Quote from jb2u
so true...so true!
I've had to duck many o sputum!
That's one thing I haven't had to duck yet, I've gotten lucky. I mostly duck kisses from 90 year old men, jump out of the way of butt or breast grabs from the same men as well. I've also learned to duck blows or to try and stay an arms or leg length away...
On the note of ducking body fluids ALWAYS keep a spare pair of gloves on you.You NEVER Know what you might walk in on or what someone might try to hand you.
Another thing that I've picked up doing that has saved me a lot. I set up things before I need them. If I am getting a resident up in the AM through out the night I'll set out her clothes, towels, and fill the portable o2 tank. Or if I have someone I know will need to be changed due to incontience I'll set out the briefs, clean pjs, unfolded chux, periwipes, and whatever else I may need so they are there when I need them.
If there is anything you question or seems off to you ask for help and clarification.