Chapter 10 Maintaining a Comfortable Environment

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Chapter 10 Maintaining a Comfortable Environment
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2015-10-15 21:45:39
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Redcross CNA Chapter 10 Maintaining Comfortable Environment
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- Understand the importance of personal items to the person receiving health care. - Describe environmental conditions that affect a person's comfort, and understand the nurse assistant's role in maintaining an environment tha tis special, comfortable and safe for the person. - Describe equipment that is commonly used to furnish a person's room in a health care setting - Explain how a properly made bed can contribute to a person' comfort and health. - Describe the linens and other supplies that may be used to make a bed. - Explain measures that are taken when making a bed to prevent the spread of infection. Goals: - Make an unoccupied and an occupied bed.
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  1. 1. When making a person's bed, you should:

    a. Make the bed when it is convenient for you, to improve your efficiency.

    b. Shake the clean linens to get the wrinkles out.

    c. Check for personal items left in the bed before removing the soiled linens from the bed.

    d. Place the soiled linens on the floor after removing them from the bed.
    c. Check for personal items left in the bed before removing the soiled linens from the bed.
  2. 2. When making a bed in a health care setting, you should do all of the following except:

    a. Make one side of the bed at a time.

    b. Carry linens for all of the beds you will be changing that morning with you, so that you don not have to go back and fort to the linen cart.

    c. wash your hands before handling clean linens.

    d. Hold linens away from your uniform.
    • b. Carry linens for all of the beds you will be changing that morning
    • with you, so that you don not have to go back and fort to the linen
    • cart.
  3. 3. What can a nurse assistant do to minimize bad odors in a health care setting?

    a. Open the windows.

    b. Assist people in their care with personal care, and ensure that they have clean clothes and linens at all times.

    c. Encourage people in their care to wear perfume or cologne.

    d. Nothing; bad odors are unavoidable in health care settings.
    b. Assist people in their care with personal care, and ensure that they have clean clothes and linens at all times.
  4. 4. When a person is receiving health care, the health care facility becomes the person's home. How do you show respect for the person's home?

    a. By arranging the person's personal items in a way that you find pleasing.

    b. By handling the person's personal items carefully.

    c. By encouraging the person to store personal items so that they do not get broken or stolen

    d. All of the above
    b. By handling the person's personal items carefully.
  5. 5. A person is too ill to get out of bed for meals, so her meals are brought to her room.  Which piece of equipment will you use during the meal to make it easier for the person to eat?

    A. An over-bed table
    B. A bedside table
    C. A foot board
    D. A bed cradle
    A. An over-bed table
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  6. 6. One of the people in your care is incontinent of urine.  When you are changing her bed linens, in addition to the standard linens used to make a bed, you might also gather:

    A. A bed protector.
    B. An extra bedspread.
    C. A foot board.
    D. A draw sheet.
    A. A bed protector.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  7. 7. What measures can you take to minimize noise in a health care setting? 

    a. Be sure to speak loudly so that you do not have to repeat yourself.

    b. Ask people to turn off televisions and radios.

    c. use personal cell phones instead of the telephone at the nurse's station.

    d. respond to call signals promptly.
    d. respond to call signals promptly.
  8. 8. A draw sheet is used to:

    a. Cushion the mattress.

    b. Provide privacy during personal care procedures.

    d. Protect the linens from soiling.

    d. Assist with repositioning a person in bed.
    d. Assist with repositioning a person in bed.
  9. 9. When making an occupied bed:

    a. Lower the bed to the lowest position.

    b. Take precautions to prevent the person from rolling out of bed on the side opposite where you are working.

    c. raise the side rails on both sides of the bed.

    d. raise the head of the bed.
    b. Take precautions to prevent the person from rolling out of bed on the side opposite where you are working.
  10. Miter means:
    A folding technique that creates a neat, tight corner and holds the sheet securely to the mattress.
  11. Closed bed:
    A bed where the bedspread is pulled up to cover the linens
  12. Open Bed:
    A bed where the bedspread, blanket and top sheet have been folded back to the bottom of the bed.
  13. Surgical bed:
    A bed where the bedspread, blanket and top sheet have been folded to the side of the bed.

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