If a patient is weak, s/he won’t be able to carry out his/her routine activities, and as a CNA, you will be required to help him/her with daily core activities like taking bath and getting dressed up. For general hygiene, patients must be given bath periodically on their beds as it is difficult to move such patients to the bathroom every time. Bathing gives a fresh and healthy feeling to the patients and help them recover fast. You must go through this article and acquaint yourself with the correct procedure before demonstrating this skill in the CNA exam.
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The examiner observes the following points when you exhibit this skill.
Patients must be made to bath every alternate day, if it is not possible every day. This will keep them clean, give them a fresh feeling and help them recover fast. Start rinsing with the face of the patient. All the body parts, especially genitals, must be washed properly and some talcum powder must be applied to prevent infection from spreading.