phleb 5

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  1. patency
    the state of being freely open, as in a patient's veins
  2. paternity test
    a test to determine the probability that a specific individual fathered a particular child
  3. patient feedback
    information from a person who is being treated by a health care agency regarding, e.g., the services being provided, the clinical facilities, satisfaction
  4. patient identification
    a process that makes sure the right patient is receiving the right treatment and tight diagnostic procedures. A patient identification band is used when the patient is unable to answer for themselves
  5. patient's Bill of Rights
    describes the rights and expectations of clients in a health care setting; first published by the American Hospital Association (AHA) in 1975
  6. penetration depth
    the depth to which the needle is inserted for venipuncture or a lancet is inserted for blood sample
  7. pediatrics
    medical science relating to the care of children and the treatment of their diseases
  8. percutaneous inoculation
    through the skin INNOCULATION
  9. phagocytosis
    a process by which bacteria and other invasive organisms are surrounded and taken in by white blood cells (WBCs)
  10. phase
    a stage of development; a transitory appearance
  11. phlebotomy
    "Phlebos" means vein; "tome" means incision; phlebotomy means incision into a vein
  12. physical agent
    a natural or material thing that causes an effect
  13. plasma
    a clear, pale yellow fluid that is nearly 90% water
  14. platelet activation and aggregation
    the process by which platelets are triggered to degranulate and stick to injured surfaces
  15. plunger
    the portion of a syringe that pushes or pulls the liquid; when fluid is pulled into a syrigne the plunger is pulled back; the plunger is pushed when fluid is moved out of the syringe
  16. pneumatic tube
    a system that may be installed into a health care agency that allows papers and objects to be moved throughout the agency using a vacuum tube
  17. point
    the sharp end of any object
  18. point of care
    testing that occurs at the bedside for immediate treatment decisions, such as blood glucose testing
  19. polymer gel
    an inert synthetic substance that undergoes a temporarychange in viscosity during centrifugation; provides a barrier between the plasma/serum and the cell/clot
  20. polypropylene
    an unsaturated hydrocarbon (propylene) eg. The material used for a plastic tube, which is used for aliquoting specimens
  21. positive stress
    a stress that can often provide the person with the energy and motivation to meet daily tasks both at home and at the workplace; people may not consider this as stress because they feel happy and satisfied by having met the goals of the task
  22. potassium
    an electrolyte found in the blood but primarily in the body's cells. Symbol is "K"
  23. potassium oxalate
    an anticoagulant stored in the evacuated tube with gray stopper
  24. primary care
    a system of care provided in an acute care hispital; the nurse has 24-hour responsibility for a patient
  25. pressure
    squeezing or compression
  26. processes
    a particular method of doing something, generally involving a number of steps or operations
  27. professionalism
    conduct that is shown through fine artistry or workmanship and is based on sound knowledge and conscientiousness. having to do with appearance, grooming, physical fitness, behavior, and customer service
  28. profitable
    something that makes money
  29. prothrombin
    a protein in circulating blood, called factor II, that is involved in coagulation. When measured is known as PT time
  30. pumping
    the vigorous opening and closing of the fist
  31. quality
    that which belongs to something and make or helps to make it what it is
  32. quality service
    expectations include: no harm and minimal discomfort when a soecimen is collected; expertise in collection of quality; treatment of individuals; good listening and respect for opinions; courtesy and respect
  33. radial artery
    the artery that is found in the wrist on the thumb side; usually used for determination of a person's pulse and for arterial punctures
  34. radiation
    the act or process of radiating; specifically, the process in which energy in the form of rays of light, heat, etc. is sent our from atoms and molecules as they undergo physical change. Used for X-ray pictures and is poisonous in large doses
  35. radiation safety symbol
    a symbol used to show a radiation are or substance. See appendix
  36. radioactive implants
    body cavity implants made of radioactive materials
  37. rapport
    a close or sympathetic realtionship; harmony; agreement
  38. receiver
    in the process of communication, the person who is getting the informationor message
  39. red blood cell folate
    a form of water-solube B vitamin needed to make normal red blood cells' A specimen being tested for red cell folate has a light sensitivity and proper precautions must be taken
  40. reflux
    a return or backward flow
  41. rehabilitation
    the processes of treatment and education that lead the disabled individual to attain maximum function; a sense of well-being and a personally satisfying level of independence
  42. renin
    an enzyme, produced by the kidney, to kepp your blood pressure elevated in an emergency
  43. requisition
    a formal written order, request or application, as for equipment, tools, etc.
  44. resheathing
    putting the cover back on a needle
  45. respiratory isolation
    a method of controlling the spread of infection due to airborne diseases. A patient is placed into respiratory isolation when the illness he/she has is passed to another via coughing (mist, droplet, drops). A common example is isolation for tuberculosis
  46. Respondeat superior
    "let the master respond" places the employer in a position of responsibility for the acts of its employees
  47. retract
    to draw back or in
  48. risk management
    a department or person who continually monitors various situations for potential risk that can be damaging to patients, organizations, or personnel
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