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Ask the resident where she last had the doll.
Ask the activity department if they have any other dolls.
Offer comfort to the resident and help her look for her baby.
Let the other staff know the resident is very confused and should be watched closely.
Change the indwelling catheter at the same time.
Ask another nurse aide to change the urinary drainage bag.
Change the bag asking for help only if the nurse aide has problems.
Ask a nurse to watch the nurse aide change the bag since it is the first time.
The resident may still touch his/her mouth or food.
It reduces the risk of spreading airborne diseases.
It improves resident morale and appetite.
The resident needs to keep meal routines.
Participating in resident care planning conferences
Taking a telephone order from a physician
Giving medications to assigned residents
Changing sterile wound dressings