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Patient Care and Edu

TermDefinition
HIPPA HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY ACCOUNTABILITY ACT ENACTED 1996 PROTECT THE PRIVACY OF PATIENTS AND CREATING STANDARDS FOR THE USE AND DISSEMINATION OF HEALTH CARE INFO
INFORMED CONSENT WRITTEN ORAL IMPLIED
ASSAULT THREAT OF TOUCHING
BATTERY UNLAWFUL TOUCHING W/O CONSENT
LIBEL Malicious spreading of information (written)
Slander MaLicious spreading of information (verbal)
Respondent superior (Let the master respond) the employer is is liable for the employee negligent acts that occur in the course of the work
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
EMESIS Vomit
Dyspnea Difficulty breathing
Orthopnea In the ability to breathe lying down
Orthostatic Hypotension Temporary state of low blood pressure that causes patients to feel lightheaded or think on the first set up
Cycle of infection 1. Infectious organism 2. A reservoir of infection 3. Means of transmission 4. Susceptible host
Rhinovirus COMMON cold
Epstein-Barr Infectious mononucleosis
Varicella-Zoster Chickenpox
Protozoa Can infect the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, respiratory and circulatory systems
Fomites In object that has been in contact with the pathogenic organism
Vector Arthropod in whose body in infectious organism develops or multiplies before becoming effective to a new host for (example of the mosquito)
Iatrogenic Healthcare related infections
Suspectible reservoir Must provide nutrition, heat, and moisture
Droplet contamination Coughs, Sneezies, speaks, or sings in the vicinity of the susceptible host. (Usually travel 3 feet or less)
Asepsis The process of reducing the probability of infection organisms being transmitted to susceptible individual
Disinfection The destruction of pathogens by chemical agents
Sterilization Treating items with heat, gas, or chemicals to make them germ free
Medical asepsis
Reducing the number of pathogenic microorganisms in the environment and intervening in the process by which they are spread
Surgical asepsis The complete removal of all organisms in the spores from equipment used to perform specific procedures
Top figure in blood pressure Systolic
Vertigo Dizziness
Epistaxis Nosebleed
Syncope Fainting
Tort Civil liability
False imprisonment Conscious restraint of the freedom of another person without proper authorization
Created by: DThomas16