Safety, sleep, sensory

  1. stoppage of breathing or the lack of air reaching the lungs; synonym for suffocation
  2. the deliberate spread of pathogenic organisms into a community to cause widespread illness, fear, and panic
  3. the deliberate release of a chemical compound that has the potential for harming people's health
    chemical terrorism
  4. an emergency event of greater magnitude that requires the response of people outside the involved community
  5. conducting connection between a source of electricity and the earth
  6. domestic violence or battering between two people in a close relationship
    intimate partner violence (IPV)
  7. intentional dispersal of radioactive materials into the environment for the purpose of causing injury and death
    nuclear terrorism
  8. agency that handles poison exposure and provides poison prevention teaching to the general population
    poison control center
  9. device used to limit movement or immobilized a client
  10. documentation describing any injury or potential for injury suffered by a pay in a health care agency
    safety event report
  11. an unexpected occurrence involving death or serious physical or psychological injury, or the risk thereof
    sentinel event
  12. rhythm that completes a full cycle every 24 hours; synonym for diurnal rhythm
    circadian rhythm
  13. deep sleep, occurring during stage III and especially stage IV in NREM sleep
    delta sleep
  14. sleep disorders characterized by insomnia or excessive sleepiness
  15. involuntary urination; most often used to refer to a child who involuntarily urinates during the night
  16. condition characterized by excessive sleeping, especially daytime sleeping
  17. difficulty in falling asleep, intermittent sleep, or early awakening from sleep
  18. a natural chemical produced at night that decreases wakefulness and promotes sleep
  19. condition characterized by an uncontrolled desire to sleep
  20. condition characterized by marked muscle contraction that results in the jerking of one or both legs during sleep
    nocturnal myoclonus
  21. non-rapid eye movement that characterizes four stages of sleep
    non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep
  22. patterns of waking behavior that appear during sleep (ex. sleep walking, sleep talking, nocturnal erections)
  23. stage that constitutes 20%-25% of a person's nightly sleep; person is difficult to arouse during this stage
    rapid eye movement (REM) sleep
  24. condition in which the body is in a decreased state of activity, with the consequent feeling of being refreshed
  25. a condition in which patients are unable to lie still and report experiencing unpleasant creeping, crawling, or tingling sensations in the legs
    restless leg syndrome (RLS)
  26. state of altered consciousness throughout which varying degrees of stimuli preclude wakefulness
  27. a condition in which a person experiences the absence of breathing (apnea) or diminished breathing effort (hypopnea) during sleep between snoring intervals
    sleep apnea
  28. passage through the four stages of NREM sleep (I,II,III,IV), then reversal (IV,III,II), and finally, instead of reentering stage I and awakening, entering REM sleep and returning to stage II
    sleep cycle
  29. a decrease in the amount, consistency, and quality of sleep; results from decreased REM or NREM sleep
    sleep deprivation
  30. nonpharmacologic recommendations like reviewing and changing lifestyles and environment that help an individual get a better night's sleep
    sleep hygiene
  31. sleepwalking
  32. adjustment of living with other living things and environmental conditions
  33. condition in which the cortical area of the brain receives and responds appropriately  to stimuli
  34. pertaining to hearing
  35. a state in which the individual or group experiences or is at risk for a change in the amount, pattern, or interpretation of incoming stimuli
    disturbed sensory perception
  36. pertaining to taste
  37. awareness of positioning of body parts and body movement
  38. pertaining to smell
  39. description of the sense, usually at a subconscious level, of the movements and position of the body and especially its limbs, independent of vision
  40. network of neurons in the core of the brain stem  with ascending and descending tracts to other areas of the brain that monitor and regulate incoming sensory stimuli and level of arousal
    reticular activating system (RAS)
  41. arousal state of the reticular activating system; general drive taste
  42. impaired or absent functioning of one or more senses
    sensory deficit
  43. condition resulting from decreased sensory input or input that is monotonous, unpatterned, or meaningless
    sensory deprivation
  44. condition resulting from excessive sensory input to which the brain is unable to meaningfully respond
    sensory overload
  45. the conscious process of selecting, organizing, and interpreting data from the senses into meaningful information
    sensory perception
  46. the process of receiving data about the external or internal environment through the senses
    sensory reception
  47. sense that perceives the solidity of objects and their size, shape, and texture
  48. an agent, act, or other influence capable of initiating a response by the nervous system - must be present
  49. pertaining to touch
  50. pertaining to inner organs
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Safety, sleep, sensory
NUR101 Test #4