Nursing General # 3 : Nursing Course


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

Wound Dehiscence

Rationale: Patients require a different level of care post-surgery. The patient themselves may not be in their right mind, but their body will absolutely be in a heightened sensitive state. When moving a patient post-surgery, it is critical to be ever-mindful of the surgery site. If it was a chest surgery, always have the patient hug a blanket or pillow against their chest before movement. If the patient had abdominal surgery, have the patient move as little as possible on their own. Ask for assistance from teammates before listing these patients. Wound dehiscence may occur at a surgical site if the patient is moved too quickly and a physician will need to be contacted immediately to close the wound appropriately.


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.


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

Stridor

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

Reactive airway disease

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

Infiltration

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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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The removal of fluids from the pleural space is called

Thoracentesis

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The term Mild Traumatic Brain Injury is more commonly called

concussion

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

Hygroscopic

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