CNAChpt13April

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  1. The pulse on the left side of the chest, just below the nipple
    Apical Pulse
  2. The absence of breathing; may be temporary
    Apnea
  3. The abbreviation for “beats per minute”
    BPM
  4. The pulse inside the elbow; used to measure the blood pressure
    Brachial pulse
  5. A slow heart rate; under 60 beats per minute
    Bradycardia
  6. The centigrade temperature scale in which the boiling point of water is 100 degrees and freezing point of water is 0 degrees
    Celsius
  7. Type of respiration with periods of apnea lasting at least 10 seconds, along with alternation periods of slow, irregular respiration or rapid, shallow respiration
    Cheyne-Stokes respiration
  8. Second measurement of blood pressure; phase when the heart relaxes
    Diastolic
  9. To widen
    Dilate
  10. Difficulty in breathing
    Dyspnea
  11. Normal respirations
    Eupnea
  12. The process of exhaling air out of the lungs
    Expirations
  13. A temperature scale where the boiling point of water is 212 degrees and the freezing point of water is 32 degrees
    Fahrenheit
  14. High blood pressure
    Hypertension
  15. Low blood pressure
    Hypotension
  16. A condition in which body temperature drops below the level required for normal functioning; severe sub-normal body temperature
    Hypothermia
  17. The process of inhaling air into the lungs
    Inspiration
  18. Shortness of breath when lying down that is relieved by sitting up
    Orthopnea
  19. A sudden drop in blood pressure that occurs when a person stand up; also called postural hypotension
    Orthostatic Hypotension
  20. A condition in which a person has a systolic
    measurement of 120–139 mm Hg and a diastolic measurement of 80-89mm HG; indicator that the person does not have high blood pressure now but is likely to have it in the future
    Prehypertension
  21. The pulse on the inside of the wrist, when the radial artery runs just beneath the skin
    Radial pulse
  22. The process of inhaling air into the lungs (inspiration) and exhaling air out of the lungs (expiration)
    Respiration
  23. A device that measures blood pressure
    Sphygmomanometer
  24. An instrument used to hear sounds in the human body, such as the heart beat or pulse, breathing sounds, or bowel sounds
    Stethoscope
  25. First measurement of blood pressure; phase when the heart is at work, contracting and pushing blood out
    of the left ventricle
    Systolic
  26. A fast heartbeat, over 100 beats per minute
    Tachycardia
  27. Rapid respirations
    Tachypnea
  28. A device used for measuring the degree of heat or cold
    Thermometer
  29. Measurement that monitor the function of the vital organs of the body
    Vital signs

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