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Catheter care is same. Remember to verbalize checking water temp. Also remember wipe three strokes at a time and wash/rinse 4" up catheter line.

Supplies needed:

  1. gloves
  2. basins (2)
  3. Soap
  4. towels (3)
  5. washcloths (2)
  6. chux pads (2)


  1. Knock, greet resident by name and introduce self and title. Explain intended procedure and ask permission.
  2. Excuse self to wash hands and gather supplies. Give call button.
  3. Simulate hand wash and gather supplies
  4. ck, greet resident by name
  5. Set up table, cover with towel and lay supplies down
  7. Raise bed
  8. Cover w/ towel width-wise acrossed waist area, remove sheet and raise gown
  9. Fan fold chux pad and place under pt.
  10. Using soapy washcloth - (Verbalize water temp)
  11. Use 3 strokes from cleanest to dirtiest, always using a clean part of the washcloth for each wipe:
    • (3) middle
    • (3) side
    • (3) top
  12. Using Rinse washcloth - (verbalize water temp) Same (3) middle (3) side and top
  13. Pat dry
  14. Roll patient onto side (facing away from you) keeping covered.
  15. Using soapy washcloth
    Use 3 strokes from cleanest to dirtiest (vag to anus)
    Always using a clean part of the washcloth for each wipe
  16. Rinse - same way
  17. Pat dry
  18. Remove chux and replace with dry chux
  19. Cover w/ gown and remove towel. Cover with blanket
  20. Pretty beds, lower beds, call bell, check comfort, open curtain
  21. ather laundry/ and supplies (dont touch scrubs)
  22. Empty and clean basins and return to proper place.

Testing Checklist:

  • Did candidate pass over 'urinary meatus' with 1st stroke of washcloth?
  • Change spot on washcloth each stroke?
  • Pat dry?


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