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Chapter 3&10

Communication Skills and Bedmaking and Unit Care

TermDefinition
Edema swelling in body tissues caused by excess fluid
Incident an accident, problem, or unexpected event during the course of care
Medical Chart written legal record of all medical care a patient, residents, or client recievers
Objective Information factual information collected using the senses of sight, hearing, smell, and touch; also called signs
Orientation a person's awareness of person, place, and time
Prioritize to place things in order of importance
Rounds physical movement of staff from room to room to discuss each resident and his and his or her care plan
Subjective Information information collected from residents, their family members and friends; information may or may not be true, but is what the person reported; also called symptoms
Verbal Communication communication involving the use of spoken or written words or sounds
Body Language all of the conscious or unconscious messages your body sends as you communicate, such as facial expressions, shrugging your shoulders, and wringing your hands
Vital Signs measurements -temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, pain level- that monitor the functioning of the vital organs of the body
Charting the act of noting care of observations; documenting
Code in health care, an emergent medical situation in which specially-trained responders provide resuscitative measures to a person
Culture a set of learned beliefs, values, traditions, and behaviors shared by a social, ethnic, or age group
Barrier a block or an obstacle
Closed Bed bed completely made with the bedspread and blankets in place
Draw Sheet an extra sheet placed on top of the bottom sheet; used for moving residents
Incontinence the inability to control the bladder or bowels, which results to an involuntary loss of urine or feces
Insomnia the inability to fall asleep or remain asleep
Occupied Bed a bed made while the person is in the bed
Open Bed bed made with linen folded down to the foot of the bed
Surgical Bed bed made so that a person can easily move onto it from a stretcher
Unoccupied Bed a bed made while no person is in the bed
Depressant a substance that causes calmness and drowsiness
Stimulant a drug that increases or quickens actions of the body
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