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A little question about soap and patients

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by liluiass liluiass (Member) Member

liluiass has 1 years experience .

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Just a little question

A CNA told me that another one we work with doesn't rinse off soap from some parts of the patients to leave a nice smell... Especially the armpit and near the intimate ares

I know that rinsing the soap is the whoal point of using it and getting the dirts detached but even so I wonder how bad is this? I will approach this girl about this but I want to have lots of arguments because she's new etc... Thanks 🐣

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markko has 25 years experience and specializes in 911 critical care ambulance nurse.

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Soap is not meant to remain on the skin. It can create rashes and irritation. In extreme situations it may lead to a localized allergic reaction.

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liluiass has 1 years experience.

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But how to approach the new girl about this I don't want to sound mean and interfer in an authoritative way..

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Davey Do has 35 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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A CNA told me that another one we work with doesn't rinse off soap from some parts of the patients to leave a nice smell...

Soap is not meant to remain on the skin. It can create rashes and irritation. In extreme situations it may lead to a localized allergic reaction.

This conversation reminds me of a Peanuts comic I read as a kid!

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Davey Do has 35 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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But how to approach the new girl about this I don't want to sound mean and interfer in an authoritative way..

I appreciate an announcement a new day nurse made the other day after I'd given MN shift report on geriatric psych. She told the Techs to encourage showers and assist with shaving.

In this situation, the new nurse could have added, "And make sure all the soap is rinsed off. We don't want want any rashes, irritations, or allergic reactions!"

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liluiass has 1 years experience.

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I had a good laugh with the cute comic and yes yes I will try to add the remark in the middle of the work :3 in light way thank youuu

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