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Clean the perineal area by gently wiping with the washcloth from back to front.
Ensure any areas not being currently washed are covered by a sheet or towel.
Make the client give themselves their own bath, even if they perform it poorly.
Lotion the client’s feet after bathing and be sure to get in between the toes.
Reporting a soiled dressing to the nurse.
Inserting a Foley catheter.
Performing oral care on an unconscious patient.
Assisting the client to the bathroom.
that the client is confused.
that the client is unable to void.
that the client is unable to understand and process language.
that the client is unable to speak.
Help residents write wills and choose power of attorneys.
Help residents reach their highest level of psychological and mental functioning.
Help residents perform ADLs and avoid neglect.
Help residents to transfer to other nursing homes if they want.
A patient with a pulled leg muscle.
A patient who has hypertension.
A patient with hemiplegia.
A patient with depression.
The nursing assistant lets the nurse know when a patient states he is in pain.
The nursing assistant monitors a patient’s vital signs.
The nursing assistant completes a task designated by the nurse in a timely manner.
The nursing assistant clocks in fifteen minutes after her shift began.
There is no lifetime monetary limit on essential care.
Patients are not allowed to call doctors at home.
Patients have access to their health information at all times.
Patients have the right to file a complaint without fear or penalty.
IV drug use.
Dirty toilet seat.
Dirty eating utensils.
Report the situation to the physician.
Ask the patient, “Can you tell me more about your feelings?”
Report the situation to the nurse in charge.
Reassure the patient by saying, “It’s not that bad. You’ll feel better tomorrow.”
A black or a blue pen.
A blue pen.
A black pen.
A red pen.
The patient denies skipping any medication.
The patient is stressed.
The blood pressure cuff is too tight.
The patient is lying in bed.
In Sims position, a pillow is placed between the patient’s knees to prevent them from touching.
In lateral position, the patient’s head is elevated to 15 degrees on two pillows.
In lateral position, the patient’s undermost arm is positioned laterally and parallel to the patient’s back.
In Sims position, the patient’s undermost arm is positioned laterally and parallel to the patient’s back.
Assist the resident to put on a robe and nonskid slippers.
Encourage the resident to pivot themselves with minimal assistance.
Place the chair on the resident’s strong side.
Place the bed in the lowest position and lock the wheels.
Check that the patient is not able to hit any other patients nearby.
Check that the patient can fully expand their chest for breathing.
Use a half-bow knot to secure each tie around the bed frame.
Use a square knot to fasten the vest ties together behind the chair.
Temperature of 98.9 degrees F.
A pulse of 72.
32 respirations per minute.
Blood pressure of 102 over 75.
A nursing assistant asks a patient whether they would like to take a walk or watch a movie.
A nursing assistant speaks with a dietician about alterations to the patient’s meal tray.
A nursing assistant speaks with a patient about their recent diagnosis of cancer.
A nursing assistant asks the nurse when she may take a meal break.
A warm glass of milk.
Safety, security, and privacy.
Safety, warmth, and cleanliness.
Comfort, rest, and security.
Privacy, rest, and warmth.
Continue working, but wear a mask.
Report herself to the nursing supervisor and be dismissed home.
Continue working, but wash hands every fifteen minutes.
Leave immediately for home.
“The patient tripped over bedsheets because housekeeping left them on the floor all day.”
“The patient slipped and slid down the side of the bed to the floor, landing on their sacrum.”
“The patient fell because they ignored me when I told them to stay in bed.”
“The patient fell because the nurse forgot to lock the wheels of the bed again.”
A type of wound.
An acute illness.
Refusal to eat dessert.
A bowel movement.
The nursing assistant’s hands are visibly soiled.
The nursing assistant has just left the patient’s room.
The nursing assistant is about to enter the patient’s room.
The nursing assistant helps a patient to the bathroom while wearing gloves.
Dark in color and foul-smelling.
Clear, dark yellow.
Clear, pale yellow.
“If you do not fill it completely, I will empty it later.”
“If you need any more assistance, please ring the bell.”
“Please ring me when you are finished and I will empty it for you.”
“Please let me know later how many mL.”
is used for people with colostomies to ensure a regular pattern.
is a normal part of a healthy digestive tract.
is a technique for going to the bathroom without pushing.
is not used anymore.
Completing a meal over the course of fifteen minutes.
Chewing very slowly.
Pocketing of food.
Clamp the IV catheter and tell the nurse.
Tell the nurse when she happens to see her.
Report it to the patient’s nurse immediately.
Report it to the nursing supervisor.
complains that “this is the fifth time today.”
has IV catheters in both the left and right arms.
has heart failure.
has had lymph nodes removed around the axilla of the left arm.
Minimizing facial expression.
The patient gets upset after a long day and blames it on tiredness.
The patient gets upset when he learns he has been diagnosed with cancer.
The patient gets upset when he does not receive a plate in his favorite color.
The patient gets upset after telling the nurse immediately prior how happy he is.
care for patients as if they were their own family.
make residents as happy as possible.
assist residents to set up insurance and policy claims.
investigate residents’ complaints and bring them to the attention of the correct authorities.
Tai chi and meditation.
the difference between the systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
an absence of the pulse.
the difference between the apical and radial pulse.
a strong pulse.
Give the client a DVD to watch about heart failure.
Have the client repeat back what the nurse has said.
Give the client a brochure about heart failure.
Encourage the client to form more of a discussion with the nurse in order to understand better.
Assess the client’s head for bruising.
Take the client’s temperature.
Report it to the nurse immediately.
Assume the client is forgetful.
reviews the issue with the patient’s nurse before answering.
says, “Of course! That would be fine.”
reviews the issue with the charge nurse before answering.
says, “I’m sorry, that’s not our policy here.”
review the procedure and what’s going to happen.
open the window.
reassure the client that it won’t hurt much.
gather all materials needed.
change the pillow cover every four hours.
use linen that has only been in the client’s room.
inspect the sheets for softness.
straighten the sheets to reduce wrinkle formation.
When the patient enters a rehab program.
One week into recovery.
As soon as possible.
When the doctor says so.
the charge nurse.
the nurse caring for the client.
a fellow nurse’s aide.
Tell the nurse immediately.
Feel the client’s fingers on the other hand.
Ask the client if it hurts.
Give the client gloves.
tell the patient to wait and see if he likes the care more as he feels better.
tell the patient to wait so that she can get the nurse because he has to sign a form.
warn the patient that it’s better to follow the doctor’s recommendations.
tell the patient that he can’t leave.
Drink plenty of fluids.
Turn and cough every hour.
Go outside and breathe the fresh air.
Give the patient a backrub.
Administer Tylenol 500mg PO.
Give the patient a cool washcloth to be placed on the forehead.
Suggest the patient sit outside in the fresh air.
The patient is in pain.
The patient has a viral illness.
The patient has an ear infection.
The patient should clean his ears more frequently.
Say, “You seem upset.”
Ignore the client’s temper tantrum.
Say, “Why did you refuse your medication?”
Say, “Don’t worry, things will seem better tomorrow.”
Offer to team up with another nursing assistant to give medications.
Begin gathering medications she must give.
Loudly complain about the situation.
Alert the charge nurse to the situation.
Ulceration stage 1.
Ulceration stage 2.
Ulceration stage 3.
Ulceration stage 4.