Flashcards in Section A Deck (12):
1. Knock, enter, explain
2. Identify the resident
3. Provide privacy
4. Wash hands
5. Maintain safety
Knock, enter, and explain
Knock on the door, ask for permission to enter, and wait for response. If appropriate enter the room, introduce yourself to the resident, following by explaining why you are there and what you're going to do.
Identify the resident
Verify the resident to ensure the correct procedure is being completed for the correct resident.
Close the door to the room, pull privacy curtains, and close window curtains as necessary.
Wash hands using correct procedure for 15-20 seconds.
Evaluate equipment for safety concerns, maintain standard precautions, and use proper body mechanics. If the resident is changing positions the bed must be lowered to lowest position.
1. Position resident
2. Open the room
3. Wash hands
4. Ensure safety
5. Report and record
Position the resident
Position the resident as desired. Make sure frequent uses items and call light are in easy reach. Clean and store supplies as appropriate.
Open the room
Pull the curtains open, open the door as requested by the resident. Return equipment and furniture to correct position.
Wash hands using correct technique for 15-20 seconds
Placing the bed in the lowest position, bollocking wheels, and using side rails appropriately. Standard precautions must be maintained at all times to prevent contamination.