cleaning denture cup during exam

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    In my text book it just says to rinse it, but is there more I need to do? I'm testing in Florida next week. Very nervous. Also, I cannot find any good review videos online for ROM or peri-care with an indwelling catheter. Can anyone help? Id appreciate it.
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    I am also testing in Florida next week.I do believe after rinsing the cup you put cool water in the cup and store dentures in it. Do you happen to know how many washcloths are used to do a partial bed bath? Good Luck
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    The youtube videos show brushing the dentures all over with toothbrush and toothpaste and then rinsing. Also place a towel in the bottom of the sink to soften the surface in case you should drop them while cleaning them. Yes, rinse the cup and fill with water and put the lid on it. Be sure to put a towel or paper towel barrier on the countertop where you place the items. Wear gloves.
    Each state is a bit different so make sure you know the specifics.
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    I think it depends on the size of the person you are washing, but my teacher told me two towels and two washcloths.
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    Quote from help frustrated
    I am also testing in Florida next week.I do believe after rinsing the cup you put cool water in the cup and store dentures in it. Do you happen to know how many washcloths are used to do a partial bed bath? Good Luck

    Two towels two washcloths but I always find myself using more washcloths than that just fyi!!
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    Also I have my exam this week and what most concerns me is the search time and materials where there is no evidence that changing gloves more than twice and this worries me a lot, by any chance know if you really wash your hands for each test or only says that you wash your hands.

    thank you very much
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    Partial bed bath (at my class in FL): 3 towels, one for barrier, one for drying the pt, and one for placing under pt. 1 bath blanket (privacy) and 1 clean gown.

    10 (Yes, TEN) washcloths:
    the face mitt has 3 turns (use a diff part of the mitt for each action or section of the face) for each of these: eye, then turn and upper eye & brow, and then turn and chin remainder of face. NO soap on face. Dispose in hamper. Blot dry w/towel.
    Never use soaped cloth to rinse with. Put in hamper - so, a mitt to wash and another to rinse.

    Two pr of gloves. First pr gets thrown away just before the lotion and after lotion, a new pair are put on.

    The number of washcloths will vary according to the body areas you will be tested on. Some states require less.
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    About the hand washing: we are to use 6 paper towels. One for turning on faucet and toss it, one for back of one hand (from wrist to fingertips-no circular motion) and toss, palm of hand and toss, repeat with other hand and then 6th one to turn off faucet.

    Lather wrists, hands, fingers, cuticles, for 20 seconds minimum and rinse completely. Once you have satisfied the examiner on this point, you will likely be told: "From now on, just say 'I wash my hands' " and continue on with the skill.


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