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Chapter 1

Nursing Assistant Working in Long-Term Care

QuestionAnswer
Not relying on or requiring care from others. Independence
Persons in long-term care are often referred to as Residents
The term used to refer to persons receiving care in assisted living units Tenants
Provide housing, personal care, support services, health care and activities in a home-like setting Assisted living residences
How many meals are provided at assisted living residences (ALRs)? 2 or 3
What services are offered at an assisted living residence (ALR)? housekeeping, laundry, transportation services, social and recreational activities
An on-going illness that is slow or gradual in onset Chronic illness
A sudden illness from which the person is expected to recover Acute illness
A health care agency or program for persons who are terminally ill Hospice
By law, a nursing center must have a medical director. Who is this person? Doctor
The person responsible for the entire nursing staff Director of Nursing
The group of people who provide nursing care - RNs, LPNs, and nursing assistants Nursing team
Which member of the nursing team assesses, makes nursing diagnoses, plans, implements and evaluates nursing care? Registered Nurse
Which type of nurse is supervised by RNs, licensed doctors, and licensed dentists? Licensed Practical Nurse
Who gives basic nursing care under the supervision of a licensed nurse? Nursing Assistant
Involves the many health care workers whose skills and knowledge focus on the person's total care. Interdisciplinary Team
What is the overall goal of the interdisciplinary team? quality resident care
Who assesses and plans for nutritional needs; teaches good nutrition , food selection and preparation? Dietitian
Who diagnoses and treats diseases and injuries? Doctor
Who deals with social, emotional and environmental issues affecting illness and recovery? Social worker
A federal health insurance program for persons 65 years of age and older and some disabled people Medicare
A health care payment program sponsored by the federal government and operated by the states Medicaid
What must a nursing center have to operate and provide care? Licensure
Required by nursing centers to receive Medicare and Medicaid funds Certification
A voluntary recognition that signals quality and excellence Accreditation
Your role in meeting standards and in the survey process involves providing ________________ care. Quality
Your role in meeting standards and in the survey process involves protecting the person's _______________________. Rights
Your role in meeting standards and in the survey process involves providing for the person's and your own ______________. Safety
Your role in meeting standards and in the survey process involves helping to keep the center _________________ and safe. Clean
Your role in meeting standards and in the survey process involves conducting yourself in a ___________________ manner. Professional
Your role in meeting standards and in the survey process involves having good work ___________________. Ethic
Your role in meeting standards and in the survey process involves following center ____________ and procedures. Policy
Your role in meeting standards and in the survey process involves answering questions ______________ and completely. Honestly
Each state has a nurse practice ___________. Act
Nurse practice acts protect the public's welfare and __________ by regulating nursing practice in that state. Safety
Nurse practice acts describe the scope of _______________ for RNs and LPNs. Practice
Nurse practice acts describe education and __________________ requirements for RNs and LPNs. Licensing
Nurse practice acts protect the public from persons practicing nursing without a ________________. License
_______________ sets minimum training and competency evaluation requirements for nursing assistants. OBRA
Each ________________ must have a nursing assistant training and competency evaluation program. State
OBRA requires at least ____________ hours of instruction for nursing assistant training. Seventy five
OBRA requires ____________ hours of supervised practical training (clinical). Sixteen
The competency evaluation has a written test and a ___________ test. Skills
OBRA allows at least _____________ attempts to successfully pass the competency evaluation. Three
OBRA requires a nursing assistant ________________ in each state. Registry
Retraining and a new competency evaluation program are required for nursing assistants who have not worked for ___________ months. Twenty four
To protect persons from harm you must know the legal limits of your role, this is called the _______________ of practice Scope
A nursing ____________ is a procedure of activity that can be delegated to nursing assistants Task
Who do you report changes in the person's behavior or condition to? Nurse
When do you report changes in the person's behavior of condition? At once
What document describes what the center expects you to do? Job description
Can a nursing assistant give medications? No
Never insert or remove tubes or objects into ___________ openings. Body
Never take phone orders from _________________. Doctors
Never perform procedure that require _______________ technique. Sterile
Never tell the person or family the person's ___________________. Diagnosis
Never __________________ treatments or medications for anyone. Prescribe
Never ___________________ others including other nursing assistants. Supervise
Never _________________ and order or request to do something. Ignore
What is the duty or obligation to perform some act or function? Responsibility
To authorize another person to perform a nursing task in a certain situation is to __________________. Delegate
____________ can delegate nursing tasks to LPNs and nursing assistants. RNs
To be responsible for one's actions and the actions of others who performed the delegated tasks. Accountable
Can nursing assistants delegate? No
You should refuse to perform a task when the task is beyond the __________limits of your role. Legal
You should refuse to perform a task when it is not in your job ___________________ Description
You should refuse to perform a task when you are not ________________ to perform the task. Prepared
You should refuse to perform a task when the person's __________________ has changed. Condition
You should refuse to perform a task when you do not know how to use the supplies and ___________________________. Equipment
You should refuse to perform a task when the directions are not ethical or ____________________. Legal
You should refuse to perform a task when the directions are against center ___________________________. Policies
You should refuse to perform a task when the directions are not _____________ or complete. Clear
You should refuse to perform a task when a ___________________ is not available for supervision. Nurse
Can you refuse to do a task because you do not like it or do not want to do it? No
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