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vital signs exam

ABG arterial blood gasses
AF atrail fibrillations
BMI body mass index
BP blood pressure
CCU cornary care unit
CHF congestive heart failure
CSM circulation, sensation & movement
SPD sterile processing department
CVA cerebral vascular accident
DB deep breaths and coughing
ht. height
ICU intensive care unit
MI myocardial infarction
PFT pulmonary function test
PRN as required
PVA peripheral vascular assesment
RT or RRCP respiratory therapy / registerd respiratory care practitioner
TPR temperature pulse and respirations
TB tuberculosis
Wt. weight
pressure on the vascular walls when heart is contracting systolic pressure
insufficient oxygen in blood or tissue hypoxia
disease that affects the air passages in the lungs causing SOB asthma
extremely low heartbeat bradycardia
deposits of fat in arterial walls atherosclerosis
high blood pressure hypertension
pressure exerted on vessels when heart is relaxing diastolic pressure
musical-pitched sounds, heard on auscultation rhonchi
sounds produced by air passing over airway secretions crepitations
loss of large amount of blood hemorrhage
chronic obstructive lung disease COLD
irregular heartbeat arrhythmia
acute infection of the lungs pneumonia
hardening of the arteries arteriosclerosis
step-down unit from ICU Telemetry Unit
assesses patients, devise deep breathing exersizes physiotherapist
remove the endotracheal tube extubation
sounds produced by air passing over airway secretions crackles
traces heart's activity, readout displayed on small screen telemetry monitor
notify the appropriate people "call the arrest"
electronic device that regulates the heartbeat pacemaker
heart unable to pump all the blood away from the lungs CHF
rapid, irregular twitching atrial fibrillation
anthropometric measurements height and weight
endotracheal suctioning deep suctioning
important measurements of the body's state of health vital signs
using gravity to help drain mucus and secretions postural drainage
degeneration of the alveolar sac emphysema
using cupped hands to firmly strike regions to move secretions clapping
rapid movements of flattened hands to move secretions vibrations
Created by: MedixMOA
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