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How to Provide for and Respond to a Clients Daily Living Needs (ADLs)

Inservice Summary

Assessment of a patient’s physiological needs is the first step to identifying any deficits in functioning that need to be supported. Using Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, the basic needs of daily living can be determined during the patient assessment. Medical problems, medications and therapies are also important considerations when evaluating a patient. While some patients can attend to most of their basic daily needs, others will require routine assistance. Meeting the daily living needs of patients and ensuring these needs are met is a primary role of the Certified Nursing Assistant.

After completing this inservice, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify elements of the patient assessment.
  • List Maslow's hierarchy of needs.
  • Describe how the CNA would assist patients in the general areas of personal hygiene, nutrition, and safety.
  • List the six rights of medication administration.

Inservice Outline

  • Introduction
  • Patient Assessment
  • Personal Hygiene Needs
  • Maintaining The Patient's Nutritional Status
  • Medication Self-Administration
  • Patient Safety

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