1. Answerable for one’s actions
  2. Personal daily care tasks, including bathing, dressing, mouth care, hair care, toileting, and eating and drinking
    • Activities of daily living
    • (ADL’s)
  3. 24-hour skilled care for temporary illness or injuries; generally given in hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers
    Acute care
  4. Special equipment that helps a person who is ill or disabled perform ADL’s; also called assistive devices
    Adaptive devices
  5. A setting for people who require some help with daily care, but who need less care than a long term-care facility offers
    Assisted living
  6. The group of people with different kinds of education and experience who provide resident care
    Care Team
  7. The order of authority within a facility
    Chain of Command
  8. A nurse responsible for a team of healthcare workers
    • Charge nurse
    • (Nurse-in-charge)
  9. The term for an illness or condition that is long-term or long-lasting
  10. To find a problem through a survey
  11. Coordination of care for a resident over time, during which the care team is always exchanging information about the resident and working toward shared goals
    Continuity of Care
  12. Polite, kind, and considerate
  13. Transferring authority to a person for a specific task
  14. The loss of mental abilities, such as thinking, remembering, reasoning, and communicating
  15. The identification of a disease by its signs and symptoms and from the result of different tests
  16. Identifying with and understanding another’s feelings
  17. A way of classifying or categorizing people at the first meeting
    First Iimpression
  18. Method of care assigning specific tasks to each team member
    Functional Nnursing
  19. Care that involves the whole person; this includes his or her physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs
  20. Care that takes place in a person’s home
    Home Health Care
  21. Care for people who have six months or less to live
    Hospice Care
  22. Mixing children and the elderly in the same care setting
    Inter-generational Care
  23. A non profit organization that evaluates and accredits different types of health care facilities
    Joint Commission
  24. The number of days a person stays in a healthcare facility
    Length of stay
  25. A legal term that means a person can be held responsible for harming someone else
  26. Licensed nurse who has completed one to two years of education; passes medications, gives treatments, and may supervise daily care of residents
    • Licensed practical nurse (LPN)
    • or
    • Licensed vocational nurse (LVN)
  27. 24-hour care provided usually in a nursing home for people with ongoing conditions
    Long-term Care
  28. A registered nurse with advanced education who is able to see patients and write prescriptions
    Nurse Practitioner
  29. An important member of the care team who perform assigned nursing tasks and gives personal care
    Nursing Assistant
  30. Care usually given for less than 24 hours to people who have had treatment or surgery
    Outpatient Care
  31. The practice of bringing pets into a facility or home to provide stimulation and companionship
    Pet Therapy
  32. A course of action to be followed
  33. Method of care in which the registered nurse give much of the daily care to residents
    Primary Nursing
  34. A method, or way, of doing something
  35. A licensed nurse who has completed 2 to 4 years of education; RN’s assess residents, monitor progress, provide skilled nursing care, give treatments, and supervise the care given by nursing assistants and other members of the care team
    Registered Nurse (RN)
  36. A program of care given by a specialist to restore or improve function after an illness or injury
  37. A person living in a long-term care facility
  38. A method of care in which a resident is the primary focus; team members are cross trained in skills, allowing residents to see many of the same people performing
    their care
    Resident-focused Care
  39. People responsible for the care of both their children and aging relatives
    Sandwich Generation
  40. Medically necessary care given by a skilled nurse or therapist
    Skilled Care
  41. Care given in a nursing home or a hospital; used for people who need a higher level of care and observation than some long-term facilities can give
    Subacute Care
  42. A nurse in charge of a group of residents for one shift of duty
    Team Leader
  43. Method of care in which a nurse acts as a leader of a group of people giving care
    Team Nursing
  44. Deserving the trust of others
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April CNA Chapter 1 Terms