Providing Care

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Anonymous
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86063
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Providing Care
Updated:
2011-05-16 02:14:46
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Nurse Assistant
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nurse assistant
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  1. What are the six principles of care?
    • Privacy
    • Infection Control
    • Communication
    • Independence
    • Safety
    • Dignity & Respect
  2. Before doing a skill (providing care), what steps must you take?
    • Wash hands
    • gather supplies
    • knock on the resident's door and ask to enter
    • introduce yourself & identify resident (check resident ID band)
    • explain to the resident what you are going to do and ask their permission
    • provide privacy
  3. After doing each skill (providing care), you must always:?
    • resident is comfortable
    • correct body alignment
    • return be to it's lowest point
    • raise side rails, if they have
    • place their call light in reach
    • open curtains
    • tell them your leaving
    • wash hands
    • report and record
  4. BLOOD PRESSURE
    • Do not take B/P on arm with cast or an IV
    • Do not take B/P on arm immediately following venipunture
    • Never take B/P on side of a mastectomy
  5. ORAL TEMPERATURE
    DON'T take and oral temperature...

    • if a resident is ON oxygen
    • HAS had recent mouth surgery or has mouth disease
    • HAS an NG tube in nares
    • IS unconscious or IS confused
    • HAS facial paralysis
    • HAS problem breathing
  6. Before taking an oral temperature you must wait 15 minutes if resident has been drinking or smoking
  7. Normal temperatures
    • 97.6* A (A= under the arm)
    • 98.6* F O (O= oral)
    • 99.6* R (R= rectal)
  8. Recording Redial Pulse
    Rate (beats/min), Quality (weak or strong), Rhythm (regular or irregular)

    example:

    • P 72, stong, regular
    • P 60, weak, irregular

    • normal range
    • adult: 60-84
    • 6 yr old= between 70-110
    • infant pulse rate is higher
  9. Recording Respiratory Rate
    • LOOK- one movement up and down =1 respiration
    • LISTEN- quiet? noise? describe sound. difficulty breathing?

    • example
    • RR 16, quiet/non labor


    • labor
    • nonlabor
    • weasing
    • quiet
  10. Correct Body Mechanic
    • Keep feet 12 inches apart with one foot slightly in front of the other
    • keep person or object close to you. DO NOT lean over and lift
    • your upper body should be kept erect
    • DO NOT jerk when you lift, lift smoothly
    • DO NOT twist when you lift, PIVOT your body
    • BEND with your knees and NOT your back
  11. HIGH FOWLERS=

    FOWLERS=

    SEMI FOWLERS=
    high fowlers= head of bed (HOB) is raised 90 degrees

    fowlers= HOB is raised 45 degrees

    semi fowlers= HOB is raised 30 degrees

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