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

Caroline ch. 14

Pt. Assessment

What 2 primary components make up patient assessment information gathering, physical examination
What is the first and most important question during the initial assessment does my patient have any life threatening conditions
What is the first step of the patient assessment process scene size up
What 2 things does the initial assessment focus on Identification and management of life threatening problems.
The quickest and simplest way to assess a patients mental status is AVPU
in responsive or unresponsive infants check a pulse, where Brachial artery
When gathering past medical history what 2 new things must you ask for hospitalizations and surgeries
As you find out about patients past history what might you want to know about it. For instance an asthma patient haveing dyspnea Find out how there problem was fixed in the past (ie. have you been intubated for this before)
An acute presentation of a new problem or condition is best considered what serious untill proven otherwise
The mortality rate of cardiogenic shock is more then 80%
JVD can indicate what heart failure or pneumothorax
Pedal edema or peripherial edema may be caused from what right sided heart failure
What happens that makes orthostatics positive. a decrease in systolic pressure by 20 points or more. An increase in diastolic pressure by 10 points or more. An increase in heart rate by 20 points or more
What happens to the mortality rate of a serious brain injury if the patient suffers a single hypotensive state. it more then doubles
bluish discoloration in the periumbilical area is indictive of what? What's it called Intraperitoneal hemorrhage. Known as cullen's sign
Created by: klindley