• Note: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs WILL BE ON TEST, even though it is not in this review. Refer to textbook.
• Note: Need to know Metastasis: the spread of cancer to other body parts
• Note: Review osteoporosis
• What are some common causes of stroke
• Note: Review emphysema
1. What is communication?The exchange of information. A message sent is received and interpreted by the intended person.
2. How do people communicate nonverbally? Communication is also psychological. It involves thinking and reasoning. In non verbal communication, messages are sent with gestures, facial expressions, posture, body movements, touch and smell.
3. What clues might the nurse aide see that a resident does not understand what is being said? The resident doesn’t respond to you. The resident looks confused. The resident does not speak the same language. The resident asks you to repeat yourself. The resident’s nonverbal communication is giving you a different message than their verbal communication. What actions can the nurse aide take to ensure that the resident understands? You can clarify, to make sure everyone is on the same page. This can be done by repeating yourself, or paraphrasing what the resident has said. Ask questions that have yes or no answers if the patient seems confused.
4. What are some of the common barriers to communication?Using unfamiliar language, cultural differences, changing the subject, giving your opinion, talking a lot when others are silent, failure to listen, pat answers, illness and disability, and age.
5. With whom can the nurse aide share information about a resident? Members of the care team involved with patient, such as a nurse or doctor. The nurse aide cannot share information with anyone else, like family, friends, the resident, or people on a different floor or wing.
6. When you need to talk with the nurse about a resident, where should the conversation take place? You should