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Nursing Assistant, 2, Documentation
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in Nursing Assistant, 2 (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2009), 15 mins
Overview: Documentation serves as a legal record of the care received by a resident. As a result, it can be used in a court of law to prove if a resident received appropriate care that is in accordance with State and Federal regulations. The primary form of documentation that nurse aides are responsible for is the...
in Nursing Assistant, 2 (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2009), 15 mins
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Nursing Assistant, 3, Pain Management
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in Nursing Assistant, 3 (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2009), 17 mins
Pain can lead to depression, loss of appetite or a decline in the ability to perform activities of daily living. In some cases, pain may even place a resident at a higher risk for injuries, accidents or falls. Pain and discomfort is a common experience among nursing home residents. The effective management of a re...
in Nursing Assistant, 3 (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2009), 17 mins
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Nursing Assistant, 4, Wandering and Elopement
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in Nursing Assistant, 4 (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2009), 22 mins
Wandering is a behavior commonly found among nursing home residents with dementia. Wandering is often a sign that a resident needs help. Open communication is a first step to finding an answer. Understanding what is causing a resident to wander places you in a better position to assist the person. This program de...
in Nursing Assistant, 4 (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2009), 22 mins
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Nursing Assistant, 5, Understanding Abuse and Neglect
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in Nursing Assistant, 5 (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2009), 18 mins
Frail health and mental impairments can leave a nursing home resident powerless against abusive behavior and neglect. Situations in which residents are physically or emotionally mistreated usually take place when a caregiver becomes angry or impatient or tries to control a resident by force. When a nursing home ad...
in Nursing Assistant, 5 (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2009), 18 mins
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Nursing Assistant, 6, Understanding and Caring for Residents with Depression
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in Nursing Assistant, 6 (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2009), 24 mins
Research shows that depression among nursing homes residents is under-recognized and under-treated. According to the American Psychiatric Association, depression is a serious medical illness that “negatively affects the way a person thinks, feels and acts.” Although depression is often thought of as a psycholo...
in Nursing Assistant, 6 (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2009), 24 mins
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Nursing Assistant, 7, Dementia Care I, Mental Decline and Caregiving Challenges
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in Nursing Assistant, 7 (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2009), 21 mins
Dementia is a brain disorder resulting in memory loss and a decline in thinking abilities. It’s a condition that is known to grow worse with time and is associated with changes in behavior and personality. Individuals often become confused, fearful and withdrawn. Communication also becomes more difficult. In som...
in Nursing Assistant, 7 (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2009), 21 mins
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Nursing Assistant, 8, Dementia Care II, Physical Decline and Caregiving Challenges
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in Nursing Assistant, 8 (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2009), 20 mins
Dementia is a brain disorder involving the loss of memory and thinking abilities as well as physical functioning. As victims decline mentally, their ability to perform activities of daily living is also affected. The damage caused by dementia leads to a loss of brain tissue that cannot be replaced. Dementia is a c...
in Nursing Assistant, 8 (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2009), 20 mins
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Nursing Assistant, 9, Dementia Care III, Understanding and Managing Difficult Behavior
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in Nursing Assistant, 9 (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2009), 30 mins
Understanding what triggers a certain behavior will put you in a better position to address the problem in a positive way. In some cases it may even allow you to prevent it from occurring. It is also important to remember that disruptive or unusual behavior may be a resident’s way of trying to reach out to you ..
in Nursing Assistant, 9 (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2009), 30 mins
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Nursing Assistant, 10, Residents Rights
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in Nursing Assistant, 10 (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2009), 20 mins
When a nursing home admits a resident, the facility and its staff become responsible for the person’s safety and well-being. The facility is required by law to protect a resident’s rights and provide quality care. The purpose of this program is to provide a basic understanding of resident rights. The followin...
in Nursing Assistant, 10 (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2009), 20 mins
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Nursing Assistant, 11, Pressure Ulcer Prevention
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in Nursing Assistant, 11 (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2010), 18 mins
Pressure ulcers are among the most commonly cited survey deficiencies and are also one of the leading causes of nursing home litigation. In some states, jury awards against facilities that fail to prevent or treat pressure ulcers have exceeded tens of millions of dollars. However, with a proper prevention program...
in Nursing Assistant, 11 (Cypress, CA: Medcom, 2010), 18 mins
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