How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

21 terms

CNA Skill: Mouth Care for Resident with Denture

Prometric clinical skill checklist for mouth care of resident with a denture (2008-01-01)
STUDY
PLAY
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
Wear gloves while handling denture and providing mouth care
Step 4
Transport denture to sink in a denture cup or emesis basin
Step 5
Line sink with washcloth or paper towels, or fill sink with water to reduce risk of denture breakage
Step 6
Use cool or tepid running water to clean and rinse denture
Step 7
Brush all surfaces of the denture
Step 8
Brush denture over sink
Step 9
Rinse denture to remove toothpaste/denture cleaner
Step 10
Store clean denture in denture cup filled with clean cool or tepid water
Step 11
Protect resident's clothing before beginning mouth care
Step 12
Position resident in a sitting position (minimum of 60 degrees) before beginning mouth care
Step 13
Provide mouth care to resident using a toothbrush/ toothette/swab
Step 14
Offer resident the opportunity to rinse mouth and spit into emesis basin (or disposable cup)
Step 15
Leave area around resident's mouth clean and dry and remove protective clothing cover
Step 16
Rinse toothbrush, rinse and dry basin, store equipment and dispose of soiled linen and trash when procedure completed
Step 17
Remove gloves or use a barrier to store equipment
Step 18
Utilize Standard Precautions and infection control measures throughout procedure
Step 19
Promote resident comfort throughout procedure
Step 20
Promote resident rights throughout procedure
Step 21
Promote resident safety throughout procedure