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12 terms

Ch. 4 -- Medical Procedures

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auscultation and percussion
auscult/o- = listening
-ation = a process; being or having

percuss/o- = tapping
-ion = action; condition

definition: procedure that uses a stethoscope to listen to breath sounds
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
cardi/o- = heart
pulm/o- = lung
-ary = pertaining to

resuscit/o- = revive; raise up again
-ation = a process; being or having

definition: procedure to ventilate the lungs and artificially circulate the blood if the patient has stopped breathing and the heart has stopped beating.
endotracheal intubation
end/o-= innermost; within
trache/o- = trachea (windpipe)
-al = pertaining to

in- = in; within; not
tub/o- = tube
-ation = a process; being or having

definition: procedure in which an endotracheal tube (ETT) is inserted.
laryngoscope
laryng/o- = larynx (voice box)
-scope = instrument used to examine
Heimlich maneuver
procedure to assist a choking victim with an airway obstruction
incentive spirometer
spir/o- = breathe; a coil
-meter = instrument used to measure

definition: medical device to encourage patients to breathe deeply to prevent atelectasis
oxygen therapy
procedure to provide additional oxygen to patients with pulmonary disease
cannula
face mask
ventilator
a mechanical device that breathes for the patient or assists with some breaths (oxygen therapy)
respirator
re- = again and again; backward; unable to
spir/o-= breathe; a coil
-ator = person or thing that produces or does

a mechanical device that breathes for the patient or assists with some breaths (oxygen therapy)
ambu
a bag that is a handheld device that is used to manually breathe for the patient on a temporary basis
vital signs
procedure during a physical examination in which the temperature, pulse, respirations (TPR), and blood pressure are measured