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Pulmonology Diag, TX

NHTC 8 Diag Tests, TX, Pharmacology

thoractomy surgical incision to remove a tumor or obrain a lung biopsy from the lung
Mantaux test tuberculin test that is used to confirm a positive diagnosis of TB
intubation insertion of an endotracheal tube through the nose or mouth into the trachea to maintain an airway
arterial blood gas blood test to evaluate the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood. It measures the adequacy of oxygenation
pulmonary angiography radiography of blood vessels of the lungs after injection of a contrast medium
auscultation use of a stethoscope to listen to sounds within the body, especially to detect crackles or wheezes in the lungs
postural drainage treatment that uses gravity and patient positioning to remove secretions from the bronchi and lungs
expectorants agents that liquefy sputum or reduce its viscosity
thoracetesis insertion of a needle into the pleual space to drain air or fluid
nebulized mist treatment a fine spray used to deliver medications directly to the lungs
Created by: rmlgray