Wagner CNA Class #1

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Abbrev.and terms #1

neg

negative

TPR

temperature, pulse, and respiration

FF

force fluids

ROM

range of motion

p.c.

after meals

I & O

intake and output

BP

blood pressure

hx

history

fob

foot of bed

p.r.n.

as necessary

incont

incontinent

UA

urinalysis

s (with a line over it)

without

hs

hour of sleep or bedtime

c/o

complains of, complaints of, complaining of

a (with a line over it)

before

NAS

no added salt diet

q.d.

every day

c (with a line over it)

with

dx

diagnosis

min

minute

CDC

Center for Disease Control

TEDs

compression stockings or thromboembolitic devices

BR

bed rest

a.m.

morning

lab

laboratory

stroke

A condition where the blood supply to the brain is cut off suddenly by a clot or a ruptured blood vessel. Also known as a CVA (cerebrovascular accident).

aphasia

The inability to speak or speak clearly.

impairment

decreased function from normal.

cyanosis

skin that is pale or blue.

asepsis

A state where no pathogens are present.

nosocomial

infection acquired while in a hospital or other healthcare facility.

dysphagia

trouble swallowing

pathogen

disease-causing microorganism.

hemiparesis

weakness on one side of the body

hemiplegia

paralysis on one side of the body

microorganism

a tiny living thing always present in the environment, not visible without the use of a microscope.

Alzheimer's disease

one form of dementia that is progressive

peristalsis

Rhythmic contraction of smooth muscles to propel contents through the digestive tract.

rigor mortis

state of a body after death where the muscles become stiff. Effects start at about 3 hours after death and dissipate about 72 hours after death.

bronchi

division of the trachea into two branches, one into each lung.

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