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Medical Technology

Set #3

TermDefinition
Durable Power of Attorney Names a person who will make all the healthcare decisions for the pt.
Healthcare The person.
Good Samaritan Act Protects persons that help at the scene of an accident, when no duty is present.
Patient/Resident Rights List of rights for all pts in a healthcare facility.
DNR *DO NOT RESUSCITATE* Order written by a doctor to not perform CPR on a pt.
Malpractice Requires duty to pt; breach of duty; dried or proximate cause; pt injury.
Fraud Deception that could cause harm to another person.
Chemical Restraint Medication that alters a pt's mood or behavior, such as sedatives.
Physical Restraints Device attached to or near to a pt's body to limit their freedom or access to their body.
Isolation Placing a person in a room that they cannot leave without permission.
Vest Restraint &/or Posey Vest Vest straps across the front & tied to the frame of the bed.
Limb Restraint Used on arm or leg, usually used in the ICU.
Mitt Restraint Looks like a padded mitten.
Lap Restraint Used in chairs or wheelchair to prevent pt from getting up.
Lap Buddy Placed on wheelchair to prevent pt from getting out.
Geri Chairs Large chair with tray in the front.
Checks to do with restraints every 2 hours. Remove restraint; Take to bathroom or offer bedpan; Exercise limbs & re-position; Check skin; Offer nourishment or water.
Checks to do with restraints every 15 minutes Check breathing for vest restraint; Check circulation (color, movement, sensation, warmth) for limb restraints.
Things to do before using Physical Restraints Move pt close to others; Distraction; Use pressure sensitive monitors/alarms or wandering devices.
Created by: dcolestock16