Comp Pt

  1. a dental hygienist with advanced education and certification in specialty areas who is licensed to provide a wide range of services including but not limited to, diagnostic, preventive, restorative and therapeutic services directly to the public; similar to nurse practitioner
    ADHP-advanced dental hygiene practitioner
  2. a measure of ability to carry out the basic tasks needed for self care
    ADL/IADL- activities of daily living/instrumental activities of daily living
  3. to walk or move about
  4. inability to walk or move about freely
  5. an alternative oral care delivery model in which dental hygienists collaborate autonomously with members of interdisciplinary teams to provide dental hygiene services in a variety of nontraditional settings
    collaborative practice
  6. state of unconsciousness from which the pt cannot be aroused
  7. brain death
    irreversible coma
  8. pertaining to or affected with a coma
  9. temporary mental state or chronic disorder characterized by feelings of sadness and low self esteem
  10. physical, mental or functional impairment that restricts a major activity may be partial or complete
  11. medically and/or physically fragile,delicate or weak older person; usually refers to those older than 80 years
    frail elderly
  12. inability to perform one or more activities of daily living without help; the level is based on the level of assistance needed to perform activities or the number of activities for which assistance is needed
    functional dependence
  13. a medically directed, nurse coordinated program providing a continuum of home and inpatient care for the terminally ill patient and family; the program provides palliative and supportive care to meet the special needs arising out of the physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and economic stresses that are experienced during the final stages of illness and during dying and bereavement
  14. consists of specialists from many fields; combines expertise and resources to provide insight into all aspects of a given special area
    interdisciplinary team
  15. a licensed registered nurse who has an advanced preparation for practice that includes clinical experience in diagnosis and treatment of illness
    nurse practitioner NP
  16. affording relief but not cure
  17. regular use of three or more drugs or medications; often an issue with elderly or medically compromised pts
  18. foul matter that collects on the lips teeth and oral mucosa in low fevers; consists of debris, microorganisms, epithelial elements and food particles; froms a crust
  19. a model of healthcare delivery that uses webbased technology to send electronic info such as pt history and digital radiographs between on site and off site practitioners; this model can be used to support collaborative practice between dentist and dental hygienist who are caring for pts in nontraditional settings
  20. a person who is experiencing the end stages of a life threatening disease and for whom there is no longer hope of a cure
    terminally ill pt
  21. screening and classification of individuals in order to make optimal use of treatment resources; sorting and allocating relative priority for pt treatment needs
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ch 54 Homebound pt