24 Hour Urine Collection
Lab medicine Urine collected in an exact period of 24 hrs, which may be indicated for arsenic, chloride and others analytes; 24HUs are collected in a large, lab-supplied container with preservatives
Abandonment is when the CNA does not finish an assignment and/or leaves work early without attending to their resident's needs. The elderly depend on others to help them do their Activities of Daily Living.
quick, upward pulls into the diaphragm to force out an obstruction blocking the airway
term is used to refer to a list of perpetrators of substantiated incidents of elder abuse that is
managed by APS and in many instances, used to determine whether those individuals should be
prohibited from working with certain vulnerable populations or in certain settings, such as a
Active Assisted Range Of Motion
the client has limited ability to move the extremities and needs some assistance.
special equipment that helps a person who is ill or disabled to perform ADLs; also called assistive devices.
Adult Protective Services
Safeguards older people and dependent adults with disabilities who are in danger of being mistreated or neglected, are unable to protect themselves, or have no one to assist them.
a document stating a person's wishes about health care when that person cannot make his or her own decisions
a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune
a threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped
facilities where residents live who need some assistance; they do not usually require skilled care.
(microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission
is an object used or the toileting of a bedridden patient in health care facility, usually made of a metal, glass, or plastic receptacle.
the need of individuals to feel that they are valued, respected & protected members of a community.
Bedside commodes are chair-like toilets with a container below the toilet seat that slides out for cleaning. Often a commode has a toilet seat lid that can be left down when the commode is not in use.
a program of urinating on a schedule with increasingly longer time intervals between schedule urination; goal is the reestablish voluntary bladder control and to break the cycle of frequency, urgency and urge incontinence
the hard collection of fibrin, blood cells, and tissue debris that is the end result of hemostasis or the blood-clotting process
disease-causing bacteria or viruses that are carried through the body in the blood or body fluids
Bowel dilation due to mechanical blockage; may be small bowel or large bowel; the patient may have feculent and/or bilious emesis, inability to pass gas (flatus), distention, pain; causes include adhesions (most common), hernias, masses or tumors, volvulus, obstipation, and others
A written plan for each resident created by the nurse; outlines the steps taken by the staff to help the resident reach his or her goals.
referring to a thermometer scale of 100 degrees where water freezes at 0 degrees and boils at 100 degrees
central nervous system
the portion of the vertebrate nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord
chain of infection
Infectious agent, reservoir, portal of exit, means of transmission, portal of entry and susceptible host.
Periods of difficult breathing (dyspnea) followed by periods of no respirations (apnea)
Male infants - Part of the foreskin is cut away from the tip of penis. This is done for health and religious reasons.
used to collect a clean specimen for urinalysis and considered sterile, sometimes referred to as midstream specimen
creation of an opening in the colon through the abdominal wall to create an abdominal anus allowing stool to bypass a diseased portion of the colon; performed to treat ulcerative colitis, cancer, or obstructions
an exam consisting of a written portion and a skills portion that must be passed at the end of the nursing assistant training course to obtain certification
an external catheter that has an attachment on the end that fits onto the penis; also called a Texas catheter.
consent to release
When an organization collects personal information from an individual, most privacy legislation requires that an individual's consent be given so that an organization can collect, use, or disclose it. However, there are sometimes exceptions to this rule.
the attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a particular social group or organization