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122 Cards in this Set

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cerebral vascular accident
(CVA) stroke: A sudden rupture or blockage of a blood vessel within the brain causing serious bleeding or local obstruction to circulatory flow in the brain
biohazard bag
a bag in which you place any type of biological waste (soiled linens, etc…)
decubitus ulcer
A bed sore or discolored, open area of skin damaged by pressure
bladder training
A behavioral technique that teaches the patient to resist or inhibit the urge to urinate, and to urinate according to a schedule rather than urinating at the urge
A cast is a shell, frequently made from plaster, encasing a limb to hold a broken bone
A clouding of the eye that interferes with light entering the eye.
a condition caused by blocking the airways to the lungs (as with food or swelling of the larynx)
A condition caused by the loss of too much water from the body. Severe diarrhea or vomiting can cause dehydration
A condition caused when the body is unable to use insulin to process the glucose (sugar) in the blood properly and so the level of glucose in the blood is too high for good health
A condition in which the patient has lost touch with reality and experiences hallucinations and misperceptions
A condition of being free from germs and infection.
assistive device
a device that offers assistance
clear liquid diet
a diet made up of clear liquids
A feeling of apprehension, fear, nervousness, or dread accompanied by restlessness or tension.
diabetes mellitus
A group of disorders in which there is a defect in the transfer of glucose (sugar) from the bloodstream into cells, leading to abnormally high levels of blood sugar (hyperglycemia)
A lower than normal number of red blood cells
a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity
dying process
a natural slowing down of the body’s systems
A permanent shortening of the muscles and tendons adjacent to a joint, which can result from severe, untreated spasticity and interferes with normal movement around the affected joint
a prescribed selection of foods
demanding resident
a resident that demands a lot from staff
disoriented resident
a resident that feels disoriented or confused
confused resident
a resident that is confused
a shallow vessel used by a bedridden patient for defecation and urination
bed cradle
A simple metal frame, whose base slips between the mattress and the bed base and the top forms a support cradle for the bedclothes to keep them clear of the feet and legs.
a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance
A term used to describe feeling worn out and unable to carry on with a stressful activity
able to communicate
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome: a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles
action: the state of being active
Activities of Daily Living: Activities that are considered an everyday part of normal life.
abdominal thrusts
An emergency technique used to eject an object, such as food, from the trachea of a choking person. The technique employs a firm upward thrust just below the rib cage to force air from the lungs.
an interpretation that removes obstacles to understanding; OR clearing: the act of removing solid particles from a liquid
body fluids
Any fluid in the human body, such as blood, urine, saliva, sputum (spit), tears, semen, mother's milk or vaginal secretions
any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division
Any process that destroys or removes disease-causing organisms such as viruses, bacteria or protozoa
appearing blue, due to insufficient oxygen in the blood.
artificial removal of waste products from the blood when the kidneys fail
being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering
blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart to the body
Bluish discoloration of the skin or mucous membranes caused by lack of oxygen in the bloo
Bowel movements are infrequent or incomplete
brain disorder that begins in early childhood and persists throughout adulthood; affects three crucial areas of development: communication, social interaction, and creative or imaginative play
cerebral vascular accident: stroke
Chemical and other processes used for disinfection
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A progressive lung disease process characterized by difficulty breathing, wheezing, and a chronic cough
confinement to bed continuously
converting measures
converting cc to mL or oz to cc
appropriate response
correct answer
coughing excessively
coughling a lot
Difficult or painful urination.
Difficulty in swallowing.
discharging resident
discontinuing or allowing a resident to leave our care/facility
Do Not Resuscitate
Draw tight or compress at some point
dry skin
dry skin
antiembolic stockings
elastic stockings that help with a residents circulation on their extremities
excessive accumulation of fluid.
false teeth
flow of blood from a ruptured blood vessels
Frequent and watery bowel movements.
dressing resident
getting a resident dressed
admitting residents
give access or entrance to residents
congestive heart failure
Heart failure caused by loss of pumping power by the heart, resulting in fluids collecting in the body
body alignment
how the torso, limbs, spine,sholders are all in proper alignment
Inflammation of a joint(s) causing pain, swelling and stiffness.
avoiding falls
keep away from falling down
Loss of ability to speak or understand speech.
means the property that data or information is not made available or disclosed to unauthorized persons or processes
Movement away from the midline of the body.
Movement toward the midline of the body.
chest pain
Muscular pain at the point where the ribs meet the chest bone may occur.
neurodegenerative disease which results in a loss of mental functions (dementia) due to the deterioration of brain tissue
Occurring suddenly or over a short period of time.
People/residents that have lost a limb
circulatory system
pertaining to the heart and blood vessels, and the circulation of blood.
physical unsteadiness, imbalance, and lightheadedness associated with balance disorders.
care plan
Plan of professional clinical activities developed to implement the treatment plan.
confidential information
private information
Angina pectoris
recurring chest pain or discomfort that happens when some part of the heart does not receive enough blood.
ambulatory resident
resident able to walk
Shortness of breath, difficult or labored breathing.
situated at the tip.
something going wrong unexpectedly
back strain
strain in the back
axillary temperature
temperature taken from under the arm
the act of contaminating or polluting
bowel movements
the act of eliminating solid or semisolid waste material from the digestive tract
catheter drainage bag
the bag in which the urine drains into when a patient/resident uses a catheter
basic human needs
the basic needs of humans:
the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
The bottom of the two blood pressure numbers. Measures the heart at rest.
call light
The button which the resident/patient will push when in need of something
the entry of secretions or foreign material into the trachea and lungs
blood pressure
The force exerted in the arteries by blood as it circulates. It is divided into systolic (when the heart contracts) and diastolic (when the heart is filling) pressures
body language
The gestures, poses, movements, and expressions that a person uses to communicate.
elimination of wastes
the getting rid of wastes
bed height
the height of the bed
The loss of intellectual functions (such as thinking, remembering, and reasoning) of sufficient severity to interfere with a person’s daily functioning
body mechanics
the mechanics of the function of the various systems of the human body, especially the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory and nervous systems
the negotiation of the terms of a transaction or agreement
central nervous system
The part of the nervous system that includes the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord.
bed position
the position in which the bed is
bed bath
the process of bathing while in bed
cleaning spills
the process of cleaning up spills
the process of exchanging information and ideas
aging process
the process of systems' deterioration with time
The progressive loss of muscle mass, or wasting, caused by reduction in the size or number of muscle cells
The recording in a permanent format of information derived from conservation activities
The refusal to admit to one's self the truth or reality
affected side
The side of the body that has been/will be affected
the state of being blind or lacking sight
the surgical creation of an opening between the colon and the body: for getting rid of body waste (stool)
cardiovascular system
The system composed of the heart, blood vessels, and blood.
to bathe
to walk
Treating another person with physical or mental cruelty, usually on a regular basis and against their will
disrespectful treatment
treatment that is disrespectful
Treatment with anticancer drugs.
twice daily
Very small, single-celled life-forms that can reproduce quickly
ambulate with assistance
walk with assistance