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preop test review

preoperative test review

heart rate consistently above normal tachycardia
pressure at its lowest when the heart is relaxed diastolic pressure
beat of the heart as felt thru the walls of the arteries pulse
pertaining to a fever;feverish febrile
process of breathing; inspiration/expiration of air involving muscles of chest/abdomen respiration
difference between systolic & diastolic pressure pulse pressure
fever that alternately rises and drops, has no interval of normal temperature remittent fever
force the blood exerts against an artery wall as the heart beats blood pressure
uneven intervals between pulses arrhythmia
record of electrical activity of the heart electrocardiogram
difference between pulse counts taken at the radial & apical pulse sites pulse deficit
abnormally slow heart rate bradycardia
fever that alternates between elevated, normal or subnormal temperatures intermittent fever
below normal body temperature hypothermia
common symptom of all fevers excellerated pulse
pulse is the throbbing caused by the regular contraction/expansion of arteries
normal body temperature 98.6
high blood pressure is called hypertension
normal pulse rates vary according to sex,age & altitude
normal blood pressure for an adult 120/80
soft blowing/rasping sounds heard during systole/diastole due to bad valves,aneurysms murmur
critera used when assessing pulse/respiration rates rate,rythm & quality (all of the above)
alternating cycles of hyperpnea/apnea often seen in critically ill/unconscious pts cheyne-stokes
increased CO2 & decreased O2 in the body as a result of some interference w/respiration asphyxia
decreased amount of O2 reaching the body cells hypoxia
lack of O2/absence of O2 anoxia
painful,difficult & labored breathing dyspnea
refers to ordinary quiet respirations made w/out effort eupnea
any tissue,fluid or foreign body removed from a pt specimen
an aqueous solution of 37% formaldehyde w/methanol added, used to preserve specimens formalin
which are kinds of specimens all of the above
designated room/area where pts wait prior to going into the OR preoperative holding area
pts entering the hospital the morning of surgery a.m. admissions
assisting pts & their families w/their need for information & assistance in coping w/the surgical experience patient advocate
surgical care performed w/out overnight hospitalization ambulatory surgery
purpose of the preoperative routine all of the above
jewelry/prosthetic devices must be removed from pt
hairpins are removed to prevent scalp burns/injury
used for most pediatric pts under 5 cribs
may be used for pts who will have local or no anesthesia, pts w/cast changes wheelchair
what are the responsibilites of the circulator when admitting pt to the OR all of the above
the stretcher is pushed from head
who is responsible for obtaining the surgical consent surgeon
purpose of the operative consent form all of the above
care of the specimen is regulated by hospital policy and Joint committee of hospital accreditation
when caring for a specimen, the ST should never place it on a counted sponge
Created by: clmcnees