Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


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.

Remove Ads
Don't know
remaining cards
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:
restart all cards

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

Genral Terms

Assessment, Body Mechanics, Medical Asepsis

What are the four techniques of physical exam? Inspection, palpation, percussion, & auscultation.
What is inspection? Lookinging and observing. It starts when you first meet the patient. Begin each phase of the exam with inspecting.
What is palpation? Palpation applies your sense of touch to assess factors such as texture, temperture, moiture,size, tenderness & swelling.
What is percussion? Tapping the person's skin with short, sharp strokes to assess underlying tissue.
What is auscultation? Listening to sounds produced by the body, using a stethoscope.
What is medical asepsis? A clean technique,which involves procedures and practices that reduce the number and transfer of pathogens. Example: hand hygiene
What is surgical asepsis? Sterile technique, includes practice used to render and keep objects and areas free from microorganisms. Example: inserting an indwelling urinary catheter.
What is a nosocomial infection? Health care associated infections (HAI) or infections that develop while a patient is in a health care facility.
Name two types of bacterial pathogens on the hands? Transient and resident
What is the characteristic of transient pathogens? Loosely attached to skin and under nails.
What is the characteristic of resident pathogens? Firmly attached to the skin and embedded in creases in the skin.
What is standard precautions? Precaustion for everyone regardless of their diagnosis or infection.
What is gravity? The force which pulls all objects toward the center of the earth.
What is the center of gravity? The point at which an object's mass is centered and the point at which the major weight of the body is concentrated.
Created by: markrocco