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Bonewit Chapt 12

Cardiopulmonary Procedures- Sierra Waugh

Amplitude Refers to amount, extent, size, abundance, or fullness.
Artifact Additional electrical activity picked up by the electrocardiograph that interferes with the normal appearance of the ECG cycles.
Atherosclerosis Buildup of fibrous plaques of fatty deposits and cholesterol on the inner walls of an artery that causes narrowing.
Baseline The flat horizontal line that seperates the various waves of the ECG cycle.
Cardiac cycle One complete heartbeat.
Dysrhythmia An irregular heart rate or rhythm.
ECG cycle The graphic representation of a heartbeat.
Electrocardiograph The instrument used to record the electrical activity of the heart.
Electrode A conductor of electricity which is used to promote conduction of an electrical current.
Electrolyte A chemical substance that promotes conduction of an electrical current.
Flow rate The number of liters of oxygen per minute that come out of an oxygen delivery system.
Hypoxemia A decrease in the oxygen supply to the tissues of the body.
Hypoxia A reduction in the oxygen supply to the tissues of the body.
Interval The length of the wave or the length of a wave with a segment.
Ischemia Deficiency of blood in a body part.
Normal sinus rhythm Refers to the ECG that is within normal limits.
Oxygen therapy The admin. of supplemental oxygen at concentrations greater than room air to prevent hypoxemia.
Peak flow rate the max volume of air that can be exhaled when the patient blows into a peal flow meter as forcefully as can be.
Segment The portion of the ECG between two waves.
Spirometer An instrument for measuring air taken into and expelled from the lungs.
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