Is the permanent and painful stiffening of a joint and muscle?
In pathology, a contracture is a permanent shortening of a muscle or joint.
What should a nursing assistant do if a resident shows signs of dysphagia?
What should the NA do if a resident shows signs of dysphagia? Report it to the nurse, it could be the sign of a new or worsening condition.
Why is it unnecessary for many elderly people to have a complete bath?
Why is it unnecessary for many elderly people to have a complete bath or shower every day? Older skin produces less perspiration and oil. Elderly people with dry and fragile skin should bathe only once or twice a week.
What keeps the covers from resting on a Residents legs and feet?
Bed cradles and footboards are devices that attach to your bed. They keep sheets and blankets from touching and rubbing your legs or feet. Footboards will also keep your feet in proper position while you are in bed.
When bathing a resident a nurse assistant should observe?
A nurse assistant is bathing a resident. Which of the following observations should be immediately reported to the nurse? When bathing a dependent resident, the nurse assistant should: Rinse off all soap completely and dry the skin thoroughly.
What position should a resident be in when assisting with oral hygiene?
|A resident is unconscious. How should you position the person for oral hygiene||side lying position|
|A resident is unconscious. To keep the person’s mouth open during oral hygiene, you need to use what||a padded tongue blade|
|A resident is unconscious. You need to assume that the person can||hear you|
When giving a bath How often should the water be changed?
A. No, you will need to change the water as needed in the basin when giving one of your patient’s a bed bath. The water should be changed when it starts to get cold.
When leaving an isolation unit What should the nurse aide do before removing the mask?
When leaving an isolation unit, what should the nurse aide do before removing the mask? A. Grasp the mask by the nose piece.
Which action is essential when maintaining standard precautions?
Standard precautions consist of the following practices: hand hygiene before and after all patient contact. the use of personal protective equipment, which may include gloves, impermeable gowns, plastic aprons, masks, face shields and eye protection. the safe use and disposal of sharps.
When counting a resident’s pulse the nurse aide should?
Apply pressure with your fingertips until you can feel the patient’s pulse. Once you feel a regular heart rate, count the number of beats you feel in thirty seconds. Multiply the result by two to get the patient’s pulse. If the patient’s heart rate is not regular, you will need to count the beats for a full minute.
When caring for a resident who receives tube feedings The nurse assistant must always?
8. When caring for a resident who receives tube feedings the Nurse Assistant must always: A. Elevate the head while the feeding is infusing.