Hi everyone, I'm taking my CNA skills test soon and I am really nervous about the technicalities of it. I always mess up on the whole hand washing/gloves part of it. For example here are some questions regarding mouth care:
1. Do I wash my hands before entering the room?
2. Enter, introduce myself, explain what I'm doing there, ask to check name band. (don't I need to wash my hands before checkng the name band?)
3. Wash hands before putting on gloves, but then I need to raise the bed, and I'm told I can't do that with gloves on?!
4. By the end I need to wash out the emesis basin, do I do that with the same gloves on that I used for mouth care?
I guess what I'm looking for is for someone to go step by step and say exactly what you are supposed to do, I don't want to fail due to stupid mistakes. I hate the ambiguity of the whole thing.
Thsnks and sorry for all the questions!