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CNA Skill: *Resident Foot Care

Prometric clinical skill checklist for providing foot care for resident (2008-01-01)
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Step 1
Greet the resident by addressing him/her by name and introduce yourself
Step 2
Provide explanations to resident before beginning and throughout procedure
Step 3
Obtain water in bath basin, checking to ensure water is safe and comfortable temperature
Step 4
Offer resident opportunity to check water temperature before submerging foot in water
Step 5
Place water filled basin on protective barrier on floor
Step 6
Place resident's barefoot in water to soak
Step 7
Refrain from adding soap directly to basin of water
Step 8
Wash foot using washcloth with small amount of soap applied directly to wash cloth
Step 9
Wash top and bottom of foot and between toes
Step 10
Submerge foot in water in basin to remove soap residue
Step 11
Remove foot from water and dry entire top and bottom of foot including between toes
Step 12
Warm lotion in hand before applying to foot
Step 13
Apply lotion to top and bottom of foot, excluding between toes
Step 14
Remove unabsorbed excess lotion
Step 15
Apply sock to foot ensuring sock is smooth and replace shoe
Step 16
Provide support to lower extremity throughout procedure as needed to avoid strain
Step 17
Avoid placing resident's bare feet directly on floor before, during or after foot care
Step 18
Clean and dry basin, store equipment, and dispose of soiled linen when procedure completed
Step 19
Utilize Standard Precautions and infection control measures throughout procedure
Step 20
Promote resident comfort throughout procedure
Step 21
Promote resident rights throughout procedure
Step 22
Promote resident safety throughout procedure