I remember when I first started. You have to understand, before that, I worked in Civil Service as an education counselor, and before that I was an aircraft electrician. So, when I first went into CNA training, I was completely out of my element.
Me and another guy were like partners in our clinicals. He had never been in medical either. I remember the old man we had to go in and clean up. My friend was on one side of the bed and I on the other. He looked and me and said, "Let's just get in there." And I decided at that point, if I have gloves on, I can touch anything.
And it just got very easy after that. Keep in mind that mothers and fathers clean their infants all the time. I pick up poop from my dogs six times a day (three dogs x 2 pooh-walks). Such is life.
And here's my motto (hell, it could be a t-shirt really): A clean anus is a happy anus!
Remember that. And don't leave anything behind. Leave it pristine.