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09/22/2016

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Term
Abduction
Definition
Moving a body part away from the midline of the body
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Abuse
Definition
: mistreatment that causes pain or injury to someone
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ADLS
Definition
Daily personal care tasks: bathing, Hygiene (skin care,nail care, hair teeth), dressing toiletings eating, mobility
transferring
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Affected side
Definition
A weaker side on involved side
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ambulation (amb)
Definition
Walking
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Ambulatory
Definition
capable of walking
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Angina
Definition
chest pain, pressure or discomfort
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apathy
Definition
lack of interest
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Aspiration
Definition
inhalation of food, fluid or foreign material into the lungs
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Adaptive equipment/ Assistive equipment
Definition
special equipment that helps a person who is ill or disable perform ADLs
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Advanced directives
Definition
Legal document that allows people to choose what medical care they wish to have when they are no longer able to make those decision
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Ageism
Definition
Prejudice toward an older person or the elderly
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Atrophy
Definition
wasting away or decrease in size and weakening of muscles from lack of use
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Autoimmune illness
Definition
AN illness in which the body's own immune system attacks normal tissues in the body
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Adduction
Definition
moving a body part toward the midline of the body
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Bloodborne pathogens
Definition
microorganism found in human blood, body fluids, draining wounds, and mucous membranes
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Body mechanics
Definition
the way the parts of the body work together when a person moves
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bony prominences
Definition
areas of the body where the bone lies close to the skin
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Brachial pulse
Definition
the pulse located inside the elbow on the pinky side about one to one and a half inches above the elbow. used for BP measurement
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Care plan
Definition
a plan developed for each resident to achieve certain goals
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Catheter
Definition
a thin tube inserted into the body
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CDC
Definition
Center for Disease Control government agency that issues information to protect of the health of individuals and comommunites.
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Causative agent
Definition
a pathogenic microorganism that causes disease
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CDC
Definition
Center for Disease Control
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CVA
Definition
Cerebrovascular accident - Stroke
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Chain of command
Definition
The line of authority within a facility
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Charting
Definition
documenting information
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Chronic
Definition
Long term
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Cite
Definition
LTC a problem is found by the survey team
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Claustrophobia
Definition
Fear of being in a confined space
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Clean Catch specimen
Definition
Urine that does not include the first and last urine voided ADA mid stream
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Clich├ęs
Definition
Phrased used over and over and do not mean anything
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Cognition
Definition
ability to think logically and clearly
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communication
Definition
the process of exchanging information
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compassionate
Definition
caring, concerned, considerate, empathetic, and understanding.
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Confidentiality
Definition
the legal principle of keeping information private
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confusion
Definition
the inability to think clearly
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conscientious
Definition
guided by a sense of right and wrong
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confused
Definition
the inability to think clearly
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culture change
Definition
person centered care
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cyanotic
Definition
Bluish or gray skin- lack of circulation
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Dangle
Definition
Feet on side of bed
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Decubitus ulcer
Definition
Pressure ulcer bedsore
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Dehydration
Definition
Serious condition caused by poor fluid balance
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delirium
Definition
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delusions
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dementia
Definition
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developmental disability
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DKA
Definition
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Diastolic BP
Definition
Bottom number- heart at rest
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dilate
Definition
open
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medical asepsis
Definition
Free of pathogen but NOT sterile
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disoriented
Definition
Confused
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disposable
Definition
ONLY used ONCE
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diuretic
Definition
Medication given to assist in removing excess fluid from the body
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DNR
Definition
Do not Resuscitate
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Durable Medical Power of Attorney
Definition
Gives another person the right to make healthcare decision when the patient is no longer able to make them
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Dysphagia
Definition
Difficulty swallowing
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Edema
Definition
Fluid build up - swelling
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elastic stockings
Definition
AKA; TEDS, compression stocking,
anti-embolic stockings
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embolism
Definition
A blood clot- blocks oxygen to the cells
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emesis
Definition
Vomiting
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empathy
Definition
Being able to put yourself in someone's place
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ergonomics
Definition
The proper way to move the body
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expiration
Definition
Breathing out
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False imprisonment
Definition
Holding someone against their will- a from of restraint
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Feces
Definition
stool, bowel movement
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Fecal impaction
Definition
A build of feces that does not allow passage Can be life threatening
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Flexion
Definition
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fluid overload
Definition
body is not in fluid balance- too much fluid in the system
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foot drop
Definition
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Fowlers position
Definition
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High Fowlers position
Definition
75-90 degrees
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Fracture
Definition
Break
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fracture pan
Definition
Bedpan used with someone is unable to lift hipsl
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gait
Definition
The manner we walk
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gait belt AKA transfer belt
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GERD
Definition
Reflux of stomach content or acid into the esophagus
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glaucoma
Definition
Pressure built up in the eye- tx is eye drops
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hallucinations
Definition
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hand over hand feeding
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hand hygiene
Definition
washing hands with soap and water using friction for at least 20 second or using approved alcohol based hand sanatizer
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MI
Definition
heart attack
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