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Unit 1

Patient Care and Education

The 3 forms of informed consent Verbal, written, or implied pg. 3
A legal document that preserves the right for an individual unable to make decisions about their healthcare to select individuals to make the decisions for the specifics Advanced Health Care Directive/Living Will pg. 5
The Standards that provide a legal role definition and identify Clinical, Quality, and Professional Standards of practice Practice Standards pg. 5
A refusal to lie or deceive and an uprightness of character or action Honor Code pg. 12
Types of communication Touch, eye contact, appearance, and tone of voice pg. 19 &20
The belief that one's own cultural is superior to any other way Ethnocentrism pg. 22
Five most palpitated pulse points Radial, carotid, temporal, femoral, and popliteal pg. 24
What affects blood pressure? Cardiac output, blood volume, vascular resistance pg. 25
The IV standard/bag should be how many inches above the level of the vein? 18 to 24 in. pg. 28
Pathogens that are usually harmless, but can become harmful Opportunistic pathogens pg. 36
Modes of transportation for microorganisms Droplet, airborne, contact (direct or indirect), vector, vehicle pg. 38
Example of short-term, external/nontunneled central lines PICC, CVC pg. 57
Example of long-term, tunneled central line Hickman, Raaf pg. 57
Example of long-term, implanted venous access Port-A-Cath pg. 57
Types of parenteral administration Topical, subcutaneous, intradermal, intramuscular, intravenous, intrathecal pg. 61
What is the effect of an adrenergic? Stimulates sympathetic nervous system and increases BP pg. 64
What is the effect of an analgesic? Relieves pain pg. 64
What is the effect of an anticoagulant? Inhibits blood clotting and keeps IV lines and catheters clot free pg. 64
What is the effect of a barbiturate? Depresses CNS and decreases BP and respiration pg. 64
What is a petit mal? A subtle seizure that can easily go unnoticed by the patient and others. It is a loss of consciousness briefly for 10-30 seconds pg. 68
Definition of objective vertigo The sensation of having the room spinning pg. 67
The normal BP for an adult 100(systolic)/80(diastolic) pg. 53
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