Caring for Patients with Physical Impairments


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When caring for someone with a physical impairment, _____ is important to help keep the patients spirits high and give them a sense of self worth.

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1. Assessing oneself is important when providing patient care, but it's especially important when providing care to someone with a physical impairment. What option below would be the best example of assessing yourself prior to providing care to a patient of this nature?

2. When providing care to a physically impaired patient, which option below would be the best way to provide or relay instructions from a doctor that might not be the best of news?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With the help of this quiz and worksheet, you can quickly assess your knowledge of how to treat patients with physical impairments. There are five short questions in the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following:

  • How to give physically impaired patients a sense of self worth
  • Example of a self-assessment to use prior to caring for someone with a physical impairment
  • Relaying instructions from a doctor to a patient that includes bad news
  • Important background information to know when caring for patients
  • Duties of a CNA

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about treating patients with physical impairments
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about giving patients a sense of self worth and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding important background information to have when caring for patients

Additional Learning

Continue learning about this topic with the lesson titled Caring for Patients with Physical Impairments. Here are examples of what you will find in this lesson:

  • List of tasks a CNA can perform
  • Reason why being a CNA can be difficult
  • Importance of compassionate care
  • Tips and pointers for CNAs