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Sudden Ex: The nurse notice an _______ change in the patient's level of pain.
to voluntarily refrain from something. Ex: the dental hygienist instructed the patient to ________ from smoking to improve his breath odor
A means to obtain entry or a means of approach Ex; to administer medications into the patient's vein, the nurse must _________ the vein with a special needle
Responsible. Paramedics are _________ for maintaining up-to-date knowledge of resuscitation techniques.
to hold fast or stick together. Ex: The tape must ______ to the paitent's skin to hold the bandage in place.
undesired, possibly harmful. Ex: vomiting is______ an effect of many medications
appearance of observable emotions. Ex: the nurse observed that a depressed patient exhibited no obvious emotion and reported that the patient had a flat _________
occurring every year. Ex; the patient told the nurse that she had scheduled her _________ mammogram, as she had been instructed.
to place, put on, or spread something Ex: the physcial therapist will ______ a medication to the wound before covering the wound with bandage
Able to be heard. Ex: the respiratory therapist noticed that when the patient was having difficulty breathing, the therapist could hear an ______ wheezing sound
presnt on two sides Ex: the unlicnesed assistive personnel reported to the nurse that the patient had ______weakeness in the legs when walking
hard protective device applied to protect a broken bone while the bone heals Ex; the nurse instructed the child that he could not go swimming while the _____ was on his broken arm
come to an end or bring to an end
Ex: because the patient's breathing had _______, the paramedic began resuscitation measures
Offsetting or making up for something
Ex: When the patient's blood pressure decreased, the paramedic noted that the heart rate increased, which the paramedic recognized as a _________ compensatory action
an undesired problem that is the result of some other event
Ex: the physician told the patient that loss of eyesight is possible _______of eye surgery
do as directed
Ex: the nurse asked the patient to ______ with the instructions for taking the medication
Rounded inward Ex: the dietician noticed that the patient was very thin, and the patient's abdomen appeared concave
Brief, to the point. Ex: when teaching a patient, the nurse tried to be _______, so the instructions would be easy to remember
Degree of viscosity; how thick or thin a fluid is. Ex: the respiratory therapist noticed that the mucus the patient was coughing was of a thin, watery _________
to draw together or become smaller. Ex: the nurse knows that the small blood vessels of the skin will _______ when ice is applied to the skin
dependent Ex: the hygienist told the patient that a healthy mouth is ______ on careful daily brushing and flossing
shape or outline of a shape Ex; while bathing an overweight patient, the unlicensed asistive personnel noticed that the ____ of the patient's abdomen was quite rounded.
to draw together, to reduce in size ex: the physical therapist exercises the patient's muscles so they _______ and expand
a reason why something is not advisable or why it should not be done ex: the patient's excessive bleeding was a _______ for discharge from the hospital
expel feces Ex: the unlicensed asistive personnel helped the patient to the toilet when he needed to _________
a deficiency or lack of something
ex: The nurse will ______ the patient's skin to see if any swelling is present
Downward measurement from a surface.
Ex: the physician measures the ______ of a wound by inserting a cotton swab into the wound
worsening. Ex: the dental hygienist explains that the condition of the patient's gums is ______ and treatment by the dentist is needed right away.
Tool or piece of equipment Ex: a termometer is a _____ used to measure the patient's body temperature.
the distance across the center of an object. Ex: When measuring a patient's blood pressure, the nurse knows that when the _____ of a blood vessel increases, the pressure in that blood vessel goes down.
to enlarge or expand.
Ex; when shining a light in the patient's eyes, the nurse looks to see if both pupils _____ in response of light
to make a liquid less concentrated. Ex: so that the medication will be easier to swallow, the nurse uses fruit juice to ______ a foul-tasting drug
Distinct, separate. Ex: the paramedic observed several _______ bruise marks on the patient's body.
enlarged or expanded from pressure. Ex: when blood vesel is _______, it is easier for the laboratory technician to nisert a needle to obtain a blood sample.
to lift up or place in a higher position Ex: the paramedic decided to _______ the head of the stretcher in order to help the patient breath more easily
produced within the body. Ex: the nurse explained that _________ insulin produced by the body's pancreas helps regulate the body's blood sugar levels.
to make worse or more severe Ex: the physical therapist recognized that too much exercise would _______ the patient's breathing difficulties
More than what is needed or usual Ex: the dietician explained that an _____ consumption of caffeine may cause unpleasant effects such as feeling nervous and on edge
produced outside the body. Ex: the nurse explained that people with diabetes often need to receive _______ forms of insulin because their bodies are unable to produce enough insulin
to increase in size or amount ex: the unlicensed assistive personnel turns the patient frequently so that the size of the skin sore will not _______ any further
Ex: the unlicensed assistive personnel measured the amount of blood in the ___________ drain after the patient's surgery
located outside the body Ex: the unlicensed assitistive personnel measured the amount of blood in the ______ drain after the patient's surgery
resulting in death Ex: the emergency medical technicians arrived too late to save any lives at the scene of a ____car accident
Extreme tiredness, exhaustion. Ex: the dietician explained to the patient that eating more iron-rich foods may help reduce feelings of ___________
limp, lacking tone. Ex; After he stroke, the patient could not feed herself because her arms were_________.
reddened or ruddy appearance. Ex: the therapist observed that the patient's face was ______ after completing the exercises
Ex: In the emergency room, the nurse observed a _______ wound when examining a gunshot victim
sex of an individual, as in male or female Ex: female ______ places patients at higher risk for breast cancer
maintenance of body fluid balance. ex: the nurse explains that adequate ________ helps keep skin soft and supple
measures contributing to cleanliness and good health. Ex: the dental assistant teaches patients about good _____ practices to maintain strong teeth
diminished or lacking some usual quality or level.
