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Normal Range Of Motion

Based on a person’s normal range of motion, exercises may be done. Exercises may be classified as: 1. Passive – someone or something other than the patient himself carries an extremity or part of an extremity through its normal range of motion or through part of its range of motion if other factors limit normal range. 2. Assistive – the patient does as much of the range of motion or the movement that he is […]


Qualities And Characteristics For Good Work Ethics

How you look, how you behave, and what you say affect everyone in the agency. Working when scheduled, being cheerful and friendly, performing delegated tasks, helping others, and being kind in what you do and say are part of good work ethics. Attendance You must report to work when scheduled and on time. The entire unit is affected when just one person is late. You must call your supervisor if you will be late or […]


Notes On Active Treatment For Individual With Special Needs

Active treatment is the term often used to describe the process of teaching independent living skillsto people. Expected outcome- to promote maximum independence and supporthing the person’s goals. Teachable moments – teaching opportunity Active teaching includes specialized and generalized training as well as services and supports that assist a person to acquire the skills and behavior necessary to function with as much self-determination and independence as possible. Priority areas for the person are: -communication -social […]


Two Tiers of Precautions…

There are two tiers of precautions to prevent the spread of communicable or contagious diseases.  The Standard precautions and Transmission-based precautions. Standard Precautions prevent the spread of infection from blood, all body fluids, secretions, and excretions (except sweat) even if blood is not visible; nonintact skin (skin with open breaks; and mucous membranes.  Practicing standard precautions reduce the the risk of spreading pathogens and known and unknown infections.  Used in the care of all persons. […]


Key Terms on Understanding the Person Receiving Care

1. Body language – facial expressions, gestures, posture, and body movements that send messages to others. 2. Culture – the language, values, beliefs, habits, likes, dislikes, customs, and characteristics of a group that passed from one generation to the next. 3. Esteem – the worth, value, or opinion one has of a person. 4. Geriatrics – the branch of medicine concerned with the problems and diseases of old age and older persons. 5. Holism- a […]