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Vital Signs
Pulse, blood pressure, and respiration
Blood Pressure
the pressure of blood in the arteries.
Systolic
The blood pressure when the heart is contracting
Diastolic
measures the heart at rest.
Pulse
The beat of the heart felt in an artery
Respiration
inhaliing in of oxygen, exhaling out of carbon dioxide
Temperature
balance of heat loss and production
CPR <cardiopulmonary resuscitation>
artificial respiration with external cardiac massage
Compression
applying force on chest. initiates a heart beat.
Sternum
breastbone
Xiphoid process
lowest portion of the sternum
Blood
fluid circulating through the heart
Abdominal thrust
force at beltline to force air up the wind pipe.
PAtients Health History
reguarding pts. past and present health status
Sphygmomanometer
determines arterial blood pressure
Stethoscope
intensifys body sounds
AMBU bag
Forces air into patients lungs
Syncope
fainting
Shock
any condition that may alter the intake of oxygen
Asphyxiation
not breathing