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Chapter 12 Vocab

Advanced Techniques and Skills

TermDefinition
Aseptic Technique free of contamination and all organisms capable of causing infection.
Bacteremia microscopic, single cell living organisms, either pathogenic or nonpathogenic
Vacutainer system direct draw in bottles, one aerobic for bacterial growth and the other anaerobic
Septicemia A condition often referred to as blood poisoning which is caused by an extremely high level of microorganisms in the blood stream. This condition is mostly marked by chills, high fever, and often by abscesses.
Trough Level The lowest concentration of a drug in patient's system. The monitoring of the level of a drug to insure a drug is as at an affective level.
Peak Value The level or concentration pf any drug in a patient's system.
Fistula A Shunt, surgically connecting an artery and a vein and is permanently placed in the fore arm of a dialysis patient.
Cannula A tubular instrument , usually in a dialysis patients, to allow access to their veins. normally placed in the forearm
Direct Draw System Standard vacuum tubes containing growth media.Blood is drawn directly into tubes. The most common tube size is 10 ml.
Extra-Cellular Fluid portion of the body comprising the interstitial fluid and blood plasma
Capillary Blood A mixture of tissue fluid, arterial and venous blood when performing skin puncture.
Venous Access Device A small chamber attached to an indwelling line and is surgically implanted beneath the skin
Post Cibus after food or drink
Post Prandial after meals
Fever Of Unknown Origin when blood cultures are usaully drawn
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