Nursing General # 3 : Nursing Course


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The act of assigning priorities to patients based on individual condition is called

Triage

Rationale: One of the first steps as a patient enters a hospital is to be triaged. This allows the hospital staff to identify the patient, perform a cursory examination, and then assign that patient with a priority based on their chief complaints. The preliminary examination can involve taking temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, even an EKG depending on the patient’s condition. If the patient is considered to be a major priority, they are generally delivered to a patient cart, and dressed appropriately for the true examination to follow.


A hemorrhage to the pericardium and bruising of the heart from trauma is called

Cardiac Tamponade

Rationale: Patients that have recently been in an MVC (motor vehicle collision) are subjected to a battery of tests. Sometimes the greatest conditions can be from their own vehicle, such as their chest hitting the steering wheel. When the chest does impact the wheel, that force of trauma can sometimes bruise the heart itself. If the force is that great, a hemorrhage could occur in the pericardium. This is known as cardiac tamponade. If they pericardium begins to fill with fluid, it places a great stress on the heart limiting its ability to contract with deliver blood into the atrial network.


The term Mild Traumatic Brain Injury is more commonly called

concussion

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IV fluids can infiltrate into the surrounding tissues if there is an increased pressure called

hydrostatic pressure

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When something readily absorbs moisture from its environment, it is called

Hygroscopic

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A process where fluids pass into the tissues surrounding the site of administration is called

Infiltration

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A non-specific diagnosis to describe minor breathing difficulties is called

Reactive airway disease

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A high pitched wheeze that can be heard during auscultation is called

Stridor

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The removal of fluids from the pleural space is called

Thoracentesis

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A complication that occurs when a wound opens along a surgical suture is called

Wound Dehiscence

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