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Chapter 12

Nurse Aide

Axilla underarm or armpit area
Bridge a type of dental appliance that replaces missing or pulled teeth
Dandruff excessive shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp
Dentures artificial teeth
Edema swelling in body tissues caused by excessive fluid
Edentulous lacking teeth; toothless
Gingivitis an inflammation of the gums
Grooming practices to care for oneself, such as caring for fingernails and hair
Halitosis bad smelling breath
Hygeine methods of keeping the body clean
Partial Bath bath that includes washing the face, underarms, hands, and perineal area
Pediculosis an infestation of lice
Plaque a substance that accumulates on the teeth from food and bacteria
Tartar Hard deposits on the teeth that are filled with bacteria; may cause gum disease and loose teeth if they are not removed
ADLs activities of daily living
ax. axillary (armpit)
BRP bathroom privileges
BSC bedside commode
HTN hypertension
meds medications
N/C no complaints, no call
peri care perineal care
TB tuberculosis
TLC tender loving care
TPR temperature, pulse, and respiration
Created by: hcps-jamesnc