EMT 3/26

  1. anemia
  2. lack of a normal number of red blood cells in the circulation
  3. continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD)
    a gravity exchange process for peritoneal dialysis in which a bag of dialysis fluid is raised above the level of an abdominal catheter to fill the abdominal cavity and lowered below the level of the abdominal catheter to frain the fluid out
  4. continuous cycler-assisted peritoneal dialysis (CCPD)
  5. a mechanical process for peritoneal dialysis in which am machine fills and emties the abdominal cavity of dialysis solution
  6. dialysis
    the process by which toins and excess fluid are removed from the body by a medical system independent of the kidneys
  7. end-stage renal diease (ESRD)
    irreversible renal failure to the extent that the kineys can no longer provide adequate filtration and fluid balance to sustain life; survival with ESRD usually requires dialysis
  8. exchange
    one cycle of filling and draining the peritoneal cavity in peritoneal dialysis
  9. peritonitis
  10. bacterial infection within the peritoneal cavity
  11. renal failure
  12. loss of the kidneys ability to filter the blood and remove toxins and excess fluid from the body
  13. sickle cell anemia (SCA)
    an inherited diease in which a genetic defect in the hemoglobin results in abnormal structure of the red blood cells
  14. thrill
    a vibration felt on gentle palpation, such as the which typically occurs within an arterial-venous fistula
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EMT 3/26
EMT mod 3 chap 26