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Assessment

for health, systematic method of collecting data about a patient for the purpose of determining current and ongoing health status, predicting health risks, and identifying health-promoting activities

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Auscultation

listening to sounds produced within the body

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Clinical database

documentation including the nursing health history, physical assessment, primary care provider's history and physical examination, results of laboratory and diagnostic tests, and material contributed by other health personnel

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Closed questions

used in the directive interview. Generally require only "yes" or "no" or short factual answers giving specific information

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Communication

exchange of information, feelings, thoughts, and ideas

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Directive interview

highly structured interview which elicits specific information

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Dullness

thudlike sound produced by dense tissue such as the liver, spleen, or heart

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Duration

of sound, length. Long or short

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Flatness

extremely dull sound produced by very dense tissue, such as muscle or bone

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Holistic health

clinical mindset that includes all factors affecting physical and emotional well-being

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Hydrocephalus

enlargement of the head caused by inadequate drainage of cerebrospinal fluid

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Hyperresonance

booming that can be heard over a lung with emphysema

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Inspection

visual examination of body using the sense of sight

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Intensity

of sound, amplitude. Loudness or softness of a sound

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Interview

planned communication or conversation with a purpose

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Leading question

closed question used in a directive interview

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Neutral question

question that patient can answer without direction or pressure from the nurse. It is open-ended and is used in nondirective interviews

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Nondirective interview

rapport-building interview

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Objective data

same as signs. Data that can be detected by an observer or can be measured or tested against an accepted standard

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Open-ended questions

questions that invite patients to discover and explore, elaborate, clarify, or illustrate their thoughts or feelings

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Overnutrition

accelerated weight gain

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Palpation

examination of body using the sense of touch

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Percussion

striking the body surface to elicit sounds or vibrations

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Pitch

frequency of vibrations. Number of vibrations per second

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Pleximeter

middle finger of the nondominant hand

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Plexor

middle finger of the dominant hand

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Quality

for sound, subjective description, such as whistling, gurgling, or snapping

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Rapport

understanding between two or more people

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Resonance

hollow sound such as that produced by lungs filled with air

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Signs

same as objective data. Data that can be detected by an observer or can be measured or tested against an accepted standard