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LITHOTOMY
USED FOR VAGINAL, PERINEAL, AND RECTAL PROCEDURES.
PADDED BODY AND KIDNEY REST
USED TO STABILIZE THE BODY IN LATERAL KIDNEY POSITION.
SITTING
USED FOR NEUROSURGICAL AND SOME OTORHINOLOGY PROCEDURES.
ALCOHOLS (ISOPROPYL AND ETHYL)
ARE FLAMMABLE; THEREFORE, THEY MUST BE USED IN SMALL QUANTITIES AND MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO POOL AROUND OR UNDER PATIENTS, ESPECIALLY WHEN LASERS OR ELECTROSURGICAL UNITS ARE USED.
BLUNT DISSECTION
USE OF A SPONGE OR BLUNT INSTRUMENT TO SEPARATE TISSUE ON A NARROW ANATOMICAL PLANE.
FIXATIVE
A SUBSTANCE USED TO HARDEN AND PRESERVE SPECIMENS.
SHARP DISSECTION
USE OF A KNIFE, SCISSORS, OR CUTTING INSTRUMENT TO SEPERATE TISSUE.
AMBULATORY SURGERY
SURGICAL CARE PERFORMED WITHOUT OVERNIGHT HOSPITALIZATION.
OR TABLE
USED TO ACHIEVE ANY DISIRED THROUGH MANUAL OR ELECTRICAL CONTROLS; ACCEPTS ATTACHMENTS.
SURGICAL SPONGE
STERILE, ABSORBENT, LINT-FREE MATERIAL OF VARYING SIZES AND SHAPES WITH RADIOPAQUE STRIPS USED DURING OPERATIVE PROCEDURES.
SUPINE
USED FOR ABDOMINAL AND ABDOMINOTHORACIC PROCEDURES, AS WELL AS SOME LOWER EXTRIMITY PROCEDURES.
REMITTENT FEVER
FEVER THAT ALTERNATELY RISES AND DROPS, BUT WHICH HAS NO INTERVAL OF NORMAL BODY TEMPERATURE.
SAFETY BELT (KNEE STRAP)
USED TO SECURE PATIENT DURING ALL INDUCTIONS AND MOST POSITIONS EXCEPT LITHOTOMY.
HYPERPNEA
INCREASED RATE AND/OR DEPTH OF RESPIRATIONS.
SURGICAL DRESSING
STERILE MATERIALS APPLIED TO THE INCISION SITE AT COMPLETION OF A SURGICAL PROCEDURE.
SPECIMEN
ANY TISSUE, FLUID, OR FOREIGN BODY REMOVED FROM A PATIENT.
ARMBOARD
USED TO SUPPORT THE ARM WHEN GIVING INTRAVENOUS INFUSIONS.
RADIOPAQUE
IMPENETRABLE TO X-RAYS OR OTHER FORMS OF RADIATION; THEREFORE, IS VISIBLE UNDER X-RAY.
DISSECTION
SEPARATION OF TISSUES THROUGH ANATOMICAL PLANES; MAY BE SHARP OR BLUNT.
PULSE DEFICIT
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PULSE COUNTS TAKEN SIMULTANEOUSLY AT TWO SITES, USUALLY RADIAL AND APICAL PULSES.
NURSING DIAGNOSIS
CLASSIFYING PATIENT DATA COLLECTED TO FOCUS ON CARE NEEDED.
ORTHOPNEA
BREATHING POSSIBLE ONLY WHEN PERSON SITS OR STANDS IN AN ERECT POSITION.
FEBRILE
FEVERISH; PRETAINING TO FEVER.
ASHYXIA
INCREASED CO2 AND DECREASED O2 IN THE BODY AS A RESULT OF SOME INTERFERENCE WITH RESPIRATIONS.