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  1. Systolic
    The higher number of the blood pressure and it represents the ventricles contracting.
  2. Disatolic
    The lower number of the blood pressure reading.
  3. Hypotension
    A blood pressure below normal.
  4. Cyanosis
    Adnormal bluish discoloration of the lips, skin and mucous membrane due to lack of oxygen in the blood.
  5. Dyspnea
    Difficulty in breathing.
  6. Auscultation
    Is the process of listening to sounds produced by the body.

    3 systems produce sounds

    • Respiratory
    • Cardiovascular
    • Gastrointestinal
  7. Palpation
    You use the hands and sense of touch to gather data.
  8. Inspection
    Visually inspect the Pt body and observe moods, including all responses and nonverbal behaviors.
  9. Percussion
    Use of the finger tips to tap the body's surface to produce vibration and sound.
  10. Orthopnea
    Breathing only in the upright position.
  11. Eupnea
    normal, regular breathing.
  12. Pulse Pressure
    The difference between the two readings. i.e

    • Systolic
    • Diastolic
  13. Tachycardia
    If the pulse is faster than 100 beats per min.
  14. Bradycardia
    If it is slower than 60 beats per min.
  15. Pulse
    Rythmic beating or vibrating movement in the body.

    Normal beats is 60-100 per min.

    Produced by waves of pressure caused by the ejection of blood from the left ventricle of the heart as it contracts.
  16. Respirations
    The taking in of oxygen, its ultilization in the tissue and giving off carbon dioxide.

    • The act of breathing
    • inhaling and exhaling
  17. Normal Body Temps
    • Oral= 98.6f-37c
    • Rectal= 99.5f-37.5c 1^
    • Axillary= 97.6f-36.4c 1v
    • tympanic= 98.6f-37c
  18. Hypertenison
    Occurs when the elevated pressure is substained above 140/90mm.
  19. Tachypnea
    Patient with a rapid respiratory rate.
  20. Bradypnea
    A slow respiratory rate, below 10 per min.
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