Turning a person all at one time, in good alignment, with one motion. 3.Logrolling The CNA logrolled the patient into the lateral position.
Lying on the abdomen with the head turned to one side. 4. Prone Position
A left-sided position. The upper leg is bent at the knee so it is not on the lower leg. The lower arm is behind the person. 5.Sim’s Position When taking someone’s rectal temperature, place the person in the Sim’s position.
A belt used to support a person who is unsteady or disabled. 7.Transfer/gait belt When applying the transfer belt, make sure it is snug.
Sore caused by friction, shearing, wetness, etc. on a bony area of the body. 8.Pressure sore/ulcer She had a pressure sore on her heel.
Pressure sore 9.Decubitus ulcer Decubitus is another name for a pressure ulcer.
Can do something 10. Ability He has the ability to walk independently.
A sore on the skin 11. Abrasion He has an abrasion on his hand.
Good body position, keep a straight line 12. Alignment It is important to keep the patient’s body in good alignment.
To help make the resident more comfortable by changing their position. 13. Adjust The CNA should adjust the patient’s position every two hours to prevent pressure sores.
Pressure-relieving device used to lift linens off the resident’s feet. 14. Bed cradle The resident had a bed cradle on his bed.
To stay in bed all the time. 15. Bedridden The resident was bedridden for three days after surgery.
A surface that prevents slipping or sliding. 16. Non-skid It is important for residents to wear non-skid shoes.
Turn the body with one movement, rotate. 17. Pivot When assisting a patient to transfer, it is important to pivot, not twist. Don’t twist, Pivot!!!
Poor position, bad posture 18. Slouch Please don’t slouch in your chair.
Without a problem, ok 19.Unaffected Side He broke his right leg. His left leg was unaffected.
Put around 20. Wrap Wrap the transfer belt snugly around the resident’s waist.
A fold or crease in the bed linen or a person’s skin 21. Wrinkle It is important to keep a resident’s linens wrinkle-free.
To tear or break the skin 22. Scrape He has a scrape on his knee. (noun). He scraped his knee. (verb).
To slide 23. Scoot Please scoot back in your chair, you are slouching.
A little wet 24. Moist/Moisture His skin was moist. (adjective) Moisture is a possible cause of pressure sores. (noun)
The inability to control bowel or bladder function 25. Incontinence Babies are incontinent of urine and feces. (adjective) Incontinence can be embarrassing for adults. (noun)
Bone at the base of the spine 26. Sacral/Sacrum The sacrum is a bony prominence. (noun) The sacral area is a common site for decubitus ulcers. (adjective)
A sheet placed under the patient to assist in moving 27.Draw/Lift Sheet Grasp the draw sheet near the person’s hip and shoulder.
The ability to move one’s body 28. Mobility Reduced mobility can be a risk factor for pressure sores.
Rubbing together of two surfaces 29. Friction Friction from a toe rubbing on a shoe can cause a pressure sore.
When moving, the skin stays in the same place and the muscle moves. 30. Shearing Sliding down in bed can cause shearing.
A bone without a large layer of fat or muscle between the bone and skin. 31. Bony area/prominence Heels, ankles, knees, and the sacrum are all examples of bony prominences. No fat or muscle Fat and muscle