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The NIH stroke scale is an assessment that is performed by medical professionals on patients in order to determine if they had a stroke. For someone who has had some practice, it should take no more than 10 minutes to complete it.
This page describes the closing steps for performing certified nursing assistant (CNA) or caregiver skills. These should be the last steps taken after completing any skill.
This page describes the opening steps for performing certified nursing assistant (CNA) or caregiver skills. These should be the first steps taken before moving on to the next part of any skill.
A vast majority of seniors will need long-term care for at least a short amount of time. And while Medicare does a good job helping seniors pay for the increasing costs of healthcare, Parts A and B do not cover long-term custodial care.
How do you use an incentive spirometer (abbreviated as IS)? It may look like a complicated little device but it is actually quite simple to use. These instructions are written so that caregivers, as well as their patients, can understand them.
Do not resuscitate (abbreviated as DNR) is a medical order given when a patient does not want attempts to be made to bring them back to life when they die. Note that this can be a complex and sensitive subject.
SBAR is an acronym that stands for situation, background, assessment, and recommendation. It is used primarily as a tool to quickly communicate patient data.
Here is a list of caregiver quotes I found on the internet. I will continue to add more over time. Note that these are not my own work. The original creator is noted after each quote.
Should robot caregivers take our place in caring for our patients and loved ones? Although this may sound like a crazy idea, it is actually currently being worked on. There are teams experimenting with this concept as we speak.
What are some ways to combat caregiver stress? It is a problem that many of us face, often every day. If we allow it, it can control and discourage us. Even if you can't utilize all of these tips, try to practice as many of them as you can.