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telemetry unit step down from ICU
crash cart cart carrying supplies needed for immediate treatment of a heart attack
congestive heart failure condition in which a weakened heart is unable to pump all the blood out if the lungs each time it beats, blood pools at bottom of lungs=heard to breathe
stethoscope device used that amplifies sound, used to listen to the heart and take blood pressure
endotracheal tube device that is inserted into the airway of a pt. about to receive general anesthetic
sphygmomanometer used to take blood pressure
emphysema disease characterized by gradual destruction of the alveoli, exchange of O2 and CO2 through these larger air sacs is inadequate
asthma disease that affects the air passages in the lung, causing wheezing and shortness of breath
atrial fibrillation abnormality of heart rhythm in which chambers of the heart no longer beat in synchrony, heart rate is fast and irregular
pneumonia acute infecton of the tissues of the lung
trachostomy artificial airway through an incision in the trachea
height and weight anthropometric measurements
COLD/COPD any chronic lung condition in which the flow of expired air is slowed down
suctioning applying negative pressure to remove mucus, phlegm, and other secretions from airway
atherosclerosis deposits of fat in the arterial wall
physiotherapist assesses patients, devise deep breathing exercises
arterial blood gases assessment done on a client to determine the amounts of O2 and CO2 dissolved in the blood
sputum specimen consist of mucous secretions, not saliva, from the airways lungs or throats
cerbrovascular accident damage to the brain that occurs when the blood supply to an area of the brain is diminished or occlude completely (STROKE)
myocardial infarction damage to the heart caused by a blockage in one of the coronary arteries, cutting off blood supply to a part of the heart (HEART ATTACK)
dyspnea difficulty breathing
pacemaker electronic device that regulates the heartbeat
hypertension (high blood pressure) excessive force of the blood against the vessel walls as the heart pumps it through the body
bradycardia extremely slow heartbeat
oxygen therapy for pts who, for any reason do not have enough oxygen in the blood
arteriosclerosis hardening of the arteries; reduces blood flow
temperature heat is produced by the body as it uses the food needed to maintain normal body functions
vital signs important measurements of the body's state of health
hypoxia insufficient oxygen in blood or tissue
deep suctioning introducing that suction catheter into the lower trachea and bronchi; AKA endotracheal suctioning
hemmorage loss of a large amount of blood
arrhythmia loss of normal rhythm of the heartbeat
pulse oximetry method used by nurses and respiratory therapists to determine oxygen levels in red blood cells in the arterial blood
chonchi/wheeze musical pitched sounds produced by air passing through narrowed bronchi, heard on auscultation of the lungs
"call the arrest" notify the appropriate people
respiration one full cycle of breathing
postural drainage positioning that client with the head lower than the body so that gravity can help drain
thoracentesis procedure to remove fluid from the space between the lining of the outside of the lungs
nurse provide ongoing assessment and feedback about a pts. oxygenation status
vibrations rapid movements of flattened hands over the pts. chest to move secretions
extubate remove the endotracheal tube
inhalation therapy selected medications to be delivered by a mask to the pt.
crakles/crepitation sounds produced by air passing over airway secretions
endotracheal suctioning type of deep suctioning
oropharyngeal suctioning suctioning with a catheter through the mouth to reach the back of the mouth and the back of the throat
nasopharyngeal suctioning suctioning with a catheter through the nose to reach the mouth and throat
essential hypertension cause of the increased pressure is idiopathic
blood pressure the force that the blood exerts on the arterial walls
diastolic pressure the pressure of the vascular walls when the heart is relaxing
systolic pressure the pressure on the vascular walls when the heart is contracting
secondary hypertension symptoms are always associated with disease, such as glomerulonephritis, pyelonephritis, or disease of the adrenal glands
telemetry monitor traces hearts activity, readout displayed on small screen
humidifers used for pts. who are experiencing respiratory difficulties
clapping/percussion using cupped hands to gently but firmly strike affected regions of the chest to move secretions
pulse when the heart contracts if forces blood throughout the body by way of blood vessles
Created by: lexieeesmith