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    I'm not sure how to answer them. Should I stick to the Nhs values as much as possible ?

    For example if an elderly female patient wets herself on a walk do I help clean her up myself and not tell anyone apart from report it ? Or do I call a nurse even if she doesn't want to ? I'm assuming the latter as that adheres to patient rights to same sex treatment .

    Also given three patients such as an old man, single mother and school girl , I'm assuming the one with the most needs comes first rather than single mum first etc ?
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    (Original post by DNBK)
    I'm not sure how to answer them. Should I stick to the Nhs values as much as possible ?

    For example if an elderly female patient wets herself on a walk do I help clean her up myself and not tell anyone apart from report it ? Or do I call a nurse even if she doesn't want to ? I'm assuming the latter as that adheres to patient rights to same sex treatment .

    Also given three patients such as an old man, single mother and school girl , I'm assuming the one with the most needs comes first rather than single mum first etc ?
    What do you mean in the first one even if she doesn't want to? Who? The patient? I would believe that the patient would want assistance to be cleaned up etc...
    Personally I believe you should help, regardless, rather than always calling for the nurse.
    It's one of my biggest irritations when I've been a hca on a ward and the nurse sees a patient needs assistance and rather than doing the personal care, calls for a hca to do it. Or a doctor sees the patient needs help, and calls the nurse.
    If you see a patient had been incontinent or needs help, walking past and leaving them is tantamount to abuse. There is no reason why anyone shouldn't help if it is within their skill set.

    And the second, assess the patients....then look at your findings and who would need your assistance first.

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