PLEASE HELP ! Bedpan skill questions - page 2

I messed up for the state clinical exam and I am still confused on a few things! The questions I have are in bold, so please read through and help me out. Giving a Bedpan What you need: ... Read More

  1. by   Cathy in MA
    This is for the clinical exam and I am trying to get all the steps down so I understand the process.

    Any help would be appreciated!

  2. by   fuzzywuzzy
    Quote from rachelgeorgina
    Couple of questions.

    Why do you need to check the pts ID before assisting them with a pan? If someone's gotta go, they've gotta go!

    Also, why are you washing your hands between checking his id and collecting your equipment?

    Last one - are you positioning in the pt in fowlers or SEMI fowlers (45 degrees is the CUT off point between each of these). What are you trying to achieve and which position is best suited to that?
    checking ID and hand-washing are part of those "beginning steps" that you have to do in order to pass the test. And putting the HOB up so the person is in semi-fowler's makes it easier to go.