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Hartman's Nursing assistant Care The Basics Chapter 1
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Given in long term care facilities for persons who need 24-hour skilled care
Medically necessary care given by a skilled nurse or therapist
Length of stay
Number of days a person stays in a care facility
An illness that will eventually cause death
A condition lasting a long period of time, even a lifetime
Medical conditions determined by a doctor
Home health care
Provided in a person's home
Residences for people who need some help with daily care
Adult day services
people who need some help and supervision during certain hours
24 hour skilled care given in hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers.
Care given in a hospital or in a long-term care facility
Usually given for less than 24 hours
Care given by specialists to help restore or improve function after an illness or injury.
Given in facilities or homes for people who have about six months or less to live
Activities of Daily Living
A term given to the process of transforming services for elders so they are based on the values and practices of the person receiving care
Emphasizes the individuality of the person who needs care and seeks to build community by recognizing and developing each person's capabilities
Assistive or Adaptive Devices
Equipment to assist in ADL's
Chain of command
Describes the line of authority and helps to make sure that residents get proper health care
Scope of practice
Tasks that health-care providers are allowed to do and how to do them correctly
A federal health insurance program established in 1965 for people aged 65 or older, also covers people of any age with permanent kidney failure or certain disabilities
Medical assistance program for low-income people as well as for people with disabilities.
Developed to achieve the goals of care
A course of action that should be taken every time a certain situation occurs
A method, or way, of doing something
Behaving properly when on the job
Being caring, concerning, empathetic, and understanding
Identifying with feelings of others
Sharing in the feelings and difficulties of others
Showing sensitivity and having a sense of what is appropriate when dealing with others
Trying to do your best, guided by a sense of right and wrong.
Knowledge of right and wrong
Rules set by the government to help people live peacefully together and to ensure order and safety
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
Requires that the Nurse Aid Training and Competency Evaluation Program set minimum standards for nursing assistant training
An ethical code of conduct for healthcare workers, relates to how residents must be treated while living in a facility
Process in which a person, with the help of a doctor, makes informed decisions about his or her health care.
Purposeful mistreatment that causes physical, mental, or emotional pain or injury to someone
Failure to provide needed care that results in physical, mental, or emotional harm to a person
Any treatment, intentional or not, that causes harm to a person's body. Includes slapping, bruising, cutting, burning, physically restraining, pushing, shoving, or even rough handling.
Emotional harm caused by threatening, caring, humiliating, intimidating, isolating, or insulting a person, or treating him or her as a child, includes verbal abuse
Forcing of a person to perform or participate in sexual acts against his or her will. Includes unwanted touching and exposing oneself to a person and sharing of pornographic material
The improper or illegal use of a person's money, possessions, property, or other assets
A threat to harm a person, resulting in the person feeling fearful that he or she will be harmed
The intentional touching of a person without his or her consent.
Abuse by spouses, intimate partners, or family members
Unlawful restraint that affects a person's freedom of movement
The separation of person from others against the person's will
Abuse of staff by other staff members, residents, or visitors. It can be verbal, physical, or sexual
Any unwelcome sexual advance or behavior that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment
The use of legal or illegal drugs, cigarettes, or alcohol in a way that harms oneself of others
The purposeful failure to provide needed care, resulting in harm to a person
The unintentional failure to provide needed care, resulting in physical, mental, or emotional harm to a person
Actions, or the failure to act or provide the proper care for a resident, resulting in unintended injury. Example: A CNA forgetting to lock a resident's chair before transferring her.
Occurs when a person is injured due to professional misconduct through negligence, carelessness, or lack of skill.
Suspicious injuries that should be reported
Poisoning, teeth marks, buckle or strap marks, bruises, contusions, welts, scars, fractures, dislocations, burns, scalding burns, scratches or puncture wounds, patches of missing hair, scalp tenderness, swelling in face, broken teeth, nasal discharge, bruises, bleeding, or discharge from vaginal area
Signs that could indicate Abuse
Yelling obscenities, fear, apprehension, fear of being alone, poor self control, constant pain, threatening to hurt others, withdrawal, apathy, alcohol or drug abuse, agitation or anxiety, signs of stress, low self-esteem, mood changes, confusion, disorientation, resident not allowed private conversations, reports of questionable care by resident or family
Signs that could indicate Neglect
Pressure ulcers, unclean body, body lice, unanswered call lights, soiled bedding or incontinence briefs not being changed, poorly fitting clothing, unmet needs relating to hearing aids, eye glasses, etc., weight loss, poor appetite, uneaten food, dehydration, freshwater or beverages not being offered regularly, reports of not receiving prescribed medication by the resident or his family
Assigned by law as legal advocate for residents; visits facilities and listen to residents
Keeping private things private
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act; Protects confidential healthcare information
Protected Health Information - the information kept private under HIPPA (name, address, phone, social, diagnoses, etc)
An accident, problem, or unexpected event during the course of care; something that is not part of the normal routine
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