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  1. What is NPO?
    Nothing by mouth
  2. What is diaphoretic?
    cold sweat
  3. How do you recognize cyanosis?.
    bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes caused by an excess of deoxygenated hemoglobin in the blood or a structural defect in the hemoglobin molecule
  4. What are side rails used for?
    patient safety
  5. Who is required to check transportation equipment?
    I would imagine the person using the equipment or maintenance
  6. ______ is difficulty breathing while lying down due to things such as asthma, lung disease or heart condition
  7. Fainting, or _____, is a very mild form of shock that sometimes occurs when fright, pain, or unpleasant events are beyond the coping ability of the patient's nervous system.
  8. ______  a sensation that the room is spinning. Patients with this condition should be assisted to sit or lie down; some may experience nausea.
  9. _____  _______ is a transient dizziness that sometimes occurs with a sudden change in position. Patients subject to this condition should rise slowly and be supported when first standing.
    Orthostatic hypotension
  10. What is a gait belt?
    A gait belt, also called a transfer belt, should be used when assisting patients who are weak or unsteady
  11. What are three ways for a stretcher transfer?
    •Demonstrate use of draw sheets, slider board, and sliding mat to facilitate stretcher transfers.
  12. What do we use to measure temperature at the hospital?
    temporal or oral thermometer
  13. kyphosis
    convex curvature of the upper back
  14. Debilitated
    feeble, weak, or otherwise disabled.
  15. Incontinence?
    Person who is unable to make it to the bathroom
  16. Emesis?
  17. another name for (sphygmomanometer)
    , a stethoscope
  18. When is the best time to take your body temperature?
    First thing in the morning I think because that is when it is lowest.
  19. Why do you use patient assessment skills?
    To determine the patients status and note changes
  20. How do you identify a patient?
    Name and birthdate. Check armbands.
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