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Hyperthermia

>100.4 indicates increased metabolism (infection)

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Normal temp

96.8-99.8, 36-38 C

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Fahrenheit to Celsius

F-32 X .55 round up

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Converting C to F

CX1.8+32

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Pulse for adults

60-100

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Pulse for kids

80-100

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Pulse for infants

100-140

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Tachycardia

Pulse >100 bpm hypoxia, low b/p, anxiety, stress, meds, cardiac or pulmonary disease

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Adult respirations

12-20

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Kids respirations

20-30

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Infant respirations

20-40

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Bradypnea

<12 breaths a minute

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Normal b/p

120/80

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Pediatric b/p

80+ (2X Childs age)

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Hypertension

140-90

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Hypotension

90/60

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Geriatric b/p

140/90 is normal

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Physical exam

Vital signs, height, weight, blood work, X-rays, ekg

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Techniques for physical

Auscultation, palpation, observation

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Auscultation

Listen to sounds within body

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Palpation

Using hands to feels parts can't see

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5 types health care coverage

Medicare 65 and older, medicade fed.state form, DRG diagnosis and discharge, PPO big provider selection, HMO use certain providers

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Isolation precautions

Standard, airborne, droplet, contact, reverse isolation

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Standard precautions

Hand wash, gloves, mask, gown, face shield

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Bioterrorism

Intentional release or dissemination of biological agents

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Category A bioterrorism

Highest risk easily transmitted anthrax, arenaviruses, botulism, Ebola, plague, small pox, tularemia

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Category B

Moderately easy to disseminate moderate morbidity low mortality aphaviruses, brucellosis, clostridium perfringes, glanders, ricin, Q fever

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Category C

Nipha virus, hantavirus emerging threat

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Death and dying cycle

Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance

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Concerns for geriatric

Hearing, understanding of procedures, reaction to meds, physical ability, depression

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Positive of stress

Compels to action

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Negative of stress

Emotional, physical

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Burn out

Poor performance from excessive stress

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Burn out cycle

Enthusiasm, stagnation, frustration, apathy

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Med asepsis

Prevents spread

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Who shows up for code blue

M.d., RN, RT, house supervisor, ECG tech