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CNA-Headmaster Vocab

Headmaster Knowledge Test Vocabulary List

TermDefinition
abandonment a premature termination of the professional treatment relationship by the health care provider without adequate notice or the patient's consent.
abdominal thrusts treatment of airway obstruction that consists of inward and upward thrusts of the thumb side of a closed fist in the area between the umbilicus and the xiphoid process.
abduction movement away from the midline or center.
abduction pillow pillow used to maintain separation between the legs of a patient who has had hip surgery.
abductor wedge a pillow or cushioned wedge placed between the legs of a patient to maintain proper positioning and prevent dislocation of the hip joint. It is used in patient is unduly prone to hip dislocation, and following surgeries.
abnormal vital signs
absorption the act of taking up or in by specific chemical or molecular action; especially the passage of liquids or other substances through a surface of the body into body fluids and tissues.
abuse any action that intentionally harms or injures another person. improper treatment or misuse.
acceptance coming to terms with a situation and awaiting the outcome calmly; final stage of dying, which some people , but not all, reach.
accidents an unexpected and undesirable event, especially one resulting in damage or harm
activities
acute illnesses that come on suddenly; requires intensive, immediate treatment.
adaptive equipment item altered to make it easier to use by those with functional deficits to perform any activity of daily living.
addiction
adduction movement towards midline or center.
ADL the activities necessary to fulfill basic needs.
admission procedure carried out when a patient first arrives at a facility.
admitting resident
advance directives document signed before the diagnosis of a terminal illness, when the individual is still in good health, indicating the person's wishes regarding care during dying.
afebrile
affected side
aging process
agitation mental state characterized by irregular and erratic behavior.
AIDS a progressive disease of the immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus; now with combination drug therapy can slow the disease process and lengthen life expectancy of those infected by HIV.
alarms
alternating pressure mattress
Alzheimer's neurological condition in which there is a gradual loss of cerebral functioning.
Alzheimer's care
ambulation the process of walking.
amputees a person with the removal of a limb or other body appendage.
anemia
anger
angina
Angina pectoris
anorexia
antibacterial
antibiotics
anti-embolitic stockings
anxiety
aphasia
apical
apnea
appropriate responses
arteries
arteriosclerosis
arthritis
artificial eye
aseptic
aspiration
assault
assistive devices
atherosclerosis
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