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CNA Skill – How to Put On Anti-Embolism Stockings

CNAs may be tested on how to put on anti embolism stockings on a resident. Properly putting on anti embolism stockings on a resident may be a common task for CNAs in their day to day responsibilities.  . 

To learn all the necessary steps for this skill, please watch this CNA Skills How to Put on Anti Embolism Stockings for a complete demonstration of the skill. 

CNA Skill – How to Put on Anti Embolism Stockings

The process for putting on an anti embolism stocking during the 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. Obtain your anti embolism stocking, or ted hose from your supplies area. 
  3. Check the brakes on the bed and raise the bed to the desired height. 
  4. Only uncover the leg that you will be applying the anti embolism stocking to. 
  5. Take the anti embolism stocking and make sure that the stocking is right side out. 
  6. Take your hand down the stocking and pinch the heel.
  7. Pull the stocking back out to your where your fingers are placed.
  8. Line up where the toes and the heel are.
  9. With that alignment place the anti embolism stocking on the toes and slide the rest of the stocking up the resident’s leg. 
  10. Be sure there are no wrinkles in the stocking. 
  11. Check the circulation in the resident’s toes. 
  12. Cover the resident’s leg back up. 
  13. 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 How to Put on Anti Embolism Stockings are in compliance. The procedure in different states and from different test providers can vary slightly and greatly affect your score.