Chapter 15: Urinary System; Therapeutic Terms

Card Set Information

Author:
pugluv01
ID:
95480
Filename:
Chapter 15: Urinary System; Therapeutic Terms
Updated:
2011-07-27 21:15:37
Tags:
medterm ch15 quiz7
Folders:

Description:
Quiz 7
Show Answers:

Home > Flashcards > Print Preview

The flashcards below were created by user pugluv01 on FreezingBlue Flashcards. What would you like to do?


  1. extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL)
    procedure using ultrasound to penetrate the body from the outside and bombard and disintegrate a stone within - most commonly used to treat urinary stones above the bladder
  2. kidney dialysis
    methods of filtering impurities from the blood to replace the function of one or both kidneys due to renal failure
  3. hemodialysis
    method to remove impurities by pumping the patient's blood through a dialyzer, the specialized filter of the artificial kidney machine
  4. peritoneal dialysis
    method of removing impurities using the peritoneum as the filter; catheter insertion in the peritoneal cavity is required to deliver cleansing fluid (dialysate) that is washed in and out in cycles
  5. Kegel exercises
    specific exercises that strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor to maintain proper organ placement and retain urine
  6. urinary catheterization
    methods of placing a tube into the bladder to drain or collect urine
  7. straight catheter
    inserted through the urethra into the bladder to relieve urinary retention or collect a sterile specimen of urine for testing - removed immediately after the procedure
  8. Foley catheter
    indwelling catheter inserted through the urethra into the bladder; includes a collection system that allows urine to be drained into a bag - can remain in place for an extended time
  9. suprapubic catheter
    indwelling catheter inserted directly into the bladder through an abdominal incision above the pubic bone; includes a collection system that allows urine to be drained into a bag - used in patients requiring long-term catheterization

What would you like to do?

Home > Flashcards > Print Preview