_____ infection is found in ___% of terminally ill pts; can be life threatening in immunocompreomised pts; once recognized it is easily treated w/ antifungal meds
with a homebound pt what are the common causes of xerostomia
t/f a pt with a spinal cord injury should not be treated until stablized unless it is an emergency
what are the symptoms of a spinal cord injury pt?
depends on location of damage to brain as well as degree or extent of involvement
what is a TIA?
transient ischemic attack-little strokes may lasts minutes to hours and leave no permanent damage
__/__ of those who survive a stroke have some sort of disability
what side of the face and body is affected by a stroke?
opposite that of the brain injury
what syptoms does a person with right hemiplegia have?
more difficulty with verbal communication and are more apt to be cautious, anxious and disorganized
what symptoms does a pt with left hemiplegia have?
difficulty with acton requiring physical coordination and may respond impulsively with overconfidence
what is the greatest risk that leads to stroke?
t/f comp pt sucks
t/f I am very well prepared for an emergency becasue of comp pt
FALSE-less prepared because of this class
what can panos be evaluated for?
calcifications in the coratid artery
where are calcifications of the carotid artery observed on a pano?
inferior and posterior to the inferior border of the mandible
what is the dh care after a CVA?
not advised until 6 months after strok
when is development altered and a risk for a cleft lip?
early in 1st trimester
what vitamin can be taken to prevent cleft lip/palate?
what is one of hte most common craniofacial anomalies?
what is facial muscle weakness?
t/f cerbral palsy is curable
false not curable
what disease has these oral manifestations:problems opening mouth, swallowing, chewing, abnormal facial muscle formation, malocclusion, mouth breathing, tongue thrusting, attriotion due to bruxism, fractured teeth from falling, caries due to difficulty in OH, periodontal in fection due to gingival hyperplasia.
what two things should be avoided with glaucoma?
tilting head bac (increased pain and pressure)
glare of light (photosensitivity)
what type of OHE should be given for a visually impaired pt?
give detailed verbal instructions and have pt touch everything
t/f blindness can be secondary to diabetes
what are four communication types for hearing impairment?
speech (lip read)
manual (sign language)
if using an ultrasonic with a pt with a hearing aid what must be done?