The Role of the Nursing Assistant
Activities of Daily Living (ADL)
Common daily tasks such as dressing, eating, grooming, or bathing.
To walk upright position, or assist someone to walk.
A Certified Nursing Assistant who has successfully completed an approved certification training program including a written and / or manual skills test, and who has received a certificate by the state.
Sorrow for the suffering of others with the desire to help.
Ability to experience the felling and thoughts of another person.
Member of the health care team who provides care to resident, meeting his or her physical, psychosocial and individual facility.
An official statement of what will and will not be done at a facility.
An official statement of the steps to take to do something at a facility.
Individual mental or emotional processes combined with ability to interact with others.
The science of foods and how they affect health.
OBRA (Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act)
A federal act that focuses on giving quality care to older people in long term care facilities.
Care given to a patient who visits a facility for the care rather than staying at the facility.
Advance Directive (Living Will)
Instructions by a resident about what steps to take or not to take to extend life as the resident approaches death.
Physical violence or a threat to use violence against someone.
Actually using physical violence against someone.
Act of treating someone unfairly based on age, sex, race, religion, or ethnic origin.
Referring to a certain culture group such as race or national origin.
Abuse of an older person.
Obtaining permission to preform a procedure on a resident, only after explaining all risks
According to the laws of community, state, and/ or nation.
Neglect or wrong treatment of a resident by licensed professional person.
A guardian who is assigned to look for the rights of others.
Injuring someone because he/she injured you.
Code of Ethics
An agreed upon set of moral principles or values.
Not revealing information about residents except within the health care team
A false and damaging written statement.
Failure to give proper care, resulting in physical or emotional harm to a resident.
A false and damaging spoken statement.
Causing physical or emotional harm to someone in your care.
Failing to provide needed care on purpose.
Taking money or possessions from those in your care.
Failing to provide needed care.
Failing to provide needed care, unintentionally.
causing harm with a blow, a slap, or rough handling.
Causing emotional harm by humiliating, insulting, or isolate someone.
Preconceived, unreasonable judgment or opinion.
Tension and nervousness that build up in a person.
The chart contains the health care plan. the physician's order's, and all the health information on one particular resident. It is a legal document and must be maintained properly.
Written in order in which the events occurred.
Written information in the medical record.
A graphic chart that is commonly used long term care to record resident information over time.
A card file kept at a convenient place that summarizes the nursing care plan for each resident.
Nursing Care Plan
The complete plan of care for each resident.
Observation based on facts you can see.
Observation based on what you think.
Steps followed when a resident is first brought to the facility.
First observation made on a new resident.
Center for Disease Control
The government agency responsible for preventing or fighting the outbreak of epidemic diseases.
Any event that disrupts the normal activities of a community and causes casualties.
Screening a number of disaster victims to determine who has that most serve injuries and needs to be treated first.
A person receiving nursing assistant care in his or her own home instead of a long term care facility.
Steps followed when a resident is released from the facility.
Care provided in a person's home.
Home Health Assistant
A nursing assistant who goes to the patient's home to provide care.
Steps followed when a resident is moves to another unit. The move may be to another room inside your facility or to another building.