Nursing General # 3 : Nursing Course


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

Stridor

Rationale: During patient examination, one of the primary steps in the process is to practice auscultation on the patient. This allows us, through the use of stethoscope, to listen to the patient’s separate organs and body functions, to see if they are working appropriately. We can be told a significant amount of information by listening to the chest cavity while a patient breaths. When a patient breathes, the different lobes of the lungs expand and contract and any fluid in the lungs can be heard during breathing. As the air moves in and out of the lungs, sometimes a high pitched wheeze can be heard. This is known as stridor.


The removal of fluids from the pleural space is called

Thoracentesis

Rationale: After chest trauma, or even chest surgeries, the patient will be continually monitored for pneumothorax (free air in the chest cavity) and hemothorax (free blood in the chest cavity). These conditions are monitored with regular chest x-rays. Once either condition has been confirmed, a Thoracotomy is performed. A surgical opening is placed through the chest wall, generally on either flank, and a tube is placed between the visceral and parietal pleura. When you remove fluid from this pleural space it is known as Thoracentesis. Typically the tubing is connected to a drainage system that can be monitored for output.


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

Wound Dehiscence

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

Hygroscopic

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

Triage

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

Reactive airway disease

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The term Mild Traumatic Brain Injury is more commonly called

concussion

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

Cardiac Tamponade

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