CNA Chapter 8 Vocabulary

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CNA Chapter 8 Vocabulary
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CNA Nursing Assisting Hartman 3rd Edition
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Emergency Care, First Aid, and Disasters
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  1. Abdominal Thrusts
    a method of attempting to remove an object from the airway of someone who is choking
  2. Cardiac Arrest
    the medical term for the stopping of the heartbeat
  3. Code Team
    group of people chosen for a particular shift to respond to resident emergencies
  4. Conscious
    the state of being mentally alert and having awareness of surroundings, sensations, and thoughts
  5. CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
    refers to medical procedures used when a person's heart and lungs have stopped working
  6. Diabetic Ketoacidosis
    a life-threatening complication of diabetes that can result from undiagnosed diabetes, not enough insulin, eating too much, not getting enough exercise, and stress; also known as ketoacidosis or hyperglycemia
  7. Dyspnea
    difficulty breathing
  8. Emesis
    the act of vomiting or ejecting stomach contents through the mouth and/or nose
  9. Epistaxis
    a nosebleed
  10. Expressive Aphasia
    inability to express oneself to others through speech or written words
  11. Fainting
    loss of conciousness; also called syncope
  12. First Aid
    care given by the first people to respond to an emergency
  13. Hemiparesis
    weakness on one side of the body
  14. Hemiplegia
    paralysis of one side of the body
  15. Hyperglycemia
    a life-threatening complication of diabetes that can result from undiagnosed diabetes, not enough insulin, eating too much, not getting enough exercise, and stress; also known as diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) orĀ ketoacidosisĀ 
  16. Hypoglycemia
    a life-threatening complication of diabetes that can result from either too much insulin or too little food; also know as insulin reaction and insulin shock
  17. Insulin Reaction
    a life-threatening complication of diabetes that can result from either too much insulin or too little food; also know as hypoglycemia
  18. Myocardial Infraction
    a condition in which blood flow to the heart is blocked and muscle cells die; also called a heart attack
  19. Obstructed Airway
    a condition in which the tube through which air enters the lungs is blocked
  20. Receptive Aphasia
    inability to understand what others are communicating through speech or written words
  21. Respiratory Arrest
    the medical term for the stopping of breathing
  22. Shock
    a condition in which there is decreased blood flow to organs and tissues
  23. Syncope
    loss of conciousness; also called fainting

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