Busy. Please wait.
or

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
or

Username is available taken
show password

why


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Don't know
Know
remaining cards
Save
0:01
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
Retries:
restart all cards
share
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

HUC Chapter 10

Abbreviations and Vocabulary

QuestionAnswer
Activity Order A doctor's order that defines the type and amount of activity a hospitalized patient may have
Afebrile Without fever
Axillary Temperature Placing the thermometer in the patient's axilla (armpit)
Bedside Commode A chair or wheelchair with an open seat, used at the bedside by the patient for the passage of urine and stool
Blood Pressure The measurement of pressure of blood again the artery walls
Cardiac Monitor Monitor of the heart function, providing visual and audible record of heartbeat
Dangle The patient sits and dangles their feet over the edge of the bed
Diastolic Blood Pressure The minimum level of blood pressure measured between contractions of the heart
Emesis Vomit
Febrile Fever
Fowler's Position A semi-sitting position
Intake and Output The measurement of the patient's fluid intake and output
Neurologic Vital Signs The measurement of the function of the body's neurologic system; includes checking pupils of the eyes, verbal response and so forth
Nursing Observation Order A doctor's order that requests the nursing staff to observe and record certain patient signs and symptoms
Oral Temperature The temperature reading obtained by placing the thermometer in the patient's mouth under the tongue
Orthostatic Hypotension A temporary lowering of blood pressure (hypotension) usually due to suddenly standing up
Created by: tara.halfkenny