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1

What should be done before a functional assessment for children?

have parents hold them because they feel more secure

2

What should a nurse do before a functional assessment for preschool children?

Come up with games you could play with the child

3

What should a nurse do before a functional assessment for school aged children?

They do not want to be seen naked, so do not expose them. Explain things to them about what is happening.

4

What should a nurse do during an assessment for an adolescent?

Explain things to them

5

What should be done for an elderly person during an assessment?

avoid lots of position changes

6

What can happen for the elderly if they have everything done for them?

They may start to have less ability to do things on their own because they will become deconditioned

7

What is the acronym for ADL's?

Batted

8

What does the acronym for ADL's mean?

Bathing
Dressing
Toileting
Transferring
Continence
Feeding

9

What is the acronym for IADl's?

SCUM

10

What does the acronym for IADL's stand for?

Shopping
Cooking/cleaning
Using telephone or Transportation
Managing money and Meds

11

What makes people at risk for functional impairments?

1. developmental abnormalities
2. Trauma
3. Disease
4. Social and cultural factors
5. Advanced age
6. Cognitive function
7. Mental health issues (depression)
8. Comorbidities and socioeconomic factors

12

What population is at the greatest risk for functional impairments?

Older adults

13

Why are older adults at the greatest risk for functional impairments?

1. disease processes
2. hearing, vision, balance, and muscle mass diminish
3. glaucoma
4. Arthritis or Parkinson's

14

What is a ROMBERG assessment?

A test that assesses the proprioception of an individual

15

If over 40 what type of vision test should be given?

A Rosenbaum test (measures the ability to see things up close)

16

How often should a MORIS fall risk assessment be done for someone who is a fall risk?

at least once a shift if not more

17

What type of fine motor skills would be assessed for functional ability?

1. picking up objects with hands
2. Grasping small objects
3. Writing
4. pinching

18

What type of gross motor skills would be assessed for functional ability?

1. Sit and maintain balance
2. Stand and maintain balance
3. Reach above shoulders
4. Reach below waist

19

How can the risk for functional impairment be reduced?

1. Well-balanced nutrition
2. Regular physical activity
3. Routine health checkups
4. Stress management
5. Regular participation in meaningful activity
6. Fall prevention measures
7. Avoidance of tobacco and other substances associated with abuse