CNA Skill Fresh Water

The CNA skill of passing fresh water may likely be tested on your state’s CNA exam. Making sure that your residents have fresh water is very important for their comfort. 

To learn all the necessary steps for this skill, please watch this CNA Skills Passing Fresh Water for a complete demonstration of the skill. 

CNA Skill – Passing Fresh Water

The process of passing fresh water for a CNA skills exam is as follows:

  1. Perform the standard CNA beginning tasks. Knock before entering the patient’s room, greet the patient by name, introduce yourself, explain the task you are about to perform, close the privacy curtain, and wash your hands. . 
  2. Make sure your resident is able to take water.
  3. Get your cart with supplies, never bring the cart into the room. 
  4. Go fill the ice bucket up with ice. 
  5. Never let the handle of the ice scoop go into the ice bucket, avoiding contamination. 
  6. Empty out and rise the resident’s current pour cup. 
  7. Refill the pour cup, and offer resident a glass of water. 
  8. Measure the glass of water for what the resident has drank, if that is a requirement for that resident. 
  9. Be sure the resident is set and comfortable. 
  10. Perform your standard completion tasks – wash your hands, ensure the patient has a clean environment, ask if they are comfortable, give them their call light and close their privacy curtain.

* Please be sure to consult the testing materials provided by the skills test provider in your state to ensure that these steps for CNA Skill Passing Fresh Water are in compliance. The procedure in different states and from different test providers can vary slightly and greatly affect your score.