EMT 5/37

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  1. autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
    developmental disorders that affect, among other things, the ability to communicate, report medical conditions, self-regulate behaviors, and interact with others.
  2. automatic implanted cardiac defibrillator (AICD)
      adevice implanted under the skin of the chest to detect any lifethreatening dysrhythmia and deliver a shock to defibrillate te heart.
  3. bariatrics
     the branch of medicine that deals with the causes of obesity, as well as its prevention and treatment.
  4. central IV catheter
     a catheter surgically inserted for long term delivery of medications or fluids into the central circulation.
  5. continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
     a device worn by a patient that blows oxygen or air under constant low pressure through a tube and mask to keep airway passages from collapsing at the end of a breath.
  6. dialysis
     the precoess of filtering the blood to remove toxic or unwanted wastes and fluids
  7.  disability
     a physical, emotional, behavioral, or cognitive condition that interferes with a person's ability to carry out everyday tasks, such as working or caring for oneself
  8. feeding tube
     a tube used to provide delivery of nutrients to the stomach. A nasogastric feeding tube is inserted through the nose and into the stomach; a gastric feeding tube is surgically implanted through the abdominal wall and into the stomach.
  9. left ventricular assist device (LVAD)
      a battery-powered mechanical pump implanted in the body to assist a failing left ventricle in pumping blood to the body.
  10. obestiy
     a condition of having too much body fat, defined as a baody mass index of 30 or greater.
  11. ostomy bag
     an external pouch that collects fecal matter diverted from the colon or ileum through a surgical opening (colostomy or ileostomy) in the abdominal wall.
  12. pacemaker
     a device implanted under the skin with wires implanted intot he heart to modify the heart rate as needed to maintain an adequate heart rate.
  13. stoma
     a surgically created opening into the body, as with a racheostomy, colostomy, or ileostomy.
  14. tracheostomy
     a surgical opening in the neck into the trachea.
  15. urinary catheter
     a tube inserted into the baldder through the urethra to drain urine from the bladder.
  16.  ventilator
     a device that breathes for a patient
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EMT 5/37
2013-05-21 21:31:11
EMT 37

EMT 5/37
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