Ch 6 Comp 37 Flashcards


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*Difficult or painful breathing is called _____________

*dyspnea

2

*An excessive rate and depth of breathing is called _____________

*hyperventilation

3

*The _____________ pulse is taken over the apex (the lower left corner) of the heart, where the strongest heart sounds can be heard.

*apical

4

The last tapping sound heard when taking the blood pressure is the __________.

diastolic pressure

5

*The _____________ thermometer is designed for use in the ear and measures infrared energy emitted from the eardrum.

*tympanic

6

*Rapid breathing is called _____________

*tachypnea

7

Which of the following pulse points is located in the groove on the thumb side of the inner wrist?

radial

8

Which of the following is important when putting on a blood pressure cuff?

Position the cuff so the lower edge of the cuff is 1 inch above the antecubital space

9

What is the medical term for difficult or painful breathing?

dyspnea

10

A patient with a pulse rate of 45 beats per minute is said to have __________.

bradycardia

11

The first tapping sound heard when taking a blood pressure is the __________.

systolic pressure

12

*Low blood pressure is called _____________

*hypotension

13

*The _____________ scanner is a noninvasive and quick procedure for taking temperatures by stroking the thermometer across the forehead, crossing over the temporal artery.

*temporal

14

*To calculate a patient’s _____________ _____________ _____________ (BMI), a chart from the CDC, a handheld BMI calculator or a smartphone app can be used.

*body mass index

15

Which of the following is important when using a tympanic thermometer?

Attach a disposable sheath and place the thermometer snugly in the ear.

16

The normal adult range for respirations per minute is __________.

12-20

17

*To calculate a patient’s _____________ _____________ _____________ (BMI), a chart from the CDC, a handheld BMI calculator or a smartphone app can be used.

*body mass index