Flashcards in Medical Conditions And Drugs Deck (36):
What is a sign?
What you can see
What is a symptom?
What the person feels
What are the signs of a faint?
Pale clammy skin
Temp loss of consciousness
What are the symptoms of a faint?
What is the treatment for a faint?
Loosen right clothing
If a pregnant woman faint what should you do?
Place on left side in recovery position to reduce pressure to inferior vena cava
What are the symptoms of hyperventilation?
What should you not do when someone hyperventilates?
What is a grand mal?
What is a petit mal
What medication do epileptic patients?
What is the treatment for a epileptic seizure?
Do not restrain
IM or IV diazepam
What are the three types if diabetes?
What is hyperglycaemia?
High blood sugar
What is hypoglycaemia?
Low blood sugar
What is the treatment for anaphylaxis?
Adrenaline (Epi pen epinephrine)
What is angina pectoris?
Build up of cholesterol plaque on the inner lining of the coronary artery
What is the treatment for angina?
Glyceryl trinitrate spray
What is a myocardinal infarction?
How much oxygen do we breathe in?
How much oxygen is given via mouth to mouth?
What is the treatment for a bruise?
What three ways can drugs be administered?
Who should not take tetracycline?
What do antiviral drugs do?
Suppress but not treat the virus
What is aciclover (Zovirax) used for?
What do anti coagulant drugs do?
Blood thinning agents
What does INR mean?
What should INR be?
Between 2.3 and 3.5
What year did the medicine acts come into place?
What year did the misuse of drugs act come into place?
What does BNF mean?
British national formulary
On a prescription what does B.D mean?
Twice a day
On a prescription what does T.D.S mean
Three times a day?
On a prescription what does Q.D.S mean
Four times a day