NATP terms/ABB G/H G and H Terms

Term Definition
Gait Belt a device used to transfer people from one place to another
Gastric Feedings The introduction of of liquid formulas into the stomach for nutrition
Gastrostomy Tube a surgical creation of an opening into the stomach to insert a rubber or silicone tube for feeding purposes
Geriatric Chair a recliner on wheels that can be pushed around like a wheelchair
Geriatrics the branch of medicine dealing with the physiologic characteristics of aging
Germ Transmission the way of passing germs from one to another 3 ways Direct, Indirect and Airborne
Gerontology the study of all aspects of the aging process (physical, psychologic, economic and sociologic)
gestures a from of non verbal communication in which body movements communicate an idea
gifts a item given to someone out of appreciation for an act, deed, thought
gloves sterile or clean fitted coverings for the hands
grieving process a developmental process that occurs during an actual, anticipated, or perceived loss
HAI Health Associated Infection Acquired in a health care facility
hair care a nursing measure whose goal is to have promotion of neat, clean, attractive hair
hallucination a sensory perception that does not result from an external stimulus and occurs in the waking state. Can occur in any one of the senses (auditory, olfactory etc. )
hand tremors purposeless quivering movements of the hands
hand washing the process of cleansing the hands of microbes
harm physical injury, especially that which is deliberately inflicted:
health care team Some team members are doctors or technicians who help diagnose disease. Others are experts who treat disease or care for patients' physical and emotional needs.
hearing the sense that enables sound to be perceived
hearing aid an electronic device that amplifies sound
hearing impaired an individual with a loss of hearing that adversely affects an individuals ability to communicate
heart rate the frequency in which the heart beats. Counted for a full minute
heat application a nursing measure known as stimulation of the skin and underlying tissues with heat for the purpose of decreasing pain, muscle spams or inflammation
hemiplegia paralysis of one side of the body
hepatitis B A viral disease of the liver caused by HBV It is transmitted by contaminated blood or by sexual contact with an infected person
HIPAA abb for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HIV Abb for Human Immunoinsufficiency Virus
hoarding pattern of behavior that is characterized by excessive acquisition and an inability or unwillingness to discard large quantities of objects that cover the living areas of the home and cause significant distress or impairment.
hormone a chemical substance produced in an organ that initiates or regulates the activity of organs
hospice family centered care designed to assist the terminally ill person to be comfortable and maintain a quality of life
hydration the act of having adequate water in intercellular and extracellular compartments of the body
hypertension elevated blood pressure over the values of 120/80

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