Extras for NRSG 100 Exam 1

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  1. auscultation
    listening to internal sounds of the body as with a stethoscope
  2. palpation
    feeling something, as when feeling for a radial pulse
  3. Locations for peripheral pulse
    • Temporal: temple
    • Carotid: neck
    • Brachial: elbow
    • Radial: wrist
    • Femoral: upper thigh
    • Popliteal: back of knee
    • Pedis: foot
  4. select a BP cuff that is at least __% of the arm circumference
  5. Nurse practice acts
    • define legal scope of nursing practice
    • exclude untrained or unlicensed people from practicing nursing
    • create a stable board of nursing
    • make and enforce rules and regulations
    • define important terms and activities in nursing
    • provide legal requirements and titles for RNs and LPNs
    • establish criteria for education and licensure of nurses
  6. Ivy Tech Student Nurse Liability
    • students are responsible for their own acts of negligence if it results in a patient injury
    • students are held to the same standard of care that would be used to evaluate the action of a registered nurse.
  7. health
    a state of complete physical, mental, and social well being, not merely the absence of disease of infirmity.
  8. illness
    the unique response of a person to a disease; an abnormal process involving changed level of functioning
  9. acute illness
    • generally has a rapid onset of symptoms and lasts only a relatively short time
    • examples: appendicitis, pneumonia, diarrhea, common cold
  10. chronic illness
    • a broad term that encompasses many different physical and mental alterations in health
    • examples: diabetes mellitus, lung disease, arthritis, lupus
  11. stages of illness behavior
    • experiencing symptoms
    • assuming the sick role
    • assuming a dependent role
    • achieving recovery and rehabilitation
  12. The Health Belief Model
    • concerned with what people perceive to be true about themselves in relation to their health
    • modifying factors for health include demographic, sociopsychological, and structural variables
    • based on three components of individual perceptions of threat of a disease:
    • perceived suseptability
    • perceived seriousness of the disease
    • perceived benefits of action
  13. Health Illness Continuum
    • measures a person's level of health
    • views health as a constantly changing state with high level wellness and death on opposite sides of a continuum
    • illustrates the dynamic ever changing state of health
  14. managed care systems
    a "gatekeeper" plans and monitors the care
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Extras for NRSG 100 Exam 1
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