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A substance or procedure that reduces fever.
Temporary cessation of breathing.
The temporary disappearance of sounds normally heard over the brachial artery when the sphygmomanometer cuff pressure is high and the sounds reappear at a lower level; typically occurs in pt with hypertension.
Felt in the antecubital space.
Slow breathing; < 12
Heart rate x stroke volume
0 degrees freezing
100 degrees boiling
Heat within the deep body tissues.
Blood pressure that remains between heart contractions.
32 degrees freezing
212 degrees boiling
High body temp.
High blood pressure
Low blood pressure
A series of five sounds (four sounds followed by an absence of sound) heard during the auscultatory determination of blood pressure and produced by sudden distention of the artery because of the proximally placed pneumatic cuff
Ability to breathe only in an upright position
Drop in blood pressure when changing position; typically from standing up.
Procedure to measure blood oxygen using an oximeter.
Percentage of hemoglobin that is bound with oxygen in the blood.
Pressing onto the body to feel underlying structures.
Difference between the apical and radial pulse rates.
Difference between systolic and diastolic pressure
Pulse felt over the radial artery; thumb side of the inner wrist.
First sound; mitral and tricuspid valves close.
Second sound; aortic and pulmonic valves close.
A side-lying position with the lowermost arm behind the body and the uppermost leg flexed.
Instrument used to listen to sounds.
Amount of blood entering the aorta with each ventricular contraction.
Blood pressure in the arteries during contraction of the ventricles.
Fast heart rate
Ear drum/ear canal
Measurements of the body's most basic functions and useful in detecting or monitoring medical problems.
Normal body temperature
98.6 F (37 C) - 100.4 F (38 C)
Which places give a reading of 1 degree higher and 1 degree lower than normal?
Higher = Rectal
Lower = Tympanic
How do you calculate C from F?
Subtract 32 from the F and then divide by 5/9.
When is it necessary to get a rectal temperature?
If a patient is comatose, seriously injured/ill, or for those who have facial deformities.
What are nursing considerations when taking a rectal temperature?
1 -1 1/2 Inches inward
Stop if there is resistance
Where should you place an oral thermometer?
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