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The Nursing Assistant: Recognizing & Reporting Physical Changes in a Resident's Condition

Recognizing and reporting changes in a resident s physical condition, such as loss of appetite or skin breakdown, is the key to preventing a potential problem from becoming worse. Because nurse aides are in close contact with residents every day, they are the ones most likely to notice when the residents physical condition changes or begins to decline. Failure to report changes can lead to litigation, survey deficiencies or charges of neglect and abuse.

Duration 14 min
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Recognizing and reporting changes in a resident’s physical condition, such as loss of appetite or skin breakdown, is the key to preventing a potential problem from becoming worse. Because nurse aides are in close contact with residents every day, they are the ones most likely to notice when the residents’ physical condition changes or begins to decline. Failure to report changes can lead to litigation, survey deficiencies or charges of neglect and abuse. The changes that a caregiver reports can be used to make necessary adjustments to a resident’s care plan.

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe what action to take when changes in a resident’s condition are recognized
  • Describe physical changes in each of these areas:
  • Food and fluid intake
  • Skin condition
  • Bowel and bladder habits
Products Specifications
Formats Available DVD
Duration 14 min
Supporting Materials
Language English
Languages Available English
Copyright 2014
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Healthcare, Medical Assistants