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PN 117 Intro to Nursing Chap 4
These flashcards are germaine to my Intro to Nursing class using the Foundations and Adult Health Nursing book.
Represents the actual beating of the heart.
Use the apical pulse when taking the pulse of an infant.
Listen for sounds within the body to evaluate the condition of the heart, lungs, pleura, intestines, or other organs or to detect fetal heart tones
Pressure exerted by the circulating volume of blood on the arterial walls, the viens, and the chambers of the heart.
unusually low heart beat under 60 bpm, slow heart rate, usually below 60 beats per minute
slow respiratory rate, usually below 10 respirations per minute
Abnormal pattern of respirations characterized by alternating periods of apnea and deep, rapid breathing. The periods of apnea increase as time goes on. Noted in critically or terminally ill patient.
The lower number; Measurement of blood pressure taken when the heart is at rest; measurement of the constant pressure in arteries.
Any disturbnce or abnormality in a normal heart rhythmic pattern, specificly, irrgularity in the normal rhythm of the heart
Elevated body temperature (relating to a fever)
a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater)
abnormally high body temperature
lower than normal blood pressure
FIVE PHASES OF SOUNDS HEARD WHEN TAKING A BLOOD PRESSURE
a drop of 25 mm Hg in systolic pressure and a drop of 10 mm Hg in diastolic pressure when moving from a lying to sitting position
the rate at which the heart beats
The difference between the rate of an apical pulse and the rate fo a radial pulse
difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressure measurements
the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation
Normal rate is 12 - 20 per minute
an instrument for measuring arterial blood pressure
instrument used to listen to the sounds of the heart, lungs, and other internal organs
the higher number; measurement of blood pressure taken when the heart is contracting and forcing blood into the arteries
abnormally rapid heartbeat (over 100 beats per minute)
an abnormally rapid rate of respiration, usually >20 breaths per minute
a relative measure of sensible heat or cold
temperature, pulse, respirations, and blood pressure