Nursing General # 1 : Nursing Course


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A condition where a patient has difficulty breathing or is unable to breathe while recumbent is called

Orthopnea

Rationale: We must constantly take patient condition and patient habitus into account while assisting the patient with positioning. Depending on what the patient is being treated for, there are certain positions that are contraindicated and should not be observed. For instance, a patient that is struggling with cardiac insufficiency may find it must easier to breathe when sitting fully upright. Or a patient that is considered critically obese may not be able to breathe when lying supine. A patient that has difficulty breathing or is unable to breathe while recumbent is suffering from orthopnea. If this condition comes on suddenly, place the patient in the Fowler’s position until the symptoms pass.


A patient breaking out in a cold sweat is called

Diaphoretic

Rationale: Patient contact is an often overlooked tool at our disposals as medical professionals. Sometimes in a single touch we can take in a wealth of indispensible information about the patient. A patient that feels cool, clammy, and is taking on a pale pallor is known as being diaphoretic. A patient that has hot, dry skin may let you know that the patient is currently with a fever. At the same time a patient that feels warm, and slightly moist, could be feeling completely normal. Skin temperature isn’t used instead of other techniques, but it is absolutely a quick insight into the condition of the patient when passing from room to room.


A style of hand hygiene that allows the healthcare worker to maintain sterility is called

Sterile Scrub Technique

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A therapy that acts by decreasing the body’s normal immune responses is called

Immunosuppressant Therapy

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An involuntary loss of bowel or bladder control is called

Incontinence

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An opening made in the intestine through the abdominal wall that opens externally is called a

Stoma

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Characteristics of certain types of microorganisms that cause them to be pathogens and separate them from typical flora is called

Virulence Factors

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Stimulating the heart electrically to restore a normal heart rhythm is called

Cardioversion

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Tests administered after a blood draw that test the blood’s ability to clot is called

Blood clotting assessments

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When the heart starts to quiver and loses the ability to contract effectively it’s called

Fibrillation

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