PhysIcal strenth and agility and assistive devices are areas in which a nursing assistant can help a resident become more independent?
Residents who no longer believe they can do anything for themselves have a condition know as?
When dealing with dependent residents, it is helpful if the nursing assistant?
Encourages the residents to do task they are able to do
Few assistive devices are available to help dependent residents accomplish otherwise impossible tasks.
Adaptive equipment enables residents to preform bodily functions they
Would otherwise be unable to do
Mr. Lowery is suffering from Alzheimer's disease. How should the nursing assistant care for her.
Be patient and consistent
The activity coordinator is respomsible for recreational and social program in a long-term care facility
Arts and crafts, movies and exercise classes are some of the recreational and social activities offered by a long-term care
It may be the nursing assistant's responsibility to keep the resident informed of current activitie and their dates, times, and locations.
The nursing assistant should not do one of the folllowing things. WHich?
Force the resident to try a new activity
residents who are confined to their eds have the same social and recreational needs as more active residents.
Since confused residents are unable to concentrate for very long, they dont really need social ctivities
Recrecational and social activities in a long term care facility are so an important part of a resident's care plan
Mrs. Daniels, a resident, is orgetful and sometimes leaves her gold wedding band on the nightstand in her room. What is appropriate for the nursing assistant
Put it in the safe in a marked envelope
Before reinserting Mrs. Donley's contact lenses, what action should the nursing assistant take
Clean and rinse them
Mrs. Murphy has trouble hearing and wears a hearing aid. What are the nursing asistant responsibilities towards care of the hearing aid
Report the need for repairs or batteries
The rules of good sitting posture state that you should keep your feet flt on the floor and your knees ankles and hips at right ankles
Your resident, Mrs. Stone, must be turned in bed without bending her ankles, knees, or hips. The technique you should use is called
When moving a resident with a lift sheet
Roll on the lift sheet as close as possible to th residents body
IN a pivot transfer of a partially paralyzed resident from bed to wheelchair
Position the wheelchair on the resident's nonparalyzed side
The technique for lifting, moving and transfering residents require a lot of practice by the nursing assistant in order to be done properly and easily.
When a resident wears a leg or back brace, what should the nursing asistant routinely do
Check the skin under the brace for signs of irritation
Mr. Wilson is very weak and has trouble supporting himself for long. Which type of walker is he most likely to use
Mrs. Mills is anxious about ambulating. How can the nursing asistant aid her
Encourage her to set goals and move toward them
Ambulation is beneficial to a residnet because it strengthens muscles and improves circulation, as well as improving self-esteem
WHen assisting a resident with some paralysis to stand, you should stand either in front of the resident or on the unafected (strong) side
WHich of the following is true about side rails
INstructions on when to use side rails should be in each residents chart
If a resident needs to decrease the weight supported by one or both legs, what should he or she use
Application of restraints is considered the last resort-used to protect the resident, or to prevent him or her from harming others
UNder which of these conditions should the nuring assistants report to the charge nurse the possible need for a postural support
When a resident cannot sit upright and keeps falling out of the wheel chair
What is the name of the procedure in which a nursing assistant helps a residnet perform exercises at many body joints
Passage range of motion
In doing range of motion excercises, you should start with the fet and work your way up the body to the head
To prevent pneumonia, the nursing asistant can encourage the resident to
Do deep breathing andd coughing
What can the nursing asistant do to help a resident prevent urinary problems
Increase the residents fluid intake
Lying in one position for long periods of time increases on bony areas of the body, sometimes resulting in pressure sores
Decubitus ulcers, or pressure sores, develp when a resident sits or lies in one position for too long
When do air, water or gel mattresses and cushions do
Provide cushioning, air nd light pressure relief
What can a nursing assistant do to prevent the resident from getting pressure ulcers
tKeep bedding wrinkle free
Why arent wrinkles acceptable in bedding
They can cause pressure sores and they make the resident uncomfortable
How can the nursing asistant prevent pressure on the resident's toes from the bed covers
Form a toe pleat across the foot of the bed
A back rub may be ordered when changing the position of immoblize residents to increase circulation and comfort
When giving the resident a back rub, in what order should the procedure be done
Wash your hands, apply lotion, pat resident's back with with a towel
Bathing is important because it restores cleanliness, stimulates circulation, and provides movement and exercise
It is important to protect the resident's privacy when bathing by pulling the curtains or closing the door
Mrs Olsen needs a bath but cannot leave the bed. The nursing asistant should
Provide a full bed bath
The different ways to bathe a resident are the complete bed bath, partial bed bath, tub, and shower
Mrs Smith has a nasogastric tube. What is most important to remember in assisting her with oral hygiene
It should be done every two hour
Residents who wear dentures should take good care of their mouth and gums as well as their dentures
Mr.Leslie has a cast on his left arm and he is unable to dress or undress himself. In helping Mr :Leslie dress, what procedure should the nursing assistant follow
Dress Mr. Leslie's left side first
The nursing assistnt should inspect the resident's mouth, teeth, gums, and tonguefor changes or signs of injury
Mr stanley owns a electric razor. Are there any restictions regarding shaving with his electric razor
1 only safety razors may be used, 2. It can only be used by the nursing asistant 3. It may never be used if he or his roommate is using oxygen
SIgns of impaired circulation of a bandaged limb include swelling, pain and change in the skin color
If you help change the clothing of a resident on an IV it is okay to detach the tubing briefly
If you are helping replace a gown on a peron with an IV , which arm of the gown do yu remove first?
The arm without th IV
Tube feeding is done thrugh a tube inserted thrugh the residents nose or
A surgical incision into the stomach
If a resident moves nd causes a kink in an IV tube you should immediatley inform the charge nurse