Ch. 22 Physical Agents to Promote Tissue healing

25 terms by Nicky-De 

Create a new folder

Advertisement Upgrade to remove ads

Today's medical assistant book

ambulation

Walking or moving from one place to another

Ambulatory

Able to walk as opposed to being confined to a bed or wheelchair

Compress

A soft/moist/absorbent cloth that is folded in several layers and applied to a part of the body in the local application of heat or cold.

Edema

The retention of fluid in the tissues, resulting in swelling

Erythema

Reddening of the skin caused by dilation of superficial blood vessels in the skin

Exudate

A discharge produced by the body's tissue

Soak

The direct immersion of a body part in water or a medicated solution

Sprain

Trauma to a joint that causes injury to the ligaments

Strain

An overstretching of a muscle caused by trauma

Suppuration

The proccess of pus formation

Hot Compress

moist heat

Ice bag

Dry cold

Heating pad

Dry Heat

Chemical hot pack

Dry Heat

Cold compress

moist cold

List three that must take into consideration when applying heat or cold

Age, Location of Application, Impaired circulation, Impaired sensation, Individual (tolerance to change in temp)

How does the local application of heat to an affected are for short period of time influence the blood vessels in the affected area?

produces dilation, organ increase in diameterof the blood vessels in the affected area.

How does the local application of heat to an affected are for short period of time influence the blood supply to the affected area?

Increases the blood supply to the area

How does the local application of heat to an affected are for short period of time influence the tissuemetabolism in te affected area?

increases

What happened to the diameter of the blood vesels if heat is applied for a prolonged time (more than 1 hour)?

produces secondary affect, blood vesselconstrict, and blood supply to the area decreases.

three reasons for applying heat locally.

low back pains, arthrites, menstraul cramping and localized adscesses

How does the local application of cold for a short tikme to an affected the area influence the diameter of the blood vessels in the affect area?

constriction or decreases in diameter

How does the local application of cold for a short tikme to an affected the area influence the blood supply to the affected area?

decreased blood supply

How does the local application of cold for a short tikme to an affected the area influence the tissue in the affected area?

decrease

Two reasons for applying cold locally.

To prevent edema. Immediately after trauma suchas bruise, minor bum, sprain, joint engery or fraeture.

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions above and try again

Example:

Reload the page to try again!

Reload

Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

NEW! Voice Recording

Create Set