The CNA skill of perineal care for males may likely be tested on your state’s CNA exam. Having the ability to properly provide perineal care for males is a skill that you may need to utilize when attending to residents.
To learn all the necessary steps for this skill, please watch this CNA Skills Perineal Care for Males for a complete demonstration of the skill.
CNA Skill – Perineal Care for Males
The process of perineal care males for a CNA skills exam is as follows:
- 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. .
- Apply protective gloves.
- Be sure to cover resident.
- Gather your materials, including water and soap. Be sure the water temperature is at a comfortable level and not too hot and not too cold.
- Start with the upper pubis area, using soap, rinsing and pat drying.
- Remember the rule, what we wash we rinse, what we rinse, we dry.
- If you are caring for a resident who is uncircumsized, be sure to pull the foreskin of the penis all the way back to the head. Go around the urinary opening in a circular fashion, down to the shaft of the penis.
- Be sure to rinse, and then rinse the same way with the foreskin pulled back.
- Be sure to check for any urinary crystallization and clean this up.
- Recover the resident.
- 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 Perineal Care for Males are in compliance. The procedure in different states and from different test providers can vary slightly and greatly affect your score.