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Nursing Asst. week1

Mrs.Poes junior year

abandonment stopping of healthcare treatment without notice
abdominal thrust pressing into choking victim's abdomen to force out object
abdominal thrusts 5 attempts then alternate with 5 back blows for choking pt.
accidents unexpected occurrences of unfortunate nature
activity purposeful tasks
adduction movement of limb toward the body
ADl's Activities of Daily Living as; eating, dressing, toileting
admission entering into areas of healthcare facilities
admitting residents task done at admission as; open bed, vitals, ht & wt.
affected side weak side of resident
aging process to get older
airway the passage of air from nose/mouth through the throat to the lungs
Alzheimer's disease of memory loss and then to loss of intellectual function
ambulate with assistance walking with help
ambulation to walk
ambulatory resident a patient who can walk
amputees person with removal of usually a limb (arm or leg)
anger extreme displeasure
antibiotics medications used to fight bacterial infections
antiembolitic stockings hose to prevent blood clots
aphasia inability to speak
apical tip of the heart
appropriate response correct action
arteries blood vessel that carries oxygenated (O2) blood from heart to tissues
arthritis inflammation of a joint
aseptic free from germs
aspiration foreign substance into lungs as food
atrophy wasting away
attitudes behavior based on one's views
avoid falls measures to prevent falling of the resident
Created by: dhawley