CNA Chapter 4 Vocabulary

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CNA Chapter 4 Vocabulary
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2012-10-11 22:34:33
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CNA Nursing Assisting Hartman 3rd Edition
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  1. AIRWAY
    the natural passageway for air to enter into the lungs
  2. ANXIETY
    uneasiness, often about a situation or condition
  3. ARTIFICIAL AIRWAY
    any plastic, metal, or rubber device inserted into the respiratory tract for the purpose of maintaining an airway and facilitating ventilation
  4. COMA
    state of unconsciousness in which a person is unable to respond to any change in the environment, including pain
  5. COMBATIVE
    violent or hostile
  6. CONFUSION
    the inability to think clearly and logically
  7. DEFENSE MECHANISMS
    unconscious behaviors used to release tension and/or help a person cope with stress
  8. DEPRESSION
     an illness that causes social withdrawal, lack of energy, and loss of interest in activities, as well as other symptoms
  9. DISORIENTATION
    confusion about person, place, or time; may be permanent or temporary
  10. IMPAIRMENT
    partial or complete loss of function or ability
  11. MASTURBATION
    to touch or rub sexual organs in order to give oneself or anotherr person sexual pleasure
  12. TRACHEOSTOMY
    a surgically-created opening through the neck into the trachea
  13. VENTILATION
    in medicine, the exchange of air between the lungs and the environment

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