CNA Chapter 1

  1. acute illness
    a sudden illness from which the person is expected to recover
  2. assisted living residence (ALR)
    provides housing, personal care, support services, health care, and social activities in a home-like setting to persons needing help with daily activities
  3. board and care home
    provides a room, meals, laundry, and supervision
  4. chronic illness
    an on-going illness that is slow or gradual in onset; it has no known cure; it can be controlled and complications prevented with proper treatment 
  5. health team
    the many health care workers whose skills and knowledge focus on the person's total care; interdisciplinary health care team
  6. hospice
    an agency or program for persons who are dying
  7. licensed practical nurse (LPN) /
    licensed vocational nurse (LVN)
    a nurse who has completed a 1-year nursing program and has passed a licensing test; called licensed vocational nurse (LVN) in some states
  8. nursing assistant
    a person who has passed a nursing assistant training and competency evaluation program; performs delegated nursing tasks under the supervision of a licensed nurse
  9. nursing
    center / facility / home
    a long-term care center that provides health care services to persons who need regular or continuous care; nursing facility or nursing home
  10. nursing team
    those who provide nursing care - RNs, LPNs/ LVNs, and nursing assistants
  11. ombudsman
    someone who supports or promotes the needs and interests of another person
  12. Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA)
    a federal law requiring that nursing centers provide care in a manner and in a setting that maintains or improves each person's quality of life, health, and safety
  13. registered nurse (RN)
    a nurse who has completed a 2-, 3-, or 4-year nursing program and has passed a licensing test
  14. skilled nursing facility (SNF)
    a long-term care center that provides complex care for severe health problems
  15. subacute care
    complex medical care or rehabilitation when hospital care is no longer needed  
  16. terminal illness
    an illness or injury from which the person will not likely recover
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CNA Chapter 1
Chapter 1: Vocab