CNA skills exam - This is driving me crazy!!!

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    I took my CNA exam on Monday...and I am driving myself crazy! Here's my question: I had providing mouth care for an unconscious resident. After the test, I looked in my manual to see if I had done everything right and noticed that a CRITICAL step was to put on disposable gloves and then turn the resident to their side, facing you, and place a towel and kidney basin under their mouth.

    Well, I turned the person and placed the towel and kidney basin, THEN put my gloves on. Am I going to fail for this? I am going insane!!!

    I didn't do any actual mouth care without gloves.

    I'm in Kentucky, if that helps. We can do an entire bed bath without gloves, up until peri care...but am I going to fail for just turning a person with no gloves!

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    I take it you live in a state where you do not get your results right away. I am sorry that would drive me insaine as well. When will you get the results?
    I just wanted to give you a hug and tell you that I am not qualified to say weather you passed your test or not, but I just wanted to say I took my test last thursday, and I made a mistake and thought I failed as well. But she passed me! So there is hope that you can pass even if you make a mistake. Good luck and come back to tell us what happens
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    You are allowed a certain number of mistakes. If that was the only one, you probably passed. Plus you still put gloves on... Let us know how it works out!
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    I don't think they will fail you for that, but as long as the gloves were on for the mouth care you might be okay
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    I certainly wish you the best and hope that you pass. We all make mistakes in such a nerve-wrecking situation. My personal example: It had been more than a year between the CNA class and the time I took my skills exam. I had studied my self-made flash cards for weeks, talked myself through the test, and had a horrible time figuring out how to put on a gait belt! I am left handed, and the only way I could get it to work was upside down! I thought I failed for sure. Colorado is a state where you get your results right away, so I was elated when I saw "passed" on my paper. I think you will be ok, though.
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    Thank you all for the encouragement. I sure hope you are right!!!

    Still no results. Here it can take up to 30 days to receive them...if I have to wait a month I think I might die!
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    I know my instructor in California told me as long as I remembered the steps, and tell the instructor that I remembered it before finishing the skill that I could still pass. Example: (in your case) "I forgot to put gloves on before I touched the patient" would have worked when I got my CNA.
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    Wow that is just not fair that you have to wait so long! Does not make a bit of sence to me at all. I can maybe see taking a month for youe licence to arrive in the mail, but for test results that seems so weird. Especially when there are other states where we get our results imediately. Big Hugs hopefully you will not have to wait too much longer. The wait would be unbearable for anyone.
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    Thats crazy that you dont get the results right away. When I took my skills exam I was told after all the stations whether I passed, I cant imagine waiting 30 days.

    You defnitely were supposed to put gloves on BEFORE beginning the procedure, but maybe the tester had mercy on you because you did put them on, even if it was a little late. It would be even better for you if you verbalized that you SHOULD have put the gloves on before doing anything, so THEY know that YOU know you made a mistake.
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    Thats crazy that you dont get the results right away. When I took my skills exam I was told after all the stations whether I passed, I cant imagine waiting 30 days.

    You defnitely were supposed to put gloves on BEFORE beginning the procedure, but maybe the tester had mercy on you because you did put them on, even if it was a little late. It would be even better for you if you verbalized that you SHOULD have put the gloves on before doing anything, so THEY know that YOU know you made a mistake.
    Unfortunately, at the time I didn't realize I was supposed to put gloves on before turning the person. Yikes. I didn't figure just turning them without gloves would be a big deal, considering an entire bed bath can be done without them...but it sure is driving me crazy!

    I know gloves are required for mouth care and I did put them on before doing any actual care. I hope you are right and they will have mercy, but honestly I'm not feeling very positive about it.


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