Keep the oxygen system upright.
Don't smoke or allow others to smoke near the oxygen system.
Keep the oxygen tubing out of the way under furniture or throw rugs.
Keep a fire extinguisher on hand is a good safety practice in case of fire.
Using good transfer techniques.
Clearing a path.
Be able to develop his/her care plan.
Complete 20 hours of inservice annually.
Be certified by the state.
Be able to change foley catheters.
Assess the acuity and stability of the patient.
Demonstrate the task to the aide.
Document the demonstrated competency in the patient's record.
All of the above
"If it wasn't charted, if wasn't done."
Goals must be objective and measurable.
It is accepted practice to use "white out" when correcting a documentation error.
Only approved abbreviations should be used.
Does not need to wash his/her hands if gloves are worn.
Does not need to wear gloves to draw blood.
May set the nursing bag directly on the floor if the floor is clean.
Should wash his/her hands at the beginning and end of the home visit.
Involves the patient but not the family in the coordination process.
Makes decisions for the patient because the nurse knows what is best for the patient.
Is a patient advocate, intervening for the patient when he/she is unable to do so.
Sets all the goals for the patient's care.
Presence of pain.
Consent for treatment.
Condition of environment.
Following a significant change in condition.
Every 90 days that the patient is active with the agency.
Adults learn faster than children.
Adults can learn in any environment.
The nurse can influence the patient's "readiness to learn".
Adults retain the content presented first better than that presented last.