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Chapter 16

Nurse Aide

TermDefinition
24 Hour Urine Specimen a urine specimen consisting of all urine voided in a 24 hour period
Calculi kidney stones
Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) progressive condition in which the kidneys cannot filter certain waste products; also called chronic kidney failure
Clean Catch Specimen a urine specimen that does not include the first and last urine that is voided; also called mid-stream
Condom Catheter a catheter that has an attachment on the on the end that fits onto the penis; also called an external or texas catheter
Dialysis a process that cleans the body of wastes that the kidneys cannot remove due to kidney failure
End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) condition in which kidneys have failed and dialysis or transplantation is required to sustain life
Indwelling Catheter a catheter that stays inside the bladder for a period of time; urine drains into a bag
Ketones chemical substances that the body produces when it does not have enough insulin in the blood
Micturition the process of emptying the bladder of urine; also called urination or voiding
Routine Urine Specimen a urine specimen that can be collected any time a person voids
Specific Gravity a test performed to measure the density of urine
Straight Catheter a catheter that does not stay inside the person; it is removed immediately after urine is drained or collected
Urinary Incontinence the inability to control the bladder, which leads to an involuntary loss of urine
Urinary Tract Infection a disorder that causes inflammation of the bladder; also called cystitis
Spec specimen
UTI urinary tract infection
inc incontinent
BSC bedside commode
Cath catheter
BRP bathroom privileges
FF force fluids
NPO nothing by mouth
Cl. liq clear liquid
mL millimeter
Created by: hcps-jamesnc