Published on February 18, 2014
Admission and Discharge NATCEP DAY TWENTY-NINE
Objectives Identify feelings the resident & family may have at the time of admission and/or discharge. Identify nurse aide actions to assist the resident during admission. Identify nurse aide actions to assist the resident during discharge.
Feelings at Admission Awareness of losses experienced with aging and illness. Resident: Lonely Lost Angry Depressed Confused Relieved Family: GUILT
Nurse Aide Actions Prepare the room for the resident’s needs. Greet the resident and family. Show the resident the room, bathroom and how to use call bell and equipment. Assist the resident in making a list of valuables & clothing – follow agency policy. Observe how well the resident can move and perform activities. Show the resident around the facility. Introduce to staff and other residents. Check on the resident frequently.
Feelings at Discharge Anxious Worried about the change
Nurse Aide Actions Allow the resident to talk about his/her anxieties. Help the resident to gather clothing and other belongings. Transport according to facility policy.
Height & Weight NATCEP DAY FIFTEEN
Objectives Why record height and weight? How to weigh accurately Methods to measure height Methods to record measurements
Why Measure Weight? • To monitor nutrition and hydration status. • To estimate fluid retention or edema and monitor effects of diuretic mediation.
How to Accurately Measure Weight • Weigh same time of day after the resident has voided. • Use the same scale each time – balance first. • Re-weigh if there is a discrepancy. • Record weight accurately
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