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Chapter 3 & 10

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Definition
Edema   swelling in body tissues caused by excess fluid  
Incident   an accicentm problem, or unexpected event  
Medical chart   written legal reord of all medical care a patient, resident, or client recieves  
Objective information   factual information collected using the senses of sight, hearing, smell, and touch (signs)  
Orientation   a persons awareness of a person, place, and time  
Prioritize   to place things in order of importance  
Rounds   physical movement of staff from room to room to discuss each resident and his/her care plan  
Subjective information   information collected from residents, their family members and friends, information may not be true but is what is reported also called symptoms  
Verbal communication   communication involving the use of spoken or written words or sounds  
Vital signs   measurements--temperature, pulse,respirations, blood pressure, pain level--that monitor the functioning of the vital organs of the body  
Body language   all of the conscious or unconscious messages your body sends as you communicate, such as facial expressions, shruggging your shoulders, and wringing your hands  
Charting   the act of noting care and observations;documenting  
Culture   a set of learned beliefs, values, traditions, and behaviors, shared by a social, ethnic, or age group  
Code   in health care, an emergency, an emergent medical situation in which specially trained responders provide resusitate measures to a person  
Barrier   a block or an obstacle  
Closed Bed   bed completely made with the bedspread and blankets in place  
Draw sheet   an extra sheet placed on top of the bottom sheet; used for moving residents  
Incontinence   the inability to control the bladder or bowels, which leads to an involuntary loss of urine or feces  
Occupied bed   a bed made while the person is in the bed  
Open bed   bed made with the linen folded down to the foot of the bed  
Surgical bed   bed made so that a person can easilymove onto it from a stretcher  
Unoccupied bed   a bed made while no person is in the bed  
Depressant   a substance that causes calmness and drowsiness  
Stimulant   a drug that increases or quickens actions of the body  


   






 
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