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Acute illness

A sudden illness from which a person is expected to recover

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Assisted living residence (alr)

Provides housing, personal care, support services, health care, and social activities in a home like setting to persons needing help with daily activities

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Case manager

A nursing care pattern; a case manager and (rn) coordinates a persons care from admission through discharge and into home or long term cafe settings

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Chronic illness

An ongoing illness, slow or gradual I'm onset it has no cute it can be controlled and complications prevented with proper treatment

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Functional nursing

A nursing care pattern focusing on tasks and jobs. Each nursing team member has a certain tasks and jobs to do

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Health team

The health care workers whose skills and knowledge focus on the persons total care interdisciplinary health care team

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Hospice

A health care agency or program from persons who are dying

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Licensed practical nurse (lpn)

A nurse who has completed a 1 year nursing program and has passes a licensing test called licensed vocational nurse (lvn) in some sages

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Licensed vocational nurse (lpn)

See (LPN)

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Nursing assistant

A person who has passes a nursing assistant training and competency evaluation program. Performs delegated nursing tasks under the supervision of a licensed nurse

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Nursing team

Those who provide nursing care- RNs, LPNs, LVNs, and nursing assistants

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Patient focused care

A nursing care pattern; services are moved from departments to the bedside

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Primary nursing

A nursing care pattern; an RN is responsible for the persons total care

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Registered nurse (RN)

A nurse who has completed a 2,3, or 4 year nursing program and has passed a licensed test

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Team nursing

A nursing care pattern. A team of nursing staff is led by an RN who decides the amount and kind of are each person needs

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Terminal illness

An illness or injury from which the person will not likely recover

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Involuntary seclusion

Separating a person from others against his or her will, keeping the person to a certain area, or keeping the person away from his or her room without consent

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Ombudsman

Someone who supports and promotes the needs and interests of another person

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Representative

Any person who has the legal right to act on the resident's behalf when he or she cannot do so for himself or herself

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Treatment

The care provided to maintain or restore health, improve function, or relieve symptoms