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23 Cards in this Set

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Health care system established to provide cost-effective, quality care for groups of clients
Managed Care
Range of models for integrating health care services for individuals or groups.
Case Management
Method for tracking the client's progress, planning care, and providing client teaching and discharge planning
Clinical pathway
Delivery model that brings all services and care providers to the clients.
Client-focused care
System in which one nurse is responsible for the comprehensive care of a group of clients during an 8- or 12-hour shift.
Case method
Delivery model that focuses on the jobs to be completed, using personnel with less preparation than the professional nurse to perform less complex care requirements.
Functional Method
Delivery of individualized nursing care to clients by a nursing team led by a professional nurse; members use diverse skills and education to deliver client care
Team Nursing
System in which one nurse is responsible for total care of a number of clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Primary nursing
Amendment to the Social Security Act that provided a national and state health insurance program for older adults
Federal public assistance program paid out of general taxes to people who require financial assistance.
Special benefits for disabled or blind persons and people not eligible for Social Security; payments are not restricted to health care costs
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Legislation that limits the amount paid to hospitals that are reimbursed by Medicare.
Prospective Payment System
Group of physicians and perhaps a health care agency (often hospitals) that provide an insurance company or employer with health services at a discounted rate.
Preferred Provider Organizations
Legislation to bring a measure of quality improvement to the nursing home and extended-care facility industry
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA)
Asphyxiation; lack of oxygen due to interrupted breathing.
Means of enclosing dirty, contaminated, or hazardous materials in plastic bags for safe removal and disposal
Events outside the hospital that produce a large number of victims (e.g. fires, plane or train accidents, earthquakes or violent civil disturbances
External disasters:
Events within the hospital that interrupt services and produce victims (e.g. utility interruption or chemical spill).
Internal disasters
Means of assessing a large number of emergency victims quickly. Victims are prioritized according to their care needs, from most severe to least.
Term used to describe safe, efficient use of the body to move objects and carry out activities of daily living
Body Mechanics
Acute flexion of the back with hips and knees straight
Rotation of the thoracolumbar spine
Fixed point about which a lever moves.