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Aphasia Inability to speak
Abdominal thrust The procedure to help choking person, by placing hands 1 inch above umbilical area and do inward thrusts to help remove foreign object.
Abandonment The desertion or leaving a elderly person unattended. Or leaving a work area without telling someone.
Abuse The willful intend to inflict harm to person, unreasonable confinement,, intimidation, or punishment.
Accident An unplanned event that causes harm to someone
Activities State of being active, an particular action
Adaptive devices Devices tha help a person become daily procedures. Eg. reacher, grabber, sock holder,
Adaptive equipment Equipment made to help a person function better. Eg. Hearing aid, cane, walker. motor wheelchair
Adduction Movement towards the center of the body , the arm moves to the side of the body.
ADL, ADLs Abbreviation for activities of daily living. Things people do every day, am care, eat meals, getting dressed
Admission Official entry of a person into a health care setting
Admitting resident The procedure to admit a patient. Take in vital signs, questions, checking clothing, explain the daily routine.
Advance Directives A document stating a person's wishes about health care when that person cannot make his or her own decisions
Affected side The side of the body that show results of a disease or condition. The affected side has limited to no movement.
Aging process The process which the body ages. The different body systems slow down
Agitation To become angry, upset, or disturbed
Alzheimers, Alzheimer's Disease The progressive degenerative disease of the brain, it is the common cause of dementia.
Ambulation The ability to walk
Anatomy A body part. The study of structures of the body
Anger The state of being upset,
Angina The heart disease, which sudden intense chest pain
Antiembolitic stocking The stocking to prevent a blood clot. and edema. Eg. Ted hose, support hose
Apnea The absence of respiration, not breathing
Appropriate response The correct response to a question, event, or situation
Arthritis The inflammation of the joint
Aseptic To prevent infection. Free from germs that cause infections. Free from pathogenic germs
Aspiration Breathing fluid, food! Vomitus or object into the lungs
Assault The intention to threatening to touch a person's body without their consent.eg. I will whip your butt.
Assistive device A device that will help you assist you. Eg. cane , long handle brush
Bacteria a single cell microorganism
Bargaining The stage of death that a person is praying for miracle, and they promise to be a better religion person in exchange for miracle
Basic need The needs describe by Maslow hierarchy. The basic need for love, safety, physical, self esteem.
Bathing To wash a body, or body part with soap and water
Bed cradle A device placed at the bottom of bed and under the covers, it will prevent the covers from resting on the foot and skin. Eg. Nerve ending pain will be helped by this.
Bedpan The device which person sits on it to urinate or have bowel movement, fracture bedpan or standard bedpan
Behavior how a person acts, it can be good behavior or bad behavior
Behavioral care plan A care plan that show your ways to control or intervention for bad behavior
Bladder training Retraining the bladder to prevent or decrease incontinence episodes of urine and bowel movement
Blindness The absence of sight
Blood pressure tHe amount of force exerted against the walls of an artery by the blood. Normal is 120/80
Bodily fluids It can be saliva. Tears, sweat, blood, urine, mucous, semen, fluid that is in the body
Body temperature The amount of heat in the body. Normal is 98.6 F orally, 99.6 rectal, and 97.6 axillary
Bowel program The program to train your bowel to move, but will decrease bowel incontinence.
Breathing The process of air going into and outside the body via lungs, nose
Burns Injury or damage to skin or body after exposure to heat or fire.
Agressive resident Ready to attack or confront, and showing combative behavior
Alarm Something that will ring and make noise, it can be on wheelchair, beds and door. To prevent injury to the bed
Bed Measurement A measurment done in the bed l. Ex. Height, mark top of the head and bottom of the feet.
BP Blood Pressure
BPH Benign Prostate Hypertrophy, Prostate is enlarge but not cancerous
Breathing rates How fast a person is breathing. Normal is 12-20
Battery The actual hitting or touching of a person without their consent
Body Mechanics The correct way to use the body to perform things, without injury to yourself