Perform Catheter Care CNA Skill




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David b: What a horrible job ! My daughter was going to do this ! I'm glad she did not,she is a cma now and she loves it ! 

Dyan Bermeo: The CNA class is a requirement for the RN class. I have a question. Can I work part time and take the science classes one semester at a time. Will I be ok working part time not working more than 20 + hours?

samantha tompkins: I passed my state exam in Florida today because of your videos. Thank you!

Julie Abernathy: I saw a few errors. Not using proper body mechanics, Not really patting dry. The bed should be at the CNA's waist not at the lowest position possible. You shouldn't be bending over that will strain your back. 

nathan mckoy: Thanks 4Your CNA for all your instructional videos took my exam on Friday 8/29/14 and i passed both section. cheers 

Betty Torres: Do you now we're I can take pharmacology class paediatric class and maternity to challenges this state I'm a CNA for 14 years 

Philly Jailer: 3:37 wondering what was going through her mind? :D

alan osgood: I take my test this month at a place called patty mac is this the same place in the video? I heard the lady mention her name was patty

guapasota: wash catheter 3 times then rinse 3 times and pad dry

Angela V: Does anyone know if you have to wipe the catheter 4 times?

SexxyBright: Good job!

Zvezdan Gluhic: She forgot to lift up the side rails (patient secure) and forgot to lift the bed to her appropriate height (she is bending her back) points would be deducted.

rachel Hanmore: Ok I am in New York state don't know if that matters I have already tested almost 4 yrs ago so I have not been in a classroom in 4yrs and have not worked with my cna in 2yrs. I am so nervous cuz I am retesting tomorrow......so scared and don't remember state standards my question is this.....As you are doing this or any task involving linen/clothes were do you put them? You can't put them on the tray with the clean linen can't put them on the floor......HELP!

Kate Dides: I live in Texas and I've never heard of the bed rails being a restraint. If anything they're a measure of safety when moving patients. Imagine if they accidentally fell off the bed while you move them? Oops. Should have put up that rail!

Jairo Barahona: KATE DIDES BUT HERE IN FLORIDA YOU CAN'T RAISE UP THE BED RAILS IT'S LIKE A RESTRAINT, UNLESS IS REQUIRED IN THE CARE PLAN

alan osgood: quick question for anyone who knows.Should you roll the patient/resident away from you as preformed in the video or toward you? In class we were taught to do it toward you and ask examiner to hold patient because its "safer" and im taking my test in about a week i want to know the current way for my test and for the future...... 

Mike Leader: I live in Michigan. Here it depends on what type of facility you're working in. If it's a Nursing Home and ran by the State, bed rails can be considered restraints. If you work in a private facility, I find they tend to want you to put rails up. They aren't ran by the state, and don't have to fear getting a fine for using said restraints. However, that's Michigan. It is most likely different state by state. However, I had noticed that our instructor had show us when doing this task to empty, and use an alcohol pad on the end of the exit point of the cath. before closing it. I'm just curious if that's considered part of cath. care? Or would it just be emptying a cath? 

Paqe: Ok I do want to clear something up here for some viewers ,the side rails are a restrain if you put them up but not those rails that are to the head of the bed but those that are on the middle of the bed,hospital beds have both of those rails, in test we didn't have rails so you don't have to worry about it

blu3_igu4n4: I live, not lived, in Texas and yes a side rail is considered a restraint. Just as 4youCNA explain below, the same rules apply here in Texas. Some skills is different for each state. In this skill, we don't have to clean the vagina, just the catheter and we pour the water from the basin into the toilet, not the sink.

Paqe: I had my test about a month ago,one of the skills I had to do was catheter care which I did the way you show us here in video with 4 wash cloths instead of 2 that my instructor told us and I passed the test,I want to thank you so much from my part and those who didn't take the time to thank you but that passed the test thanks to your videos ,God bless you!!!

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Taxminia0311: Auhh, 1) forgot to get the hamper 2) You didn't check to see if the wheel on the bed where in lock position, you also didn't raise the bed to the proper height level, which is hip level. 3) Prior to placing the chuck pad you was suppose to raise the left side rail to prevent to pt for falling out of the bed. 4) The entire skill on the this video was done wrong....Failllllllll 

4yourCNA: Think about how you would feel as a patient, not knowing what a stranger is doing to you, especially when you have your genitals exposed? Talking to the patient, telling them what to expect (what you are going to be doing to them) will help relieve some of this anxiety. Doing this skill without explanations is rude and a violation of basic rights. Think of things from the patient's point of view, not your own. Good luck.

4yourCNA: Congratulations! Best of luck in your new career!

4yourCNA: Thank you for your comment!

Brooke M: for testing do u get the supplies before or during the skill ?

912ronan: hey guys do you guys know any C N A school in houston tx

bemindful24: Did you wash the patient anus and gluteus ?

