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

Being alert to mental changes and reporting them is an important part of a frontline caregivers responsibilities. Mental changes may signal an immediate threat to a residents health or well-being. Changes or a decline in mental condition can make a resident more difficult to care for as well as place the resident at a higher risk for falls or other types of accidents. Because CNAs spend the most time with residents, they are most likely to notice changes in a residents mental condition. The changes that a caregiver reports are an important first step in getting the help that a resident needs. Taking this first step may even turn out to be a lifesaving action.

This program will help CNAs recognize changes in a residents mental condition. It will review four basic types of mental changes, including depression, behavior problems, cognitive impairment and delirium.


After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe signs of depression
  • Give examples of behavior problems and cognitive impairment
  • Describe signs of delirium
  • Describe the action that should be taken after observing a change in a residents mental condition
Price: $149.00 USD

Product ID: MED732
Media: DVD
Year: 2014
Duration: 14:00 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Nursing Assistant Skills, Mental Health Nursing
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