patient care vocab

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  1. the outermost point of the spine of the shoulder blade
    acromial process
  2. set of techniques for determining an individuals body fat composition by measuring and recording dimensions of the body such as height and weight
    anthropometric measurements
  3. the main trunk of the systemic arteries
    aorta
  4. the triangular cavity on the anterior section of the arm opposite the elbow
    antecubital fossa
  5. free from pathogenic micro-organisms
    Aseptic
  6. an instrument that sterilizes equipment and supplies by high pressure saturated steam
    Autoclave
  7. the area on the human body under the joint that connects the arm to the shoulder
    axillary
  8. the major artery of the upper arm
    brachial artery
  9. a slow heart rate
    bradycardia
  10. a container designed to collect any biological waste or product that has been contaminated with bilogical waste
    biohazard bag
  11. a substance that dilates the bronchi in the lungs decreasing resistance in the respiratory airways
    bronchodilators
  12. a scale for measuring temperature name for Anders Celsius
    Celsius
  13. a yellow waxy substance secreted by the ear canal
    cerumen
  14. a disinfectant and sterilazation product of alkaline glutaraldehyde
    cidex
  15. a clear mucous membrane that covers the inner surface of the eyelid and white part of the eyeball
    conjunctiva
  16. appearance of blue or purple skin
    cyanotic
  17. the period of time when the heart fills with blood after contraction
    diastolic/diastole
  18. the muscle forming the rounded contour of the shoulder, shaped almost like a letter D
    deltoid
  19. electrocardiography, a test that records the eelectrical activity of the heart
    EKG
  20. the temperature scale proposed in 1724 by Daniel Gariel Fahrenheit
    fahrenheit
  21. external or internal swollen veins in the anal canal
    hemorrhoids
  22. a device that measures a patient's cardiac activity over a period of time
    holter monitor
  23. high blood pressure
    hypertension
  24. a severe increase in blood pressure which could result in stroke
    hypertensive crisis
  25. the corner of the eye where the upper and lower eyelids meet
    inner canthus
  26. an injection within or between the layers of the skin
    intradermal injection
  27. an injection of a substance directly into the muscle
    intramuscular injection
  28. a device that admisnisters medication in a mist form
    nebulizer
  29. OSHA
    Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  30. to examine by touch
    palpate
  31. any medication that is admisnistered in a route other than ingestion
    parenteral medication
  32. branch of medicine dealing with the care of infants, children, and adolescent
    pediatrics
  33. a state of having a high normal blood pressure with the potential for developing high blood pressure
    prehypertension
  34. artery tha carries deoxygenated blood from the heart to the lungs
    pulmonary artery
  35. the vital sign assessment of observing the number of times the chest rises in 1 minute
    respirations
  36. a puncuture-proof container designed speciafically to safely dispose of needles, scalpels, and other sharp disposable medical instruments
    sharps container
  37. patient lies on the left side with the right knee sharply bent and resting on the exam table
    sim's position
  38. a chart used to determine visual acuity
    snellen chart
  39. a device for performing blood pressures; includes the blood pressure cuff
    sphygmomanometer
  40. a device that measures the volume of air inhaled and exhaled
    spirometer
  41. a device for listening to the internal sounds of the body
    stethoscope
  42. an injection of solution below the skin, into the subcutaneous tissue
    subcutaneous injeciton
  43. patient lies on his or her back
    supine position
  44. a stich used to hold tissue together
    suture
  45. the contraction of the heart
    systolic/systole
  46. an abnormally fast hearbeat
    tachycardia
  47. a major artery of the head, under the skin of the forehead
    temporal artery
  48. applied to the surface of the skin
    topical
  49. an adhesive patch, palced on the skin to administer a specific dose of medication through the skin and into the bloodstream
    trandermal patch
  50. a thin membrane that separates the external ear from the middle ear; also known as the ear drum
    tympanic membrane
  51. the two large chambers that collect blood from the artia and expel blood the entire body or to the lungs
    ventricles
  52. drawing blood from the vein
    venipuncture
  53. measurements observed, measured and monitored to check a patient's level of physical function
    vital signs

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