 10. Walk behind and to the side of client while holding on to belt. Walk for 10 feet 11. Assist client to bed and remove transfer belt 12. Call light is within reach 13. Wash hands Assists with Use of Bedpan 1. Explain procedure 2. Provide privacy 3. Lower head of bed 4. Put on clean gloves 5. Place bed pan directly under buttocks after rolling client to his side and placing cloth under him 6. Remove and dispose of gloves in trash, wash hands 7. Raise head of bed 8. Toilet tissue within reach 9. Hand wipe is within reach, instruct client to clean hands 10. Call light is within reach and ask client to signal when finished 11. Put on clean gloves before removing bedpan 12. Lower head of bed down to flat position 13. Avoid overexposure of client 14. Remove, empty, and rinse bedpan and pour rinse into toilet 15. Place bedpan in designated dirty supply area 16. Remove and dispose of gloves into trash, wash hands 17. Call light is within reach, bed in low position
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