Washing handsRegister Today!
- by kellycinalli Mar 7Had our state survey and was told that after u wash and dry your hands that you need a fresh towel to turn off faucet!! Was never taught that in nursing school and looked up several sites on the issue and nothing is mentioned. Just asking your advice, being that your hands are already cleaned after washing.
- Mar 7 by kellycinalliThat makes sense. We were inservice real quick but no explanation. Thanks for replying. Wanted to give my friend an explanation.
- Mar 7 by KdreneeWe were taught that in my CNA class. In fact, many of my classmates failed their skills test because they did not include that step. Faucets are germy!!!!
- Mar 7 by RNsRWeWas actually taught to use a dry towel to turn off handle, drop the towel for a NEW towel to dry hands. Otherwise, you're taking the towel that is now freshly covered in germs and wiping them all over your wet hands. Eww.
Sometimes I use my elbow to turn off the faucet, if it's convenient that way...some sinks it works.
- Mar 7 by kellycinalliNo the state survey wants you to dry your hands then get a new towel to turn off faucet. I did it the way your saying last year and was told I washed my hands well. But it does make sense to use another towel being the faucet is dirty.
- Mar 7 by Born_2BRNNever taught in school but I do it anyway. Just a common sense thing to do. Your hands clean faucet is not!
- Mar 8 by SarahJade4I just finished a PCT program and we were taught that way too! Had to be a clean, dry portion of the first paper towel used to dry your hands or a second clean, dry paper towel. You can get free CNA handbooks online that have the most up to date skills policies. Most of them apply directly to LTC, but they are helpful in any setting to keep up with basics like feeding, handwashing, bathing, ambulation, turning, ROM, etc. . .
- Mar 8 by blackvans1234Strike through!
Darn that strike through!