CNA Skill: Providing Mouth Care

Providing mouth care is an essential CNA skill test. In this post, We will demonstrate how to provide mouth care to a resident.

  • While providing mouth care use of gloves is necessary.
  • If the resident is unable to walk up to the basin provide them emesis basin;
  • Raise the head of the bed and brush the teeth properly along the gums and chewing surface of the teeth.
  • The client can rinse his mouth and spit in the emesis basin;
  • Dry the mouth with a clean towel.
  • Dispose of the contents of the basin in the wash area and clean, sanitize and dry the basin and store it properly wrapped in a paper towel.

Watch this video for more explanation.


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