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Wagner CNA Class #1

Abbrev.and terms #1
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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.