Mosby's Textbook for Nursing Assistants - Soft Cover Version: Key terms: Chapters 1, 3, 4, 6 Flashcards


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1

Acute Illness

An illness of rapid onset and short duration; 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 some help with daily activities

3

Case management

a nurse care pattern; services for the person's care needs are obtained and monitored from admission through discharge and into the home or long-term care setting

4

Chronic Illness

A long-term health condition that may not have a cure; it can be controlled and complications prevented with proper treatment

5

Functional nursing

A nursing care pattern focusing on tasks and jobs; each nursing team member is assigned certain tasks and jobs

6

Health team

the many health care workers whose skills and knowledge focus on the person's total care; interdisciplinary health care team

7

Hospice

a healthcare agency or program that promotes comfort and quality of life for the dying person and their family

8

Licensed practical/vocational nurse (LPN or LVN)

a nurse who has completed a practical nursing program and has passed a licensing test

9

nursing assistant

a person who has passed ____ training and competency evaluation program (NATCEP); performs delegated nursing tasks under the supervision of a licensed nurse

10

nursing team

those who provide nursing care; includes RNs, LVNs, and nursing assistants

11

patient-focused care

a nurse care pattern; services are moved from departments to the bedside

12

primary nursing

a nurse care pattern; an RN is responsible for the person's total care

13

registered nurse (RN)

a nurse who has completed a 2,3, or 4 year nursing program and has passed a licensing test

14

survey

the formal review of an agency through the collection of facts and observations

15

surveyor

a person who collects information by observing and asking questions

16

team nursing

a nursing care pattern; an RN leads a team of nursing staff; the RN decides the amount and kind of care each person needs

17

terminal illness

an illness or injury from which the person will not likely recover from

18

certification

official recognition by a state that standards or requirement have been met

19

endorsement

a state that recognizes the certificate, license, or registration issued by another state; reciprocity or equivalency

20

job description

a document that describes what the agency expects you to do

21

misappropriation

the dishonest use of property

22

nursing task

nursing care or a nursing function, procedure, skill, or activity

23

accountable

to answer to one's self and others about their choices

24

delegate

to authorize or direct a nursing assistant to perform a nursing task that may not be routinely completed by a CNA

25

delegated nursing responsibility

a nursing task that a nurse transfers to a nursing assistant when it does not require a nurse's professional knowledge or judgment

26

nursing task

nursing care or a nursing function, procedure, skill, or activity

27

routine nursing task

a nursing task that is part of a nursing assistant's routine job description and commonly assigned to the CNA; a nursing task that was learned in training and NATCEP