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Vital Signs

Arteriosclerosis hardening of the arteries
Atherosclerosis Fatty plaque in the inner artery walls.
Myocardial infarct(ion) heart attack
Cerebral Vascular Accident; CVA stroke, brain is deprived of blood supply
Hypertension high blood prssure --> 140/90
Congestive heart failure; CHF heart is unable to pump all of the blood away from the heart.
Artrial Fibrillation atrial contractions are rapid, irregular. Not in rhythm with the ventricles.
Conditions that affect o2 hypoxia; insufficient oxygen in the blood
Health professionals initiate, administer treatments ordered by the doctor ex. Registered respiratory technologist or Registered respiratory care practitioner.
Physiotherapist; physio respiratory assessments & related therapy
Spirometry measures the air capacity of the lungs, volume of air exchange & compliance of the respiratory muscles.
thoracocentesis remove excess fluid from the pleural cavity
T temperature
P pulse
R respirations
BP blood pressure
Anthrometric body measuring
Ht height
Wt weight
endotracheal tubes a tube inserted into the airway receive general anesthetic;inserted with a laryngoscope into main bronchus
Suctioning remove mucus, phlegm & other secretions from the airway. used to obtain a specimen
Telemetry unit unit for cardiac monitoring, as a step down from ICU
Normal oral temperature 98.6f or 37c
Oral temperature by mouth, takes 2-3mins, quite accurate #3
Tympanic by ear, takes 2sec, accurate #2
Rectal by anus, takes 2-3mins, most accurate #1
Axillary by arm pit, takes 5+mins, least accurate #4
Normal tympanic temperature 99.6f or 37.5c
Normal rectal temperature 99.6f or 37.5c
Normal axillary temperature 97.6f or 36.5c
Slight fever 99.6-101.0f or 37.5-38.3c
moderate fever 101.0-102.0f or 38.3-38.8c
AF atrial fibrillation
CSM Circulation,Sensation,Movement
CVA Cerebral vascular accident
SPD Sterile processing department
MI Myocardial infarction
PRN as necessary or as required
PVA peripheral vascular assesment
RT or RRCP resiratory technologist or Registered respiratory care practioner
TPR temperature, pulse, respirations
CHF congestive heart failure