Chapter 13 Assisting with Personal Cleanliness and Grooming

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Chapter 13 Assisting with Personal Cleanliness and Grooming
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- Understand how personal care can affect a person's physical and emotional health. - Incorporate the five principles of care when assisting a person with personal care. - List observations that should be reported when assisting a person with personal care. - Explain why mouth care is important, and describe when mouth care should be provided. - Explain how to maintain the hair. - Explain how to assist a person with shaving, and describe safety measures that should be observed. - Explain general principles to follow when assisting a person with dressing or undressing. - Explain how to assist a person with maintaining vision and hearing aids. - Explain why hand care and foot care are important. - Explain general principles to follow when assisting a person with perineal care. - Explain the benefits of bathing. - Explain the benefits of a back rub. After practicing the corresponding skills, you will have the information needed to: - Assist a person with natural teeth, a person with dentures and an unconscious person with mouth care. - Brush and comb a person's hair. - Wash a person's hair in bed. - Assist a person with shaving using a safety razor and an electric razor. - Assist a person to dress and undress. - Assist a person to insert and remove an in-the-ear hearing aid. - Assist a person with hand and foot care. - Assist a person with perineal care. - Give a person a complete bed bath. - Assist a person with a shower or tub bath - Give a person a back rub.
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  1. Aspiration
    inhalation of fluids or other foreign material into the lungs
  2. Depilatory
    A chemical cream or powder that is applied to the skin to dissolve and remove hair.
  3. Cuticles
    The skin along the edge of the nail
  4. hangnail
    ragged and torn cuticle
  5. ingrown toenail
    A condition that occurs when the toenail is trimmed too short and the edge curls down and grows into the neighboring skin.
  6. Podiatrist
    health care provider who specializes in care of the feet
  7. Perineal care
    Cleansing of the area between the legs, including the genitals and the anus
  8. Circumcision
    Surgical removal of the foreskin of the penis
  9. 1. What should you do if a fire alarm sounds while you are at work?

    A. Leave the building and go home.
    B. Follow your employer's policies for responding to a fire alarm.
    C. Ignore the fires alarm, because it is probably only a fires drill.
    D. Ask another nurse assistant what to do.
    B. Follow your employer's policies for responding to a fire alarm.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  10. 2. If your clothing catches fire, you should:

    A. Run, cover and cool.
    B. Stop, drop and roll
    C. Call the fire department
    D. Blanket, bathe and bandage.
    B. Stop, drop and roll
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  11. 3. Which of the following could be a sign of a stroke? (CVA = Stroke)

    A. Drooping on one side of the face
    B. Fainting
    C. Profuse sweating
    D. Convulsions
    A. Drooping on one side of the face
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  12. 4. you are helping a person to eat when he begins to choke.  he is making a high-pitched wheezing sound, and it is difficult for him to answer you when you ask if he needs help.  what should you do?

    a. Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

    b. Call for help immediately, and then begin administering back blows and abdominal thrust.

    c. Watch him carefully for a minute to see if he is able to cough up the object on his own.

    d. Call for help immediately, and then provide reassurance until help arrives.
    b. Call for help immediately, and then begin administering back blows and abdominal thrust.
  13. 5. you are with a group of residents in the day room when suddenly one of the residents loses consciousness and slumps over in her chair.  what should you do?

    a. Call for help immediately.

    b. Splash water on the resident's face to revive her.

    c. Move furniture out of the way to protect her from further injury.

    d. Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
    a. Call for help immediately.
  14. 6. How should you position a person who has had a seizure after the seizure is over?

    a. Flat on his back

    b. On his side

    c. Seated, with his head between his knees

    d. On his stomach
    b. On his side
  15. 7. One of your co-workers has cut herself with a knife while cutting up fruit for a smoothie-making activity with the residents, and she is bleeding quite heavily.  What is the first thing you should do?

    a.  Call 9-1-1 and monitor her for shock

    b. Put on a pair of gloves and the go to her aid.

    c. Put a dressing over the cut and apply pressure to stop the bleeding.

    d. Rinse the cut with water.
    c. Put a dressing over the cut and apply pressure to stop the bleeding.
  16. 8. You are a home health nurse on duty and a tornado watch has been issued for your area.  which are in the client's home would be the best place to move the client to safety?

    a. The dining room, which has large windows

    b. A windowless bathroom on the ground floor

    c. The client's room

    d. The front hall
    b. A windowless bathroom on the ground floor
  17. 9.  Which of the following could by a sign of a myocardial infarction? (Heart Attack)

    a. Blurred vision

    b. Nausea

    c. Aura

    d. Shock
    b. Nausea

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