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

Recognizing and reporting changes in a residents 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 residents care plan.


After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe what action to take when changes in a residents condition are recognized
  • Describe physical changes in each of these areas:
    • Food and fluid intake
    • Skin condition
    • Bowel and bladder habits
Price: $149.00 USD

Product ID: MED733
Media: DVD
Year: 2014
Duration: 14:00 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Physical Assessment, Nursing Assistant Skills
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