EMT 2/12

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EMT 2/12
2013-03-11 17:18:42
EMT mod chap 12

EMT mod 2 chap 12
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  1. auscultation
    listening. A stethoscope is used to auscultate for characteristic sounds
  2. blood pressure
    the force of blood against the walls of the blood vessels
  3. blood pressure monitor
    machine that automatically inflates a blood pressure cuff and measures blood pressure
  4. brachial artery
    the major artery of the arm
  5. brachial pulse
    the pulse felt in the upper arm
  6. bradycardia
    a slow pulse; any pulse rate below 60 beats per min
  7. carotid pulse
    the pulse felt along the large carotid artery on either side of the neck
  8. constrict
    get smaller
  9. diastolic blood pressure
    the pressure remaining in the arteries when the left ventricle of the heart is relaxed and refilling
  10. dilate
    get larger
  11. oxygen saturation (SpO2)
    the ratio of the amount of oxygen present in the blood to the amount that could be carried, expressed as a percentage
  12. palpation
    touching or feeling. a pulse or blood pressure may be palpated with the fingertips
  13. pulse
    the rhythmic beats felt as the heart pumps blood through the arteries
  14. pupil oximeter
    an electronic device for determining the amount of oxygen carried in the blood, known as the oxygen saturation of SpO2
  15. pulse quality
    the rhythm (regular or irregular) and force (strong or weak) of the pulse
  16. pulse rate
    the number of pulse beats per min
  17. pupil
    the black center of the eye
  18. radial pulse
    the pulse felt at the wrist
  19. reactivity
    in the pupils of the eyes, reacting to light by changing size
  20. respiration
    the act of breathing in and breathing out
  21. respiratory quality
    the normal or abnormal (shallow, labored, or noisy) character of breathing
  22. respiratory rhythm
    the regular or irregular spacing of breaths
  23. sphygmomanometer
    the cuff and gauge used to measure blood pressure
  24. systolic blood pressure
    the pressure created when the heart contracts and forces blood out into the arteries
  25. tachycardia
    a rapid pulse; any pulse rate above 100 beats per minute
  26. vital signs
    outward signs of what is going on inside the body, including respiration; pulse; skin color; temperature, and condition (plus capillary refill in infants and children); pupils; and blood pressure