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OSHA & VITALS

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ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME; THE DISEASE CAUSED BY HIV
AIDS
ABSENCE OF A PULSE
ACROTISM
PULSE LOCATED AT THE INNER ASPECT OF THE ANTECUBITAL FOSSA (INNER ELBOW)
BRACHIAL PULSE
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION; AN INTERNALTINOAL ORGANIZATION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DETECTION AND CONTROL OF THE SPREAD OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
WHO
INFLAMMATION OF THE LIVER, CAUSED BY A VIRUS
HEPATITIS
A PULSE WHICH IS HARD AND FEELS AS THOUGH THE PULSE IS COMING THROUGH THE SKIN
BOUNDING PULSE
A PULSE WHICH IS SCARCELY PALPABLE; SMALL, FINE
THREADY PULSE
NORMAL BREATHING
EUPNEA
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL; A UNITED STATES ORGANIZATION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DETECTION AND CONTROL OF THE SPREAD OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
CDC
BLUISH DISCOLORATION OF SKIN AND/OR MUCOUS MEMBRANES DUE TO A LACK OF OXYGEN
CYANOSIS
UNDER THE TONGUE
SUBLINGUAL
HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS TYPE 1; THE VIRUSE THAT MAY LEAD TO AIDS
HIV-1
PULSE LOCATED AT THE TEMPLES
TEMPORAL PULSE
HYPERTENSION CAUSED BY ANOTHER CONDITION EX: PRENATAL HYPERTENSION
SECONDARY HYPERTENSION
SLOW HEART RATE, LESS THAN 60 BPM
BRADYCARDIA
SLOW BREATHING
BRADYPNEA
TO BALANCE
CALIBRATE
PERTAINING TO UNDER THE AXILLA
AXILLARY
INCREASED DEPTH AND RATE OF BREATHING
HYPERPNEA
FAST BREATHING
TACHYPNEA
PULSE LOCATED AT THE TOP OF THE FOOT
DORSALIS PEDIS PULSE
THE NUMBER OF BEATS IN ONE MINUTE
PULSE RATE
HYPERTENSION CAUSED BY AN UNKNOWN REASON
ESSENTIAL HYPERTENSION
INSTRUMENT USED TO MEASURE BLOOD PRESSURE
SPHYGMOMANOMETER
A PERSON INFECTED WITH A PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISM BUT WITH NO SYMPTOMS OF THE INFECTION
ASYMPTOMATIC CARRIER
ABSENCE OF OXYGEN
ANOXIA
THE STRENGTH OF THE HEART BEAT
PULSE VOLUME
A DEEP SNORING SOUND WHICH OCCURS WITH INSPIRATION
STERTOROUS
TO BREATHE IN
INHALATION
PULSE LOCATED AT THE INNER ASPECT OF THE WRIST (THUMB SIDE)
RADIAL PULSE
WITHOUT FEVER
AFEBRILE
THAT REGULARITY OF THE TIME BETWEEN EACH HEART BEAT
PULSE RHYTHM
THE PROCESS OF APPLYING SUBSTANCES THAT RENDER MICROORGANISMS HARMLESS
ANTISEPSIS
FIVE PHASES OF SOUNDS HEARD WHEN TAKING A BLOOD PRESSURE
KOROTKOFF SOUNDS
MICROORGANISMS WITHI HUMAN BLOOD THAT CAN CAUSE DISEASE EX: HEPATITIS, HIV, SYPHILIS, MALARIA
BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS
AN INFECTION ACQUIRED USUALLY WHILE A PATIENT IN THE HOSPITAL. USUALLY UNRELATED TO THE PATIENT'S PRIMARY CONDITION
NOSOCOMIAL INFECTION
ABNORMAL CRACKLING SOUND WHICH OCCURS DURING BREATHING
RALES
PULSE LOCATED IN THE GROIN
FEMORAL PULSE
70% ALCOHOL USED AS A SKIN DISINFECTANT/ANTISEPTIC; USED TO DISINFECT SOME INSTRUMENTS (THERMOMETERS)
ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL
PULSE LOCATED BEHIND THE KNEE
POPLITEAL PULSE
MICROORGANISM WHICH DOES NOT USUALLY CAUSE DISEASE
NON-PATHOGENIC
PULSE LOCATED AT THE FIFTH INTERCOSTAL SPACE, TO THE LEFT OF THE STERNUM, AT THE APEX (TIP) OF THE HEART
APICAL PULSE
SET OF GUIDELINES USED TO PREVENT THE TRANSMISSION OF DISEASE EX: GLOVES, GOGGLES, BIOHAZARDOUS WASTE
UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS
EXCESSIVE DEEP AND FREQUENT BREATHING, USUALLY ASSOCIATED WITH EMOTIONAL TENSION OR ANXIETY
HYPERVENTILATION
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION; GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION WHICH DEVELOPS AND MONITORS WORKPLACE SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS
OSHA
PERTAINING TO THE HEART, BLOOD, AND BLOOD VESSELS
CARDIOVASCULAR
TOXIC MATERIAL USED IN SOME MEASUREMENT DEVICES (THERMOMETERS, SPHYGMOMANOMETERS)
MERCURY
TO BREATHE OUT
EXHALATION
FAST HEART RATE, GREATER THAN 100 BPM
TACHYCARDIA
THE PROCESS OF EXHALATION
EXPIRATION
INSTRUMENT USED IN AUSCULTATION OF BODY SOUNDS
STETHOSCOPE
A STEAM STERILIZER. MACHINE WHICH RENDERS ALL ITEMS STERILE
AUTOCLAVE
ONE FULL INHALATION AND ONE FULL EXHALATION
RESPIRATION
TO LISTEN TO BODY SOUNDS (LUNGS, HEART, BOWELS, BLOOD PRESSURE) WITH A STETHOSCOPE
AUSCULTATION
ABNORMAL SOUNDS HEARD WHEN THE AIRWAY IS OBSTRUCTED, A WHEEZE
RHONCHI
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY; ORGANIZATION WHICH SERVES AS THE PUBLIC'S ADVOCATE FOR A CLEAN ENVIRONMENT
EPA
BREATHING PATTERN CHARACTERIZED BY SLOW, SHALLOW BREATHS WHICH INCREASE IN DEPTH AND FREQUENCY, FOLLOWED BY A SHORT PERIOD OF APNEA
CHEYNE STOKES
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION; GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION RESPONSIBLE FOR PROTECTING THE PUBLIC FROM IMPURE AND UNSAFE FOOD, DRUGS, COSMETICS, AND OTHER POTENTIAL HAZARDS
FDA
DISEASE PRODUCING MICROORGANISM EX: VIRUS, BACTERIA
PATHOGENIC
PULSE LOCATED IN THE NECK
CAROTID PULSE

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