CNA Chapter 9 Vocabulary

  1. Abdominal Girth
    a measurement of the circumference around the abdomen at the umbilicus (navel)
  2. Admission Pack
    personal care items supplied upon a resident's admission
  3. Baseline
    initial value that can be compared to future measurements
  4. Bedridden 
    confined to bed
  5. Contracture
    the permanent and often painful shortening of a muscle, usually due to a lack of activity
  6. Dorsal Recumbent
    position in which a person is flat on her back with knees flexed and slightly separated and her feet flat on the bed
  7. Kilogram
    a unit of mass equal to 1000 grams; one of these equals 2.2 lbs
  8. Knee-Chest
    position in which a person is lying on his abdomen with knees pulled up towards the abdomen and with legs separated; arms are pulled up and flexed & the head is turned to one side
  9. Lithotomy
    position in which a person is on her back with her hips at the edge of the exam table; legs are flexed and feet are in padded stirrups
  10. Metric
    system of weights and measures based upon the meter
  11. Pound
    a unit of weight equal to 16 ounces
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CNA Chapter 9 Vocabulary
admission, Transfer, Discharge, and Physical Exams