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Patient care

Medical assistance follow a consistent intake procedure to ensure: patient safety and preparedness
The first and biggest way to ensure patient safety is: proper patient identification
barrier equipment used to prevent exposure to blood and other body fluids is called: PPE personal protective equipment
Why is it important to clean and disinfect patient rooms after each patient and at the end of each day? reduces the risk of infection transmission
The most common disinfection solution used is/are: sodium hypochlorite and 1:10 bleach solution
What type of communication does an MA use when intaking a patient: therapeutic intake
using techniques that allow the receiver to fully understand the message being communicated active listening
questions that lead to further explanation, a yes or no response is: an open ended question
repeating or paraphrasing information relayed by the sender to clear up any confusion is known as: restatement
when the receiver focuses on the main idea of the message but incorporates feelings the sender might be exhibiting or possibly feeling it is known as: reflection
summarizing the information relayed by the sender to clear up any confusion is known as: clarification
gestures and actions that leave interpretation up to the receiver is known as: nonverbal communication
Feeling compassion, sorrow, or pity for hardships another person encounters is called: sympathy
The reason for an office visit is also known as the: chief complaint
information that is personal or what someone is feeling is also know as: subjective information
________ is when comparing a patients list of meds to the medical records to ensure proper prescriptions, medication interactions, and adverse reactions are not an issue drug reconciliation
An adverse reaction caused by an antigen-antibody reaction/response is: allergy or adverse reaction
A life threatening allergic reaction that leads to circulatory collapse, shock, and/or death if left untreated is: anaphylaxis
Information collected the is observed by someone other than the patient is: objective information
A test used to determine the level of hearing audiometry
Use of a tool such as the Snellen chart screens for: visual acuity
The screening that includes height, weight, and circumference of an infants head is: anthropometric measurements
These are also know as the cardinal signs and used to evaluate homeostasis: vital signs
A series of activities used to determine the developmental stages of children is the: Denver developmental screening test
Abnormal curvature of the spine is: scoliosis
This is a tool used to evaluate the level of awareness of current events and recall of past events to screen for orientation or dementia mini mental state examination
Raised body temperature is: fever or pyrexia
What are the 3 locations commonly used to take a pule rate? radial, brachial, carotid
The act of touching is called: palpation
Listening with a stethoscope is called: auscultation
A whistling sound heard when the body is attempting to expel trapped air is from the lungs is called: wheezing
clicking or crackling sounds heard on inspiration that can sound moist or dry is called: rales
rattling or snoring sounds often associated with chronic lung disease is called: rhonchi
Instrument used to measure blood pressure is: sphygmomanometer
the first sound heard when taking a bp systolic pressure
the last sound heard when taking a bp diastolic pressure
27 to 28 guage needle that is 3/8 inch is used for intradermal injections or ID
25 to 26 guage needle that is 1/2 to 5/8th inch is used for subcutaneous injections or Sub Q
20 to 23 guage needle that is 1 - 3 inches is used for intramuscular injections or IM
1-2 inches below the acromion, 90 degree angle, not used on infants or kids under 3 and dosage not to exceed 1mL in kids or 2-3mL in adults is given where? deltoid muscle
This site is located by placing the hand on the greater trochanter and the middle finger is placed on the iliac crest and the injection is given in the V and used when larger quantities of meds are given. vfntrogluteal muscle
injection given in the vests laterals is given where? the upper outer thigh
A Ranking based on the most critical to least critical is called: triage
An external device attached to the chest with which to shock the heart in hopes of restarting or re-establishing a normal heart rhythm is: AED or automatic external defibrillator
the inability to speak is called: aphasia
Difficulty speaking is called: dysphasia
approval obtained by insurance providers that identifies insurance coverage for diagnostic or therapeutic activities is: precertification or preauthorization
method of charting commonly used in ambulatory care (subjective, objective, assessment, plan) SOAP notes
Created by: CWillems
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