I am located in NC and I take my exam in Kanappolis Friday if anyone has tested there?!
I can tell you the answers in the book I have, which is based on averaging the statewide standards.
But here are a couple of my questions I hope y'all can help on..
-In NC the list of steps for catheter care doesn't say anything about cleaning perineal area it only says to clean at least four inches of the catheter but my instructor for my one day class taught us to do peri care and catheter. Would I be okay just doing the catheter?
If you are being tested on cleaning a catheter, generally that is ALL you do is the catheter. This is, from what I understand, similar to doing a partial bath - in Michigan you ONLY demonstrate the partial bath skill, no peri care. Of course in real life, you would perform the peri care, too.
-Is it okay to lay the dentures on a paper towel thats on the counter? It seems like it would be hard to hold the dentures while putting toothpaste on the toothbrush without laying them down.
To my knowledge, it is ok to do that before you brush them but not after.
-Where does the toilet tissues, handwipes, blood pressure stuff equipment like this go after the skill is finished?
Toilet tissues, gloves, disposable stuff should go in the trash. Soiled linen woudl go in a laundry bag, and the blood pressure equipment should be sanitized and put on a "clean" (not sterile, but a place where you put clean linen or the side table?) surface.At the beginning of your state test, you will have the opportunity to ask your tester where the place to put garbage is, dirty linen, ect.
-Will I have the chance to ask about locking the wheel chair and bed because I know all settings are different and I want to make sure I know how to use their equipment correctly?
Yes, before the test they give you time to go around, look for linens, ect., so during that time you should look at the controls on these items.
-After feeding a client is it okay to lay them back down in laying position or is it necessary to keep them up? In the booklet it doesn't say either
Lower the bed, but keep the incline up at least a bit.
-Lastly any tips for peri care? I am terrified about getting this skill as it is the only one that really intimidates me
Generally you would not do peri care for the state test on a person, so it will be on a mannequin. In Michigan, it's female peri care that is the tested skill because you have to be more careful with this. You keep a towel or bath sheet over their lap and a towel over the leg area, and only expose the vaginal area as much as you have to. Fold your wash cloth in a manner to not dirty the cloth in between wipes, and wipe down the middle, then on the inner labia farthest away from you, then closest, then the outer labia and inner thigh area farthest away from you, then closest, and remember to either get a new cloth or use a non-soiled part of the cloth for each wipe. Then, remove the towel on the legs but be sure to cover them with the gown.
Thanks for taking the time to read and offering any help you can!