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RADT456 Patient Care

ARRT registry review covering Patient Care content area

What does "res ispa loquitur" mean? "The thing speaks for itself." (pg. 7)
What does "respondeat superior" mean? "Let the master answer." (pg. 7)
Normal adult respiratory rate 12 to 18 breaths per minute (p. 25)
Normal respiratory rate for young children Up to 30 breaths per minute (p. 25)
Blood pressure is affected by... Cardiac output, blood volume, and vascular resistance (p. 25)
Act that stunts growth of pathogenic microorganisms Antisepsis (p. 35)
Destruction of pathogenic microorganisms (bacteria) through the process of disinfection Medical Asepsis (p. 35)
Removal of all microorganisms and their spores (reproductive cells) Surgical Asepsis (sterilization) (p. 35)
Any environment where pathogens can survive and reproduce (and pose risk of transmission to susceptible host) Reservoir (p. 37)
Three main modes of infectious microorganism transmission Droplet, Airborne, and Contact (p. 38)
A contaminated inanimate object Fomite (p. 38)
Insect or animal carrier of infectious organisms Vector (p. 38)
Six factors in the cycle of infection Infectious organism, reservoir of infection, portal of exit, susceptible host, means of transmission, and portal of entry (p. 39)
Normal adult pulse rate 60-100 BPM (p. 53)
Systolic blood pressure measurements between 120-140 mm/Hg, and/or diastolic pressure between 80-90 mm/Hg Pre-hypertension (p. 53)
Blood pressure that is consistently greater than 140/90 mm/Hg Hypertension (p. 53)
Systolic blood pressure of less than 90 mm/Hg Hypotension (p. 53)
Diminished oxygen supply is termed: Hypoxia (p. 54)
Position in which patient's head is higher than patient's feet Fowler's position (p. 27)
True or false: As a needle's gauge (number) increases, the needle bore size decreases True (p. 55)
Recommended angle of needle needed to gain IV access 15 degrees (p. 56)
Medication administration via any route other than through the digestive tract (includes topical, subcutaneous, intradermal, intramuscular, intravenous, and intrathecal). Parenteral (p. 61)
Sequence of ordering contrasted exams IVU, GB, Barium Enema, Upper G.I. (p. 61)
Early symptoms of an anaphylactic reaction Itching of palms/soles, wheezing, constriction of throat, dyspnea, dysphagia, hypotension, and cardiopulmonary arrest. (p. 65)
How do you move an unsplinted fracture? Support proximal and distal of the fracture site. (p. 66)
Patient position with feet higher than head. Trendelenburg position (p. 67)
Type of seizure that is subtle and may go unnoticed. Petit mal seizure (p. 68)
Which side of the wrist is the cephalic vein on? Radial (p. 57)
Which side of the wrist is the basilic vein on? Ulnar (p. 57)
Created by: jksmith1