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Vocab #3

Dysphagia Difficulty swallowing
Standard precautions Practices used in the health care facilities to prevent the spread of infection by blood or other body fluid.
Flexion Decreasing the angle between the two bones.
Extension Increasing the angle between two bones (opposite of flexion)
Dorsiflexion Toes pointed up
Plantarflexion Extend the foot in a downward movement.
Scope of practice The skills the nursing assistant is legally permitted to preform by state regulations and facilities policies.
Neglect Failure to provide services to patients to prevent physical harm or mental anguish.
Medical Asepsis Procedures followed to keep germs from being spread from one person to another.
Edema Excessive accumulation of fluid in the tissue.
Battery An unlawful attack upon or touching of another person.
Assault Attempt or threat to do violence to another.
Slander Verbally making false statement about someone that damages a person’s reputation.
Libel Writing false statements about someone that damages their reputation.
Defamation of Character Making false statement about someone that damages their reputation.
Physiological Needs Physical needs, example food- water, air. Psychological Needs- Emotional needs.
Psychological Needs Emotional needs.
Rationalization Finding good reasons to replace the real reason behavior in order to maintain self-esteem.
Projection Placing the blame you your actions on someone else because you cannot take the responsibility.
Abduction Moving a body part away from the body.
Adduction Moving a body part towards the body.
Atrophy Shrinking or wasting of tissue.
Intake and output Recording of the amount of fluid taking in and the amount of fluid expelled by a patient
Passive Range of Motion Exercises performed for the patient by the nursing assistant when independent movement is not possible.
Cathere Tube used for injecting fluid or removing fluid.
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