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Chapter 20 HW Questions
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The condition of excessive sugar in the blood is called?
_____________ is a self-correcting, temporary state of shock and the result of lack of blood flow to the brain.
A situation where the patient's sutures separate, allowing abdominal contents to spill out of the peritoneal cavity is known as?
AED stands for?
Automatic External Defibrillator
_________, ________, and _________ can also contribute to the development of shock.
Pain, stress, anxiety
The purpose of the ______________ is to increase intrathoracic pressure sufficiently to propel the lodged object out of the throat.
Heimlich Maneuver (abdominal thrusts)
The following should be kept in mind when working with patients in emergency situations:
a. Ensure an open airway
b. Control bleeding
c. Take measures to prevent or treat shock
d. Attend to wounds or fractures
e. Provide emotional support
f. Continually reevaluate and follow up appropriately
List the 4 descriptions of the various levels of consciousness:
a. Alert and conscious
b. Drowsy but can be roused to response with loud speaking or gentle physical contact
c. Unconscious and reacts only to painful stimuli
d. Comatose and unresponsive to virtually all stimuli
An ____________ is a situation in which the condition of a patient or a sudden change in medical status requires immediate action.
The two primary types of AED's are ____________________ and __________________.
Fully automatic defibrillator's, Semiautomatic defibrillator's
________________________________ is a type of vasogenic shock and is most commonly encountered in the radiology department in connection with the administration of iodinated contrast media.
Bleeding outside the vessel is also known as?
________________ is a general term that indicates a failure of the circulatory system to support vital body functions.
An emergency cart is also referred to as a?
The four types of shock are?
Hypovolemic, Cardiogenic, Neurogenic, Vasogenic
The medical term for a nosebleed is?
CVA stands for ________________________, also known as ______________________.
Cerebrovascular accident, stroke or brain attack
Patients who are about to have a seizure will often experience an ___________.
The patient should be placed in the _______________________ position to prevent aspiration of vomitus.
The condition in which excessive insulin is present is known as?
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