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CNA- Unit 1

Successful Nursing Assistant Care by Diana Dugan

accountable answerable for one's actions
activities of daily living (ADLs) personal daily care tasks, including bathing, dressing, mouth care, hair care toileting, and eating, and drinking
acute care 24-hour skilled care for temporary illnesses or injuries; generally given in hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers
adaptive devices special equipment that helps a person who is ill or disabled perform ADLs; also called assisted devices
adult daycare care given to adults at a facility during daytime work hours
assistive devices special equipment that helps a person who is ill or disabled perform ADLs; also called adaptive devices
assisted living a setting for people who require some help with daily care, but who need less care than a long-term care facility offers
care team the group of people with different kinds of education and experience who provide resident care
chain of command the order of authority within a facility
charge nurse (nurse-in-charge) a nurse responsible for a team of healthcare workers
chronic the term for an illness or condition that is long-term or long-lasting
cite to find a problem through a survey
conscientious guided by a sense of right and wrong; principled
continuity of care coordination of care for a resident over time, during which the care team is always exchanging information about the resident and working toward shared goals
courteous polite, kind, considerate
delegation transferring authority to a person for a specific task
dementia the loss of mental abilities, such as thinking, remembering, reasoning, and communicating
diagnosis the identification of a disease by its signs and symptoms and from the results of different tests
empathetic identifying with and understanding another's feelings
first impression a way of classifying or categorizing people at the first meeting
functional nursing method of care assigning specific tasks to each team member
holistic care that involves the whole person; this includes his or her physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs
home health care care that takes place in a person's home
hospice care care for people who have six months or less to live
inter-generational care mixing children and the elderly in the same care setting
Joint Commission a non-profit organization that evaluates and accredits different types of healthcare facilities
length of stay the number of days a person stays in a healthcare facility
liability a legal term that means a person can be held responsible for harming someone else
licensed practical nurse (LPN) or licensed vocational nurse (LVN) licensed nurse who has completed one to two years of education; LPN/LVN passes medications, gives treatments, and may supervise daily care of residents
long-term care 24-hour care provided usually in nursing homes for people with ongoing conditions
nurse practitioner (CNP) a registered nurse with advanced education who is able to see patients and write prescriptions
nursing assistant an important member of the care team who performs assigned nursing tasks and gives personal care
outpatient care care usually given for less than 24 hours to people who have had treatments or surgery
pet therapy the practice of bringing pets into a facility or home to provide stimulation and companionship
policy a course of action to be followed
primary nursing method of care in which the registered nurse gives much of the daily care to residents
procedure a method, or way, of doing something
professionalism the act of behaving properly for a certain job
registered nurse (RN) a licensed nurse who had completed two to four years of education; RNs assess residents, monitor progress, provide skilled nursing care, give treatments, and supervise the care given by nursing assistants and other members of the care team
rehabilitation a program of care given by a specialist to restore or improve function after an illness or injury
resident a person living in a long-term care facility
resident-focused care method of care in which the resident is the primary focus; team members are cross-trained in skills, allowing residents to see many of the same people performing their care
sandwich generation people responsible for the care of both their children and aging relatives
skilled care medically necessary care given by a skilled nurse or therapist
subacute care care given in a nursing home or a hospital; used for people who need a higher level of care and observation than some long-term care facilities can give
team leader a nurse in charge of a group of residents for one shift of duty
team nursing method of care in which a nurse acts as a leader of a group of people giving care
trustworthy deserving the trust of others
Created by: Girsgirl52