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CNA Skill: *Resident Hair & Nail Care

Prometric clinical skill checklist for providing hair and nail care to the 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
Ask resident about preferred hairstyle
Step 4
Comb or brush hair in small sections beginning towards ends and working way up with each combing stroke
Step 5
Pull comb/brush through hair gently to avoid resident discomfort
Step 6
Soak nails in basin of water of safe and comfortable temperature before proceeding to remove residue under nails
Step 7
Remove residue from under nails with orangewood stick
Step 8
Dry hand after soaking
Step 9
Leave nails smooth and free of jagged edges
Step 10
Apply lotion to hand after nails are cleaned and shaped
Step 11
Rinse and dry basin, store equipment, and dispose of soiled linen and trash when procedure completed
Step 12
Utilize Standard Precautions and infection control measures throughout procedure
Step 13
Promote resident comfort throughout procedure
Step 14
Promote resident rights throughout procedure
Step 15
Promote resident safety throughout procedure