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what things should the health care workers try to do to present a healthy apperance?
diet, rest, exercise, good posture, avoidance of tobacco and drugs, personal hygiene
what type of jewelry is allowed in hospitals?
watch, wedding ring, and small pierced earrings
what type of jewelry is prohibited in hospitals?
long earrings, bracelets, and necklaces
why must nails be kept short?
long nails can cause injury to the patient
why must nails be kept clean?
germs are transmitted when dirt is collected under nails
what should a health care worker who has close patient contact do with his/her hair?
keep hair pinned back and off collar
why should hair be pinned back and off the collar? (3 reasons)
keeps hair from touching patient, prevent hair from falling on tray or equipment, and to avoid blocking vision during a procedure
to be able to identify and understand another person's feelings, situation, and motives
using good judgment in what you say and do
qualified and capable of preforming a task
must enjoy your work and display a positive attitude
truthfulness and integrity
ability to begin or to follow through on a task
ability to do the kindest or most fitting thing in a difficult situation
define a democratic leader
takes the opinion of everyone and makes a decision based on everyones opinion
define a laissez-faire leader
basically lets the problem work out
define a autocratic leader
basically tells people what to do
list several characteristics of a leader
- 1) respects the rights, dignity, opinions and abilites of others
- 2) understands the principles of democracy
- 3) able to work with a group and guide the group towards a goal
- 4) aware of own strengths and weaknesses
which part of the nervous system responds when the body is under stress?
sympathetic nervous system
which hormone is released as part of the stress response?
what are the effects of the stress response to the body?
- 1) increased blood flow to the brain and heart
- 2) decreased movement in the digestive tract
- 3) pupils dilate to improve vision
- 4) salive production decreases
- 5) heart beats more rapidly, blood pressure rises, and respiratory
list 3 examples of stressors
situations, events, concepts
list several examples of diseases
- 1) depression
- 2) allergies
- 3) asthma
list several examples of coping skills
1) breathing 2) enjoy little stuff 3) take break from people
define a long term goal
a goal that takes years to accomplish
define short term goals
smaller goals that can be changed