Types of Personal Care Skills in Nursing


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_____ is also called a bed sore.

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1. How short should you cut a patient's nails?

2. While bathing a patient, it is important to _____ them as much as possible.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These questions allow you to find out if you know the correct nursing skills to use when providing personal care for a patient. See if you can identify the proper procedures for different situations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you'll test your knowledge of:

  • The correct length of a patient's nails
  • Another name for a bed sore
  • How to properly bathe a patient

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as bed sores
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when you should check a patient's dentures
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the proper procedures to follow when bathing patients

Additional Learning

You can learn more about these nursing skills by reading the lesson titled Types of Personal Care Skills in Nursing. It will help you understand:

  • How to care for your patient's hair
  • Shaving a patient
  • The importance of using only a patient's own personal supplies