Ask the resident where she last had her doll.
Ask the activity department if they have any other doll.
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.
Done just once a day
Help prevent strokes and paralysis
Require at least ten repetitions of each exercise
Are often performed during ADL's such as bathing or dressing
Put the hair brush away and out of sight.
Give the resident the hair brush to hold.
Try to dress the resident more quickly.
Restrain the resident's hand.
Ask the resident to take deep breaths.
Take the resident's vital signs.
Raise the head of the bed.
Elevate the resident's feet.
Helping the resident through the stages of grief.
Providing for the resident's comfort.
Keeping the resident's care routine, such as for bathing.
Giving the resident a lot of quite time and privacy.
Wait a few minutes to see if the alarm stops.
Report the alarm to the charge nurse immediately.
Make the resident being bathed safe and go check the door right away.
Stop the bedbath and go check on the location of all assigned residents.
Emptying a urinary drainage bag
Brushing a resident's hair
Ambulating a resident
Feeding a resident
Worn around the nurse aide's waist for back support.
Used to keep the resident positioned properly in the wheelchair.
Used to help stand the resident, and then removed before walking.
Put around the resident's waist to provide a way to hold onto the resident.
They are at a greater risk of developing pressure sores.
They are at lower risk of developing pneumonia.
Their posture and alignment are improved.
They are not at risk of falling.
Remove calluses and corns.
Check the feet for skin breakdown.
Keep the water cool to prevent burns.
Apply lotion, including between the toes.
Needs to drink more fluids.
Having difficulty swallowing.
Have problems related to incontinence.
Require a lot of assistance with personal care.
Experience a sense of loss related to the life change.
Adjust more quickly if admitted directly from the hospital.
Tease the resident by complimenting the resident's sense of style.
Ask if the resident realizes that the shoes do not match.
Remind the resident that the nurse aide can dress the resident.
Ask if the resident lost some of his shoes.
Remind the resident to be thankful for the years he shared with his wife.
Tell the resident that he needs to get of his room at least once a day.
Understand the resident is grieving and give him chances to talk.
Avoid mentioning his wife when caring for him.
Offer the resident a bribe.
Wait a while and then ask the resident again.
Remind the resident that people who smell don't have friends.
Tell the resident that the nursing home policy requires daily bathing.
Show the resident that the nurse aide is in control.
Call for help to make sure there are witnesses.
Explain that if the resident is not calm a restraint may be applied.
Step back to protect self from harm while speaking in a calm manner.
Remain calm and ask what is upsetting the resident.
Begin removing all the other residents from the dining room.
Scold the resident and ask the resident to leave the dining room immediately.
Remove the resident's plate, fork, knife, and cup so there is nothing else to throw.
Are you feeling tired today?
Do you want to wear this outfit?
What are your favorite foods?
Is the water warm enough?
Use pictures and gestures
Face the resident and speak softly when talking.
Repeat words often if the resident does not understand.
Assume when the resident nods his/her head that the message is understood.
Contact the state agency that inspects the nursing facility.
Enter the room immediately to provide for the resident's safety.
Wait to confront the nurse aide when he/she leaves the resident's room.
Check the resident for any signs of injury after the nurse aide leaves the room.
The resident's recent vital signs.
The resident's culture backround.
Whether the resident has been sad recently.
Whether the resident has family that visits routinely.