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2010-12-06 23:41:34
CNA Chapter Terms April

CNA Chapter 2 Terms
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  1. Purposely causing physical, mental,
    or emotional pain or injury to someone
  2. Purposely harming a person
    physically, mentally, or emotionally by failing to provide needed care
    Active Neglect
  3. Written documents or oral statements that allow people to decide what kind of medical care they wish to have if they are unable to make those decisions themselves
    Advance Directives
  4. Threatening to harm a person or leading a person to feel threatened that he or she will be touched without this
    or her permission
  5. The actual touching of another person without the person’s permission
  6. Private law; law between individuals
    Civil Law
  7. Public law; related to committing a crime against the community
    Criminal Law
  8. An order that tells medical professionals not to perform CPR
    • DNR
    • (Do Not Resuscitate)
  9. Abuse by spouses, intimate partners, or family members; can be physical, sexual, or emotional
    Domestic Violence
  10. A signed, dated, and witnessed paper that appoints someone to make the medical decision for a person in the event he becomes unable to do so
    Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
  11. The knowledge of what is right and wrong; standards of conduct
  12. The code of proper behavior and courtesy in a certain setting
  13. Unlawfully restraining or confining someone against his or her will
    False Imprisonment
  14. Stealing, taking advantage of, or improperly using the money, property, or other assets of another
    Financial Abuse
  15. Law passed to protect the privacy of health information and to facilitate the transferring of protected health information (PHI) for payment and research needs
    • HIPAA
    • (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability
    • Act)
  16. A violation of the right to be left alone and the right to control personal
    Invasions of Privacy
  17. Confinement or separation from others in a physical space; done without consent or against one’s will
    Involuntary Seclusion
  18. Rules set by the government to help protect the public
  19. A document that states the medical care a person wants, or does not want, in case he or she becomes unable to make those decisions
    Living Will
  20. A negligent or improper act by a doctor or other medical professional that results in damage or injury to a person
  21. People who are required to report suspected or observed abuse or neglect due to their regular contact with vulnerable populations, such as the elderly in nursing
    Mandated Reporters
  22. The act of taking what belongs to someone else and using it illegally for one’s own gain
  23. Part of OBRA that sets minimum requirements for nursing assistants for training and testing
    • NATCEP
    • (Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation
    • Programs)
  24. Actions, or a failure to act or give care, that results in injury to a person
  25. Law originally passed in 1987; includes minimum standards for nursing assistant training, staffing requirements, residents assessment instructions, and
    information on rights for residents
    • OBRA
    • (Omnibus Budget Reconciliation)
  26. Person assigned by law as the legal advocate for resident
  27. Unintentionally harming a person physically, mentally, emotionally by failing to provide needed care
    Passive Neglect
  28. intentional or unintentional treatment that causes harm or injury to a person’s
    Physical Abuse
  29. Information that can be used to identify a person and relates to the patient’s past, present, or future physical or mental condition, including any health care that patient has had, or payment for that health care
    • Protected Health Information
    • (PHI)
  30. Harming a person by threatening, scaring, insulting, humiliating, or treating him or her as a child; also includes verbal abuse
    Psychological Abuse
  31. A group of residents who meet regularly to discuss issues related to the nursing home
    Residents’ Council
  32. Rights identified by OBRA for residents in long-term care facilities; purpose is to inform residents and others of their rights within these facilities and to provide an ethical code of conduct for healthcare workers
    Residents’ Rights
  33. The tasks that nursing assistants are permitted to perform as by state or federal law
    Scope of Practice
  34. Forcing a person to perform or participate in sexual acts against his or her will
    Sexual Abuse
  35. Any unwelcome sexual advance or behavior that creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment
    Sexual Harassment
  36. The use of drugs, cigarettes, or alcohol in a way that harms oneself or others
    Substance Abuse
  37. Oral or written words, pictures, or gestures that threaten or embarrass a person
    Verbal Abuse
  38. The abuse of staff by other staff members, residents, or visitors; including both physical and verbal abuse
    Workplace Violence