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The Nursing Assistance, Assessment: Recognizing Abnormal Signs and Symptoms
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in The Nursing Assistance (Medcom), 16 mins
Residents depend on the nursing assistant’s ability to recognize changes in behavior, appearance, and abilities, and to report significant observations promptly and accurately. Observing for abnormal signs and symptoms is an important part of the routine care nursing assistants provide to residents.This program...
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The Nursing Assistance, Bedmaking
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in The Nursing Assistance (Medcom), 14 mins
Making a bed is a simple, but important part of providing effective resident care. Not only does it feel good, but it helps to avoid problems such as pressure ulcers and the spread of infection, and provides a sense of well-being and safety. This program demonstrates the procedures for making both an occupied and...
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The Nursing Assistance, Caring for Residents with Dignity and Respect
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in The Nursing Assistance (Medcom), 16 mins
Frontline caregivers play an essential role in providing comfort and care to frail, elderly residents. Being treated with dignity and respect is a basic right of all residents. It is a right that is enforced by the state and federal government. Mistreating a resident can result in litigation and charges of neglect...
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The Nursing Assistance, Communication with Residents and Their Families
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in The Nursing Assistance (Medcom), 20 mins
For newly admitted residents, adjusting to life in a nursing home is often difficult. Communicating in a warm and friendly manner can help ease a resident’s sense of isolation. The foundation for good communication is trust. Residents who trust you are the ones who feel that they can easily talk with you, and kn...
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The Nursing Assistance, Dementia Care, Part 1
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in The Nursing Assistance (Medcom), 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 so...
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The Nursing Assistance, Dementia Care, Part 2
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in The Nursing Assistance (Medcom), 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...
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The Nursing Assistance, Dementia Care, Part 3
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in The Nursing Assistance (Medcom), 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 ..
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The Nursing Assistance, Documentation
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in The Nursing Assistance (Medcom), 15 mins
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 Activitie...
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The Nursing Assistance, Essential Elimination Skills
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in The Nursing Assistance (Medcom), 20 mins
Specimen collection, measuring urinary output, and assisting with elimination are all important skills a nursing assistant needs to develop to provide effective care. Not only do they assist monitoring an individual's condition, but also help to maintain physical comfort and emotional well-being. This program teac...
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The Nursing Assistance, Fall Prevention
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in The Nursing Assistance (Medcom), 17 mins
Falls are among the leading causes of nursing home survey deficiencies, fines, and lawsuits. For a frail, elderly resident, a fall may result in bone fractures such as a broken hip or head injury. Along with physical injuries, falls can have an emotional impact as well, often the resident becomes fearful of fallin...
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