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Nursing Assist 1

Facts to remember

Slander False spoken remarks
Libel False malicious writings
Exploitation Illegal or improper use of a persons property or resources
Battery Unlawful application of force
Assault Threat to injure another
Normal respiration rates 14-20
Normal Elderly Temp 95-98
Normal pulse rate 50-100
Normal blood pressure readings Systolic 100-150 mmHg Diastolic 60-90 mmHg
Atherosclerosis Narrowing of the blood vessels
Arteriosclerosis Loss of elasticity of the blood vessels
Body temp is.... the balance of heat loss and heat gained of the body.
Stage 1 of Alzheimer's Mild-Memory loss,difficulty concentrating, poor judgement
Stage 2 of Alzheimer's Moderate-Loss of personal belongings, disorientation of time
Stage 3 of Alzheimer's Severe-Inability to recognize family, friends and/or staff, inability to read or write, catastrophic reactions
State 4 of Alzheimer's Terminal- Complete dependence on care givers, death usually from complications of immobility or respiratory infections. Incontinence and sleep disturbances likely
CVA (stroke) Sudden brain damage caused by hemorrhage in brain or a clot in a artery causing blood loss to brain
Acute Sudden, reversible
Chronic On going, long term, usually irreversible
SOB Shortness of breath
PRN As needed
bid twice daily
Abandonment leaving resident unattended
Abuse Infliction of physical, sexual or emotional harm
BP Blood pressure
Confidentiality Keeping information private
Hemiplegia Loss of movement on one side of the body
Hypertension high blood pressure
Neglect failure to provide proper care
NPO Nothing by mouth
PO By mouth
qod every other day
Care plan Individualized care for each resident plan
Confusion disorientation of time,place or person
Pulse points Temporal, Carotid, Apical, brachial, radial,femoral, pedal
Axilla Under the arm
TPR Temp,pulse,resp
small lines on thermometer 2/10 points
Sensory System Eyes-sight Ears-sound nose-smell Tongue-taste skin-feeling/sensations
Verbal communication Communication using words
Non verbal communication body language
Culture Is learned and taught
Validation Therapy Letting resident talking through their thoughts rather then trying to bring them back to the present
Manic Impulsive, loud, insomnia, fidgety, rude, mean
depression lack of interest in things, loss of appetite, excessive sleeping, anger
ADL Activities of daily living
amb Ambulate: Ambulatory
BRP Bathroom privileges
HOH Hard of Hearing
ac with a line over it before meals
pc with a line over it after meals
I&O intake and output
ROM Range of motion
G/C Geri-Chair
BSC Bedside commode
od once daily
tid three times daily
Hs hours of sleep, bedtime
qd everyday
VS Vital signs
qid four times a day
w/c wheelchair
BM Bowel movement
DNR Do not resuscitate
AROM Active range of motion
PROM Passive range of motion
D/C discontinue
Fx fracture
CHF Congestive Heart Failure
TIA Transient ischemic attack
MI Myocardial infarction
B&B Bowel and Bladder
c/o complains of
Delirium Acute, sudden, fluctuating levels of alertness, reversible
Dementia slow onset,progressive, usually irreversible
c with
p after
a before
Agnosia loss of the ability to recognize familiar objects
Aphasia Language Difficulty fie to brain damage, which can affect, listening,speaking, reading, writing skills, loss of ability to understand language
Apraxia Loss of ability to move at will
Bradycardia slow pulse rate, less than 60bpm
Dysphagia Difficulty Swallowing
Dyspnea Difficulty Breathing
Peristalsis The wave like movements that move food through the digestive tract
Created by: synicaldemon