Flashcards in Functional Ability Deck (19)
What should be done before a functional assessment for children?
have parents hold them because they feel more secure
What should a nurse do before a functional assessment for preschool children?
Come up with games you could play with the child
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.
What should a nurse do during an assessment for an adolescent?
Explain things to them
What should be done for an elderly person during an assessment?
avoid lots of position changes
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
What is the acronym for ADL's?
What does the acronym for ADL's mean?
What is the acronym for IADl's?
What does the acronym for IADL's stand for?
Using telephone or Transportation
Managing money and Meds
What makes people at risk for functional impairments?
1. developmental abnormalities
4. Social and cultural factors
5. Advanced age
6. Cognitive function
7. Mental health issues (depression)
8. Comorbidities and socioeconomic factors
What population is at the greatest risk for functional impairments?
Why are older adults at the greatest risk for functional impairments?
1. disease processes
2. hearing, vision, balance, and muscle mass diminish
4. Arthritis or Parkinson's
What is a ROMBERG assessment?
A test that assesses the proprioception of an individual
If over 40 what type of vision test should be given?
A Rosenbaum test (measures the ability to see things up close)
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
What type of fine motor skills would be assessed for functional ability?
1. picking up objects with hands
2. Grasping small objects
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