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124 patient care

Caring for patients needing assistance

asphyxiation severe hypoxia leading to hypoxia, hypercapnea, loss of consciousness, and death.
barotrauma injury due to pressure pharmaceutical preparation, e.g., an opaque conctrast medium given intravenously or swallowed
cannula a tube used to allow fluids, gases or other substances into or out of the body.
cystostomy surgical opening into the urinary bladder
dyspneic having shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
esophageal varices a complex of longitudinal, tortuous veins at the lower end of the esophagus, swollen as a result of portal hypertension
fowlers position the head of the patients bed is rasied 18-20 inches above the level with the knees elevated
french scale or measurement a system used to indicate diameter of tubes, catheters, or instruments; each unit on the scale is approximately 1/3 mm
gastrostomy the creation of an opening in the stomach to provide food and liquid administration
hemostat a clamplike instrument used to control flow of fluids or blood
intima the innermost coat of a blood vessel
lavage the process of washing out an organ, usually the stomach, the bladder, or the bowel
nasogastric tube a tube of soft rubber or plastic that is inserted through the nostril and into the stomach
saline solution a solution consisting of a percentage of sodium chloride and distilled water that is of the same osmolarity as body fluids
semipermeable permitting passage only of certain molecules
stoma an artificial opening from the bowel to the body surface
suspension solid particles mixed, but not dissolved, in a fluid or another solid.
suture material an absorbable or nonabsorbable material used for surgical stitches
symptomatology combined symptoms of a disease
technetium (Te) a radioactive metallic element
ulcerative colitis a chronic, episode inflammatory disease of the large intestine characterized by profuse watery diarrhea, bleeding, and infection.
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