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Chapter One Terms

Role of the Electrocardiographer

QuestionAnswer
ANGIOPLASTY SURGICAL REPAIR OF BLOOD VESSELS
ARRHYTMIA ABNORMAL HEARTBEATS
(AED) AUTOMATIC EXTERNAL DEFBRILLATOR A LIGHTWEIGHT, PORTABLE DEVICE THAT RECONIZES ABNORMAL RHYTHM AND DETERMINS IF THE RHYTHM IS CONSIDERED A "SHOCKABLE RHYTHM".
BODY MECHANICS USING MOVEMENTS THAT MAINTAIN PROPER POSTURE AND AVOID MUSCLE AND BONE INJURIES.
(CPR)CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION TO PROVIDE VENTILATIONS (BREATHS) AND CHEST COMPRESSIONS (BLOOD CIRCULATIONS) FOR A PERSON WHO SHOWS NO SIGNS OF BREATHING OR HAVING A HEARTBEAT
CARDIOVASCULAR RELATED TO THE HEART AND BLOOD VESSELS (VEINS AND ARTERIES)
CODE BLUE WHEN A PATIENT IS UNRESPONSIVE AND NEEDS ASSISTANCE IMMEDIATELY
(CAD) CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
DEFIBRILLATOR A MACHINE THAT PRODUCES AND SENDS AN ELECTRICAL SHOCK TO THE HEART, WHICH IS INTENDED TO CORRECT THE ELECTRICAL PATTERN OF THE HEART
(ECG) ELECTROCARDIOGRAM A TRACING OF THE HEART ELECTRICAL ACTIVITY RECORDED BY AN ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH
ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH AN INSTRUMENT USED TO RECORD THE ELECTRICAL ACTIVITY FO THE HEART
ELECTROCARDIOLOGY STUDY OF THE HEARTS ELECTRICAL ACTIVITY
GALVANOMETER AN INSTRUMENT IS UESD TO DETECT ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH WAVES.
HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
HOLTER MONITOR AN INSTRUMENT THAT RECORDS THE ELECTRICAL ACTIVITY OF THE HEART DURING THE PATIENTS NORMAL DAILY ACTIVITIES; AKA: AMBULATORY MONITOR
ISOLATION PRECAUTIONS Steps take to prevent the spread of infection; some examples include separating the infected patient from others and using personal protective equipment
(MI) MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION (HEART ATTACK) A blockage of one or more of the coronary arteries causing lack of oxygen to the heart and damage to the muscle tissue
PACEMAKER (ARTIFICAL) Refers to a natural or man made source of electrical current causing depolarization of the myocardium.
STANDARD PRECAUTIONS Procedures, such as wearing gloves, used with all patients that are designed to prevent the spread of infection.
STAT IMMEDIATELY
TECHNICIAN AN INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS TO CARRY OUT TECHNICAL PROCEDURES.
TECHNOLOGIST AN INDIVIDUAL WHO SPECIALIZES IN A FIELD OF SCIENCE.
TELEMETRY THE TRANSMISSION OF DATA ELECTRONICALLY TO AN UNATTACHED OR DISTANT LOCATION
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