Nursing General # 1 : Nursing Course


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

Blood clotting assessments

Rationale: Labs taken on a patient’s blood can test a great many things about the physiology of the patient. A group of these labs are called the blood clotting assessments. Platelets are involved in the process of blood clotting. If platelets become significantly reduced then the patient may inadvertently begin bleeding with no easy way to stop it. CBCs, or the complete blood count lab test, contain a platelet count as part of its course of measurement. Also the Ivy bleeding time, PT (Prothrombin time) and PTT (Partial Prothrombin Time) can be administered as well. The conclusions from these tests can be used to assess the risk of a hemorrhage or stroke.


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

Fibrillation

Rationale: Urgent cares are often the first stop for patients that are feeling heart palpitations but are unwilling to convince themselves it is something serious. You are then tasked with taking their history are determining the source and the severity of their condition. Anytime someone complains of issues with their heart rhythm an ECG will probably be ordered. The normal waveform of the heart is known as the sinus rhythm. PVCs or premature ventricular contractions will form irregular and early contractions in the ventricular portion of the waveform. If left untreated, PVCs may begin fibrillation. This is when the heart begins quivering and loses the ability to contract effectively. Ventricular fibrillation is the most common cause of sudden death.


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

Immunosuppressant Therapy

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

Cardioversion

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A patient breaking out in a cold sweat is called

Diaphoretic

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An involuntary loss of bowel or bladder control is called

Incontinence

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

Orthopnea

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

Sterile Scrub Technique

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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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