m-q CNA 2019
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making occupied bed
Making a bed with the resident stall in it.
Maslow's hierarchy of needs
It is a theory in psychology, proposed by Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper "A Theory of Human Motivation. "Maslow subsequently extended the idea to include his observations of humans' innate curiosity. His theories parallel many other theories of human developmental psychology, all of which focus on describing the stages of growth in humans.
To touch or rub sexual organs in order to give oneself or another sexual pleasure.
material safety data sheets
System for cataloging information on chemicals, chemical compounds, and chemical mixtures.
The measurement of vertical distance.
Measurement of the hotness of a body relative to a standard scale.
It provides a safe transfer for patients/residents from a supine to seated position or seated to seated transfer. Also called a hoyer lift.
mechanical soft diet
A diet containing ground or pureed foods that are easy to chew, often eaten by people who have dental problems or are lacking teeth.
Techniques used to control and to reduce the spread of pathogenic microorganisms. A medical aseptic technique is hand washing.
A chronological written account of a patient's examination and treatment that includes the patient's medical history and complaints.
A federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, are disabled, or are ill and cannot work.
Drugs used to treat an illness.
Refers to the loss of memories, such as facts, information and experiences.
A person's overall emotional and psychological condition.
An organism of microscopic or submicroscopic size.
minimum data set
A detailed form with guidelines for assessing residents in long- term care facilities, also details what to do if resident problems are identified.
Relating to or involving the muscles and the skeleton.
Defined as promotion of clean, neat attractive nails and prevention of skin lesions related to improper care of nails.
Harming a person physically, mentally, or emotionally by failing to provide needed care.
Diseases that are not able to be spread from person to person.
Body language, communicating without using words.
A hospital acquired Infection.
nothing by mouth
The process of nourishing or being nourished, especially the process by which a living organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and for replacement of tissues. The science or study that deals with food and nourishment, especially in humans.
A law passed by the federal government that includes minimum standards for nursing assistant training, staffing requirements, resident assessment instructions, and information on rights for residents.
The legal advocate for residents, who helps resolve disputes and settle conflicts.
Questions that cannot be answered with a yes or no.
Care of the mouth, teeth, and gums.
Temperature taken from the mouth.
The awareness of one's physical environment with regard to time, place, and the identity of other people. The ability to adapt to such an existing or new environment.
A surgically-created opening from an area inside the body to the outside.
A removable, disposable bag that attaches to the exterior opening of a colostomy (stoma) to permit sanitary collection and disposal of bodily wastes.
All fluid that is eliminated from the body including urine, feces, vomitus, perspiration, and moisture in the air that is exhaled.
Element essential for breathing: a colorless odorless gas that is the most abundant element, forms compounds with most others, is essential for plant and animal respiration, and is necessary in most cases for combustion.
It is a feeling triggered in the nervous system, it may be sharp or dull, it may come and go, or it may be constant.
Care that focuses on the comfort and dignity of the person rather than on curing them.
A Loss or impairment of the ability to move a body part, usually as a result of damage to its nerve supply.
Extreme and unreasonable suspicion of other people and their motives.
A progressive disease of the nervous system marked by tremor, muscular rigidity, and slow, imprecise movement, chiefly affecting middle-aged and elderly people.
Not participating readily or actively.
Care of the genitals and anal area.
It is pain that feels like it's coming from a body part that's no longer there. Doctors once believed this post-amputation phenomenon was a psychological problem, but experts now recognize that these real sensations originate in the spinal cord and brain.
Authority given to a physician to make decisions.
An semi-hardened accumulation of substances from fluids that bathe an area. Examples include dental plaque and cholesterol plaque.
Book of rules and procedures to follow.
Care of the body after death.
It is paralysis caused by Illness or injury to a human that results in the partial or total loss of use of all their limbs and torso.
quality of life
The patient's ability to enjoy normal life activities. Quality of life is an important consideration in medical care. Some medical treatments can seriously impair quality of life without providing appreciable benefit, whereas others greatly enhance quality of life.
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