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Nursing Term- Week 3

Acute Urinary Incontinence Refers to a transient and reversible loss of urine
Acute Illness Rapidly occuring illness that runs its course, allowing the person to return to their level of functioning
ADL Activities of daily living
Assessment The first phase of the nursing process, involves data collection, organization and validation
Chronic Urinary Incontinence May be classified as one of four main types: stress, urge, overflow and functional
Chronic Illness Ineversible illness that causes a permanent physical impairment and require long term health care
Dependent Are those actions that requires an order from a physician or another health care professional
Exacerbation Period in chronic illness when the symptoms reappear
Empathy Projecting sensitivity and understanding of another's feelings
Health A dynamic condition that enables a person to function at optimum potential at any given point in time
Holism An approach to health that recognizes the intertwine of physical, mental, spiritual and social
Illness Abnormal process in which any aspect of the person's functioning is altered
Incidence The frequency of new cases of a disease or condition in a specific population or group
Independent Nursing actions initiated by the nurse that do not require direction or order
Interdependent Actions that are implemented in a collaboration by nurse and health care professional
Morbidity Frequency that a disease occurs
Mortality Number of deaths
Nursing Diagnosis A statement describing a combination of signs or syptoms indicative of an actual or pontential health problem that nurses can be able to treat
Nursing Process A five step systematic method for organizing and delivering nursing care
Objective (Signs)Data are observable and measurable that are obtained through both standard assessment techniques and diagnosis tests
Perineal Referring to the perineum
Rapport Special feelings held by the client and nurse based on acceptance, warmth, friendliness trust and non-judgmental attitude
Remission Period in chronic illness when the disease is present, but the person does not experience any symptoms
Retention Catheter Tube introduced into the bladder through the urethra and anchored there for the purpose of allowing continous drainage of urine
Risk Factor Something that increases a person's chance of illness or injury
Subjective (Symptoms)Data are from the client's point of view and include: feelings, perceptions and concerns
Created by: nonelily