Ex: the paramedic stated that the patient's impaired speech was obvious in the way she slurred her words.
likely to occur soon Ex: the nurse observed the patient signing the consent form for the _______ procedure
occurrence Ex: In recent years there has been an increased _______ of infections that do not respond to antibiotics
reddened, swollen, warm, and often tender. Ex: the nurse observed that the skin around the patient's wound was ________
to swallow for digestion Ex: the paramedic may contact the poison control center when providing emergency care for a child who has ____ cleaning fluid
to begin or put into practice ex: the nurse decided to ______ safety measures to prevent injury because the patient was very weak
so gradual as to not become apparent for a long time ex: the physician explained that the cancer probably started years ago but had not been detected because its spread was so ________
in place, unharmed. Ex: the nurse observed that the bandage was ________ after surgery.
located within the body. Ex: paramedic reported that the patient was unconscious because of __________ bleeding
Inserting or entering into a body part. ex: the laboratory technician is careful when obtaining blood samples, because this invasive procedure may cause problems such as infection or bruising
changing rapidly and often ex: because the child's temperature was very _______, the nurse instructed the unlicensed assistive personnel to check the temperature frequently
present, but not active or visible ex: the __________ infection produced symptoms only when the patient's condition was weekend from another illness
difficult to arouse ex: the unlicensed assitivive personnel observed that the morning after a patient received a sleeping pill, the patient was too _______ to eat breakfast
an indication or sign of a condition
substance or ingredient that provides nourishment
Ex: because the patient's foot was cold and blue, the nurse reported that the patient's circulation to that foot was occluded
significantly important and dangerous
Ex: after a patient sustained a head injury, the paramedic noted that the patient's breathing was irregular, which was an ________ sign that the patient's condition was worsening
continuous ex: the nurse instructed the patient that the treatment would be ___________ throughout the patient's entire hospital stay
given through or affecting the mouth. ex: the unlicensed assistive personnel reminded the patient not to take any fluids _____ because he was scheduled for surgery
obvious, easily observed ex: the ___________ symptoms of the disease included vomiting and diarrhea
a characteristic or constant factor. Ex: the dietician explained that the number of calories needed for energy is one of the important ______ of a healthy diet
beginning suddenly or abruptly ex: the respiratory therapist provided a breathing treatment to stop the patient's __________ breathing difficulty
Open ex: the nurse checked to see whether the intravenous needle was _________ before giving the patient a medication
producing a strong effect ex: the medication was very ______ and it immediately relieved the patient's pain
capable of occurring or likely to occur. Ex: because the patient was very weak, the therapist felt the patient had high _____ for falling
preventive measure ex: the laboratory technician wore gloves as a ________ against blood contamination
rapid, uncontrolled ex: the paramedic assisted the pregnant woman during a _______ delivery in her home
to make more susceptible or more likely to occur ex: to dietician explains that high dietary fat intake _______some person to heart disease
ex: the nurse notified the physician that the patient has a ______ condition that might lead to complications during the emergency surgery
first or most significant Ex: the patient's _______concern was when he could return to work after the operation
of great importance ex; the laboratory technician was gentle when inserting the needle because it is a high ________ excessive pain and discomfort during the procedure
the anticipated or expected course or outcome
Ex: the physician explained that with treatment the patient's _____ was for a long and healthy life
the underlying reason. Ex: to make sure that the patient will follow the diet instructions, the dietician explains the _____ for the low-salt diet
to occur again Ex: to make sure that a tooth cavity does not _______, the dental hygienist instructs the patient to use toothpaste with fluoride regularly
to limit Ex: to unlicensed assistive personnel removed the water pitcher from the room to assist the patient in the following instruction to ________ the intake of fluids
to hold or keep ex: the nurse administered a medication to prevent the patient from ________ excess body fluid, which might cause unpleasant swelling.
Ex: the nurse selected a ______ to start the patient's IV based on comfort for the patient
Condition ex: the paramedic recognized that the patient's ______ was unstable, which necessitated immediate transport to the nearest medical center
stringent, exact, complete. Ex: the nurse stressed that the patient must follow instructions to maintain ______ bed rest to prevent further injury
to take in addition to or to complete ex: the dietician instructed the patient to _________ their diet with extra calcium tablets to help build strong bones
to stop or subdue ex: when the child's fever came down, the nurse checked to see if any medications had been given that would have ________ the fever
being equal or the same in size, shape, and relative position Ex: the paramedic observed that the movement of both sides of the patient's chest was _________ after the accident
an indication of a problem ex: the nurse recognized that the patient's weakness was ______ of bleeding after surgery.
adverse or negative ex: the patient became very confused, which was an _______effect of the medication received
excrete or expel urine. ex: the nurse instructed the patient to report any discomfort felt during _______
spoken, using words ex; the paramedic called in a ________report on the patient's condition to the emergency room nurse while transporting the patient to the hospital
essential ex: the paramedic knows that it is _______ to learn what type of poison was taken when caring for a poisoning victim
excrete, or expel urine ex; the patient was instructed to _________ into the container so the nurse could observe the appearance of the urine
amount of space occupied by a fluid ex: the nurse recorded the _________ of cough syrup administered to the patient
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