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preop routine

preop routine test review

the term used to indicate a heart rate consistently above the normal is ___? tachycardia
blood pressure at it's lowest when the heart is relaxed is ___? diastolic pressure
the beat of the heart as felt through the walls of the arteries is the ___? pulse
the medical term for fever is ___? febrile
the process of breathing, inspiration and expiration of air using the abdominal muscles is ___? respiration
the difference between the diastolic and systolic pressures is known as ___? pulse pressure
a fever that alternately rises and drops but has no intervals of normal is ___? remittant
the force the blood exerts against the arterial walls as the heart beats is the ___? blood pressure
an irregular rhythem of the pulse is ___? arrhythmia
a record of the electrical activity of the heart is ___? electrocardiogram
the difference between the radial pulse and the apical pulse is the ___? pulse deficit
a patient with an abnormally slow heart rate is experiencing ___? bradycardia
a fever occilates between elevated and normal or sub-normal is ___? intermittent
a temperature below normal body temperature is ___? hypothermia
what type of pulse is commonly associated with fevers? accelerated
pulse is the throbbing of regular contraction and expansion of the ___? arteries
is 98.6 degrees normal, high, or low oral body temp? normal
the diagnostic term for high blood pressure is ___? hypertension
what varies with sex, age, and altitude? blood pressure
120/80 is the average blood pressure for adults or for children? adults
the soft blowing and rasping sound heard during systole, diastole, or both is a ___? murmur
rate, rhythem, and quality are all criteria used when assessing pulse and ___? respiration
the alternating cycles of hypernea and apnea is called ___? cheyne-stokes
an increased amount of CO2 and decreased amount of O2 is ___? asphyxia
a decreased amount of O2 reaching cells is ___? hypoxia
the lack of or absence of O2 is ___? anoxia
painful, difficult, and labored breathing is ___? dyspnea
ordinary, quiet, respiration, made without visible effort is ___? eupnea
any tissue, fluid, or foreign body removed from a patient is a ___? specimen
an aqueous solution of 37% formaldehyde with methanol added and used as a preservative on specimens is ___? formalin
blood, implants, and stones are all ___? specimens
the designated room or area where patients wait before going to the OR is the ___? pre-operative holding area
patients entering the hospital the morning of surgery are called ___? AM admissions
who assists patients and their families with information and other needs in coping with the surgical experience? patient advocate
surgical care performed without overnight hospitalization is ___? ambulatory
to protect the patient, the staff, and the hospital are all purposes of the ___? operative consent form
to minimize the potential risk of surgery, and to emotionally and physically prepare patients for surgery are the purposes of what? preoperative routine
jewelry and prosthetic devices are always ___. removed
hairpins are removed to prevent scalp burns and ___. injury
what is generally used to transport patients under age 5? crib
what may be used to transport a patient who will be receiving local anesthesia or none at all? wheelchair
when transporting the patient, the stretcher should be pushed from which end? head
who has the ultimate responsibility for the signed consent? surgeon
the care of specimens is regulated by ___? Joint Committee of Hospital Accreditation
when caring for a specimen, never place it on a ___? counted sponge
Created by: bellajerrent429