Brooke Conard: This was helpful, but it was different than what my teacher taught me, which should i do

4yourCNA: You may raise the bed up to a comfortable height, but it is not required. If you do raise the bed to a comfortable height, you MUST lower it to the lowest position at the end of the skill or you may fail because an elevated bed is a safety risk. Raising the bed to a comfortable height is optional for the skill (not a graded point) because not every bed in healthcare is adjustable (think home care and assisted living - regular beds). Good luck.

Elaine Paneca: hi i live in kentucky i see all your videos but am confused you dont raise up the bed and not use rails

4yourCNA: Getting permission is ALWAYS addressed during the opening. Listen closely to the opening when I describe what will be done and ask if that is okay. ID bands are not tested for the exam because they are not always present in every setting (home care, assisted living and some nursing homes won't use them) and when they are used they are often wrong. The FEDERAL standard is that patient identification should be obtained verbally by addressing the patient by name. Good luck!

tjcp32289: Ok thanks

4yourCNA: Congratulations! Best of luck in your new career!

4yourCNA: You can if you wish, this is not a graded point. But think about it for a minute...your gloves are soiled (you just cleaned the catheter and peri area) and you really don't want to handle the sheet (that will go right up next to the patient's face) with those soiled gloves. This is why we remove the gloves first, before removing the blanket (handling the "cleaner" underside of the blanket) and pulling up the sheet. This is not a graded point, but is a good general principle. Good luck!

4yourCNA: You may use the mitt method, however it is almost impossible to demonstrate using a completely separate area of the washcloth to limit cross-contamination using that method. It is an old method and the "leaves" method ensures that a new area is used. Once the washcloth has been used to clean the labia, there are no clean areas for the catheter tubing so you need another washcloth. The whole purpose of this is to minimize the potential for UTI, so cleaning well is important! Good luck!

Salvacion Acoff: Thank you so much..Its really help with me when i take an exam, I PASS THE EXAM!!!

4yourCNA: For the clinical portion of the exam, peri care will only be demonstrated on a female manikin because female patients have a higher risk of infection and requires a specific cleaning procedure (top to bottom). Males do not have the same infection risk (clean from top down in a circular motion). However, all medical personnel should know the proper terminology for body parts and this may be tested on the written portion of the exam. Good luck.

4yourCNA: No. This basin only held clean water (no used washcloths were placed back into the basin), therefore clean water can be disposed of in the sink. Only body fluids (urine, feces, wound drainage, emesis, sputum, etc) must be disposed of in the commode. Since the basin did not hold any of these, the contents may be disposed of in the sink. Good luck.

A Kaur: Forgot to raise the bed!! u gonna get a backache! good job though :)

4yourCNA: Yes, you may put gloves on before touching the underpad. You MUST apply your gloves before touching anything contaminated with body fluids. Since the clean barrier has not been contaminated yet, it is not necessary to have gloves on when touching this item, but it is allowed. Thanks and good luck!

4yourCNA: Thank you so much for your kind comment! We wish you the best of luck!

Rebeca Parker: Your videos help me with my cna exam but u guys forgot to do things. Like ask to see their wrist band to make sure it is the right person. And ask them if u can even do the skill first.

4yourCNA: No, checking the ID band is not graded for the exam because ID bands are not used in many settings and are not the best way of ensuring proper patient identification. Asking the patient what their name is, or addressing them by name is acceptable for the exam. For the exam, the patient will not have an ID band in place to check. We wish you great success on Sunday! Let us know how you did!

MzMorningStarz: Thank you so much for your videos! I passed my CNA exam on the 25th thanks to you. I was given ROM on the right shoulder, catheter care, and Measuring and Recording the Urinary Drainage Bag and i had no problems performing them. Thank you again.

haven1019: Thank you miss patty and Mr/ms. Jones! i passed my CNA exam and demo last august 31,2012.before i feel it so hard to memorize it step by step.but when i saw you're videos.it helps me a lot.i watch you're videos for 3days before my exam.i only watch cna skills performed by miss patty.the 21 skills. =) thank you.and now i will try to get a job and take my next exam NCLEX.Godbless all of you! =)

4yourCNA: I own a school in Spring Hill Florida and teach classes there and online (EKG, Phlebotomy theory, Home Health Aide) - these are located on our website 4yourCNA (dot org). I cannot recommend any particular school for training, but ask friends, family members, those in the medical profession who they would recommend. Healthcare workers know the good schools...and the bad ones! Good luck!

4yourCNA: This video instructs on the technical aspects of the skills and does not integrate all the theory associated with CNA training. CNAs are responsible for observing the patient during skills and reporting any observations of abnormalities to the nurse. Great observation!

Ryan Smith: THANKS YOU SO MUCH! I PASS MY CLINICAL SKILL EXAM PART!

4yourCNA: You are not required to raise the bed for the test. This is covered in our classroom portion of the program. You may raise the bed to a comfortable working height, if you wish, but you MUST return it to the lowest position at the end of the skill. Since beds in home care, assisted living and some nursing homes will not be adjustable, it is not always possible to raise the bed. Good luck!

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