Flashcards in Online 2 Deck (60):
What is torts?
type of laws that govern the rights between individuals in non-criminal actions (personal injury law)
what is assault?
threat of touching in an injurious way
what is battery?
touching a person without permission, implies that the touch is a willful act or provoke
What is false imprisonment?
occurs when a patient wishes to leave and is not allowed
What is invasion of privacy?
may result when confidentiality of information has not been maintained or when patient's body has been improperly and unneccesarily exposed or touched
What is libel?
What is slander?
What is defamation?
disclosure of confidential information in a way that may be detrimental
four elements that much be present to prove malpractice
duty, breach, injury sustained, cause
What is negligence?
the neglect or omission of reasonable care or caution
What is gross?
type of negligence where the act involves reckless disregard for life or limb
What is contributory?
type of negligence in which the behaviour of the injure party contributed to the injurious outcome
What is advanced directives?
a document in which a person either states choices for medical treatment or designates who should make treatment choices if the person should lose decision making capacity
What is living will?
another name for an advanced care directive
What is respondent superior?
let the master answer - the employer is responsible for the legal consequences of the acts/services of employees
res ipsa loquitur
the thing speaks for itself - requres the defendant to explain the events and convince the court that no negligence was involved
when carrying a heavy object, you want to carry it close/far away from your body
t/f bend with the knees and not the back
t/f whenever possible, push or roll heavy objects
when possible the radiographer should stand with his or her feet approximately this many inches apart when lifting 12
center of gravity in the human body is the center of the __
before helping a patient into or out of a wheelchair it must first be positioned ___ to the bed
the patients stronger/weaker side should approach the x-ray table first
position in which the head is higher than the feet
position a patient should be placed in following
clothing should be removed from this side first
clothing should be placed on this side first
average adult oral body temperature
infant body temps are usually higher/lower than adults
most accurate location to record body temperature
the advancing pressure wave in the artery caused by the explusion of blood when the left ventricle of the heart contracts
the very young and the very old have higher/lower pulse rates
normal adult range for resting pulse rates
pulse rates are measured in this
this sex tends to have a higher pulse rate
anything over 100 b/m is considered this
anything below 60 b/m is considered this
the act of this serves to deliver oxygen to all the body cells and ride the body of carbon dioxide
anbnormally rapid breathing
difficulty breathing while recumbent
abnormally shallow, slow breatihng
pulse point found over the apex of the heart
absence of breaths
blood pressure within vessels is highest during this phase
blood pressure within the vessels is lowest during this phase
normal adult systolic pressure range
normal adult diastolic range
prehypertension is present when blood pressure measurements are between this systolic
prehypertension is present when blood pressure diastolic measurements between
this occurs in some individuals when they rise quickly from a recumbent positon
a diastolic range below 60 would indicate this
a practice that retards the growth of pathogenic micro-organisms
this refers to the destruction of pathogenic micro-organisms through the process of disinfection
this refers to the removal of all microorganisms AND their sportes and is practiced in the surgical suite
the most important precaution in the practice of aseptic technique is this
this is any environment where pathogens can survive and reproduce and ultimately pose a health risk
any pathway by which pathogens are able to leave the reservois
portal of exit