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Prometric clinical skill checklist for providing foot care for resident (2008-01-01)

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

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