CNA TRAINING CHAPTER 1

Understanding Healthcare Settings

 

Review all of the included content, including the information video with instructor Shawn Franklin, RN, the included resources and additional links.

Once all information is reviewed, follow the link to take the chapter post-test. You may take this test up to three times to be able to move on to the next chapter.

If at anytime you have questions, use the form to the right to reach out to your instructor or visit our discussion board to interact with your peers.

 

Chapter Content

CHAPTER 1 PRE-TEST

Choose the option that best completes the statement or answers the question:

  1. Another name for a long- term care facility is:
    1. Skilled nursing facility
    2. Home healthcare facility
    3. Assisted living facility
    4. Adult day services facility
  2. Assisted living facilities are initially for:
    1. People who need skilled nursing care 24 hours a day
    2. People who need care some help up to 24 hours a day care
    3. People who will die in 6 months
    4. People who need acute care
  3. Which of the following statements is true of adult day services?
    1. This type of care is for people who need to live in the facility where care is provided.
    2. This type of care is fore people who need some assistance and supervision during certain hours.
    3. Most people who need adult day services are seriously ill or disabled.
    4. Many types of outpatient surgeries are performed at adult day service centers.
  4. Care given by specialists to restore or improve function after an illness or injury is called?
    1. Acute Care
    2. Subacute care
    3. Rehabilitation
    4. Hospice Care
  5. Care given to people who have approximately six months or less to live is called?
    1. Acute Care
    2. Subacute care
    3. Rehabilitative care
    4. Hospice care
  6. Home health aides
    1. May clean or shop for groceries
    2. Have no contact with the clients family and/or friends
    3. Do not have any supervision
    4. Are not allowed to provide personal care
  7. People who live in a long-term care facility are usually called___________ because it is where they live for the duration of their stay.
    1. Patients
    2. Healthcare providers
    3. Regulators
    4. Residents
  8. Most conditions in long-term care are chronic. This means that
    1. The conditions require immediate treatment at a hospital.
    2. The conditions last a long time.
    3. The conditions last a short time.
    4. The conditions will usually cause death within three months.

 

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KEY TERMS

PROVIDERS: people or organizations that provide health care, including doctors, nurses, clinics, and agencies.

FACILITIES: in medicine, places where health care is delivered or administered, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, and treatment centers.

PAYERS: people or organizations paying for healthcare services.
long-term care (LTC): care given in long-term care facilities for people who need 24-hour skilled care.

SKILLED CARE: medically necessary care given by a skilled nurse or therapist.
length of stay: the number of days a person stays in a healthcare facility.

TERMINAL ILLNESS: a disease or condition that will eventually cause death.

CHRONIC ILLNESS: a disease or condition that is long-term or long-lasting and requires management of symptoms.

HOME HEALTH CARE: health care that is provided in a person’s home.
diagnoses: medical conditions determined by a doctor.

ASSISTED LIVING: residences for people who do not need 24-hour skilled care, but do require some help with daily care.

DEMENTIA: the serious loss of mental abilities, such as thinking, remembering, reasoning, and communicating.

ADULT DAY SERVICES: care for people who need some assistance or supervision during certain hours, but who do not live in the facility where care is given.

ACUTE CARE: 24-hour skilled care given in hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers for people who require short-term, immediate care for illnesses and injuries.

SUBACUTE CARE: care given in hospitals or in long-term care facilities for people who need less care than for an acute illness, but more care than for a chronic illness.

OUTPATIENT CARE: care given to people who have had treatments, procedures, or surgeries and need short-term skilled care.

REHABILITATION: care given by specialists to help restore or improve function after an illness or injury.

HOSPICE CARE: holistic, compassionate care given to people who have approximately six months or less to live.

MANAGED CARE: a system or strategy of managing health care in a way that controls costs.

HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION (HMOs): a method of health insurance in which a person has to use a particular doctor or group of doctors except in case of emergency.

PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS (PPOs): a network of providers that contract to provide health services to a group of people.

ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING (ADLs): personal daily care tasks, such as bathing, dressing, caring for teeth and nails, eating, drinking, walking, transferring, and elimination.

CATHETER: a thin tube inserted into the body to drain fluids or inject fluids.

POLICY: a course of action that should be taken every time a certain situation occurs.

PROCEDURE: a method or way of doing something.

CITE: in a long-term care facility, to find a problem through a survey.

JOINT COMMISSION: an independent, not-for-profit organization that evaluates and accredits healthcare organizations.

CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES (CMS): a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that is responsible for Medicare and Medicaid, among many other responsibilities.

MEDICARE: a federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, have certain disabilities or permanent kidney failure, or are ill and cannot work.

MEDICAID: a medical assistance program for people who have a low income, as well as for people with disabilities.

CULTURE CHANGE: a term given to the process of transforming services for elders so that they are based on the values and practices of the person receiving.

CARE: core values include choice, dignity, respect, self-determination, and purposeful living.

PERSON-CENTERED CARE: a type of care that places the emphasis on the person needing care and his or her individuality and capabilities

POST-TEST

  • Ensure you have reviewed all content, including the instructional video, key terms, and additional resources provided for this chapter.
  • Once you have completed the test in the link below, you will be notified via email if you have passed, and receive a link to the next chapter of content.
  • As a reminder, you have two months from your start date to successfully complete all 31 chapters and sign up for the in-person portion of this course.

 

 

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It is your responsibility as the student to review all of the above content, including the informational video with instructor Shawn Franklin, RN, BSN, MSN, the key terms, additional resources and links.

Once all information is reviewed, follow the link to take the chapter post-test. You may take this test up to three times to be able to move on to the next chapter.

If at anytime you have questions, use the form to the right to reach out to your instructor or visit our discussion board to interact with your peers.