Equipment Needed

2 Washcloths
Clothing protector
Food Tray
Diet Card
I&O Recording Pad

Feeding the Dependent Resident (step 18 added)

  1. Introduce self to the resident.
  2. Identify that hands should be washed.
  3. Explain procedure to the resident.
  4. Verbally identify resident's name against the diet card and verbalize that the resident has received the correct tray.
  5. Position the resident in an upright position, at least 45 degrees.
  6. Ask resident if he/she prefers to use a clothing protector.
  7. Protect clothing from soiling by using napkin, clothing protector or towel per resident request.
  8. Wash and dry resident’s hands before feeding.
  9. Position self at eye level sitting down and face the resident while feeding.
  10. Describe the food being offered to the resident.
  11. Alternately offer each fluid frequently. (Two fluids will be offered).
  12. Offer food in small amounts at a reasonable rate, allow resident to chew and swallow.
  13. Wipe resident’s hands and face during meal at least one time.
  14. Leave resident clean and in a position of comfort with head of bed left at least 30 degrees after completion of the meal. (Must physically be performed)
  15. Discard soiled linen in the linen hamper.
  16. Record intake in percentage of total solid food eaten on signed recording sheet.
  17. Record the sum of the intake of fluid in cc/ml on signed recording sheet.
  18. Record all readings in the correct location on the signed recording sheet.
  19. Recorded reading is within 25% of the solids and within 60 cc or ml of the fluids consumed.
  20. Maintain respectful, courteous interpersonal interactions at all times.
  21. Leave call light or signaling device within easy reach of the resident.
  22. Identify that hands should be washed.

Skills key can be found on the D & S Video title page.