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Outward display of emotions ( objective)

Affect

2

Inability to speak (caused by left hemisphere damage)

Aphasia

3

An acute , reversible organic disorder characterized by confusion disorientation, restlessness, anxiety and excitement.

Delirium

4

Impairment of intellectual functioning, memory and judgment. (Slower)

Dementia

5

Sweating

Diaphoresis

6

Period of time within the cardiac cycle in which ventricles are relaxed and filling with blood

Diastole

7

Difficulty swallowing

Dysphagia

8

Bruises

Ecchymosis

9

Insufficiency of oxygen in the body’s tissue

Hypoxia

10

Side of the body

Ipsilateral

11

Sound heard during the take off of blood pressure

Korotkoff pressure

12

Away from midline of body

Lateral

13

Abnormal blowing or swishing sound heard during auscultation of an artery or organ

Bruit

14

Average arterial pressure during a single cardiac cycle


Equation : (systolic + diastolic *2)/3

MAP mean arterial pressure

15

Objective data

Obtained from examination, measurements, or diagnostic test observable by nurse

16

Ophthalmoscope

Used to examine interior eye

17

Palpation

Touch

18

Sphygmomanometer

Measure blood pressure

19

Irregular cardiac rhythm in which the heart rate usually increases during inspiration and decreases during expiration , common in children and young adults

Sinus arrhythmia

20

Pulse found on the thumb side of risk

Radial pulse

21

Pulse pressure

The difference between systolic and diastolic pressure (30-40)

22

External monitor placed on the patients finger or ear lobe to measure the oxygen saturation level in blood ( 95 or greater )

Pulse oximeter

23

The difference b/w the apical and the radial pulse (get apical pulse with scope)

Pulse deficit

24

Subject data

What the client tells you

25

Sudden temporary loss of consciousness; fainting

Syncope

26

Period of time within the cardiac cycle in which ventricles contract and eject blood into the aorta and pulmonary arteries

Systole

27

Palpable murmur ; feels like the throat of a purring cat

Thrill
“Feel a thrill “

28

High pitched sound

Tympany

29

Over normal lung

Resonat

30

Normal over child’s lung abdominal in the adult , over lungs with increased amounts of air as in emphysema

Hyperresonant

31

Relatively dense organ as liver or spleen

Dull

32

When no air is present , over thigh muscles or bone or over tumor

Flat

33

the process by which the eye lens changes shape to focus near or far objects on the retina

accommodation

34

persistent blue or cyanotic discoloration of the extremities, mostly commonly occurring in the hands, although it also occurs in the feet and distal parts of face

acrocyanosis

35

extra breath sounds that are not normally heard, such as crackles, rhonchi, wheeze and pleural friction rub

adventitious sounds

36

the force or resistance against which the heart pumps

after load

37

abnormal hair loss

alopecia

38

chest pain that results when the heart does not get enough oxygen

angina pectoris

39

visible and palpable angulation between the sternum and manubrium; also referred to as manubriosternal junction

angle of louis

40

condition in which the pupils are unequal in size

anisocoria

41

absence of breathing

apnea

42

high- pitched breath sounds normally heard over the trachea and the area around the manubrium; considered abnormal if heard anywhere over the posterior or lateral chest

bronchial breath sounds

43

a large blister that is usually more than 1 cm in diameter, thin walled and ruptures easily
example: friction blister, pemphigus, burns contact dermatitis

bulla

44

skin lesion the color of coffee

cellulitis