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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.
Member of the health care team who provides care to resident, meeting his or her physical, psychosocial and individual facility.
Individual mental or emotional processes combined with ability to interact with others.
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.
Act of treating someone unfairly based on age, sex, race, religion, or ethnic origin.
Obtaining permission to preform a procedure on a resident, only after explaining all risks
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.
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.
Center for Disease Control
The government agency responsible for preventing or fighting the outbreak of epidemic diseases.
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.
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