CNA - Chapter 20

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CNA - Chapter 20
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  1. blood pressure
    the amount of force exerted against the walls of an artery by the blood
  2. body temperature
    the amount of heat in the body that is a balance between the amount of heat produced, and the amount lost by the body
  3. diastolic pressure
    the pressure in the arteries when the heart is at rest
  4. fever
    elevated body temperature
  5. hypertension
    blood pressure measurements that remain above (hyper) a systolic pressure of 140 mm Hg or a diastolic pressure above 90 mm Hg
  6. hypotension
    when the systolic blood pressure is below (hypo) 90 mm Hg and the diastolic pressure is below 60 mm Hg
  7. intake
    the amount of fluid taken in
  8. output
    the amount of fluid lost
  9. pulse
    the beat of the heart felt at an artery as a wave of blood passes through the artery
  10. pulse rate
    the number of heartbeats or pluses felt in 1 mintue
  11. respiration
    breathing air into (inhalation) and out of (exhalation) the lungs
  12. systolic pressure
    the pressure in the arteries when the heart contracts
  13. vitals signs
    temperature, pulse, respirations (TPR), and blood pressure (BP)
  14. C
    Centigrade; Celsius
  15. F
    Fahrenheit
  16. Hg
    Mercury
  17. ID
    identification
  18. I&O
    Intake and Output
  19. IV
    Intravenous
  20. mL
    Milliliter
  21. mm
    Millimeter
  22. mm Hg
    Millimeters of mercury
  23. measuring BP
    Blood pressure is normally measured in the brachial artery

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