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CNA Certified Nursing Assistant Exam Cram by Marty Walker, Linda Whitenton

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Glossary

The definition of each term also lists the chapter in which the term first appears.

A

abduction Movement of the limbs to the side, away from the middle of the body

abuse Mistreatment

adduction Movement of the limbs to the middle of the body

ADEs Adverse drug effects

ADLs Activities of daily living such as eating, bathing, grooming, walking, and toileting

advance directive Legal and lay documents that specify certain aspects of care for individuals should they become unable to communicate their preferences

AIDS Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; late-stage infection by HIV

airborne transmission Carried by air

Alzheimer’s disease Type of irreversible dementia in which cognitive function is progressively lost

a.m. care Personal care provided ...

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