assessment terminology

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assessment terminology
2014-08-28 16:29:50
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RN 22
assessment terminology
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  1. Health promotion
    Activities such as routine exercise and good nutrition that help patients maintain or enhance their present level of health and reduce their risk of developing certain diseases.
  2. SOAP note
    Progress note that focuses on a single patient problem and includes subjective and objective data, analysis, and planning; most often used in the problem-oriented medical record (POMR).
  3. SBAR communication
    SBAR is a popular communication tool that helps standardize communication among health care providers. SBAR stands for Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendation
  4. patient advocate
    As a patient advocate, you protect your patient's human and legal rights and provide assistance in asserting these rights if the need arises. As an advocate you act on behalf of your patient and secure your patient's health care rights and stand up for them.
  5. addiction
    A primary, chronic, neurobiological disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. Addictive behaviors include one or more of the following: impaired control over drug use, compulsive use, continued use despite harm, and craving.
  6. altered pain perception
    Patients with impaired sensory perception of pain and pressure are unable to feel when a portion of their body undergoes increased, prolonged pressure or pain.