CH 9: Part IV

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CH 9: Part IV
2012-07-06 21:35:35

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  1. adenoidectomy
    excision of the adenoids (lymphatic tissue)
  2. lobectomy
    removal of a lobe of a lung
  3. nasal polypectomy
    removal of a nasal polyp
  4. pneumonectomy
    removal of an entire lung
  5. thoracentesis
    puncture for aspiration of the chest
  6. thoracoplasty
    repair of the chest involving fixation of the ribs
  7. thoracoscopy
    endoscopic examination of the pleural cavity using a thoracoscope
  8. thoracostomy
    creation of an opening in the chest usually for insertion of a tube
  9. thoracotomy
    incision into the chest
  10. tonsillectomy
    excision of the palatine tonsils
  11. tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
    excision of the tonsils and adenoids
  12. tracheostomy
    creating of an opening in the trachea
  13. tracheotomy
    incision into the trachea
  14. cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
    artificial respiration-closed chested massage to restore breathing
  15. continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
    • device that pumps a constant pressurized flow of air through the nasal passages
    • prevents sleep apnea
  16. endotracheal intubation
    passage of tube into the trache via nose/mouth to open the airway to deliver gas mixtures to lungs.
  17. incentive spirometry
    postoperative breathing therapy-encouraged inhalation through spirometer-to exercise lungs and prevent pulmonary complications
  18. mechanical ventilation
    mechanical method performed by a respiratory therapist to assist breathing using a ventilator.
  19. antibiotic
    drug that kills/inhibits growth of microorganisms
  20. bronchodilator
    drug that dilates the muscular walls of the bronchi
  21. expectorant
    drug that breaks up mucus and promotes coughing