Hello, and thank you for using my cards. There are 2 terms on the front of each card and the definitions for those terms on the backside of the card.
Example: The nurse noticed an abrupt change in the patient's level of pain.
Example: The dental hygienist instructed the patient to abstain from smoking to improve his breath odor.
Example: To administer medications into the patient's vein, the nurse must access the vein w/a special needle.
Example: Paramedics are accountable for maintaining up-to-date knowledge of resuscitation techniques.
Example: The tape must adhere to the patient's skin to hold the bandage in place.
Vomiting is an adverse effect of many medications.
The nurse observed that a depressed patient exhibited no obvious emotion & reported that the patient had a flat affect.
The patient told the nurse that she had scheduled her annual mammogram.
The physical therapist will apply a medication to the wound.
The respiratory therapist noticed that when the patient was having difficulty breathing, he could hear an audible wheezing sound.
The patient had bilatral weakness in the legs when walking.
Children cannot going swimming if they have a cast on their arm.
Because the patient's breathing had ceased, the paramedic began resuscitation.
When the patient's blood pressure decreased, the heart-rate increased, which the paramedic recognized that as a compensatory action.
The patient's loss of eyesight is a possible complication of eye surgery.
The nurse asked the patient to comply w/the instructions for taking the medication.
The patient was very thin, and her abdomen appeared concave.
When teaching, the nurse tried to be concise, so the instructions would be easy to remember.
The mucus the patient was coughing up was of a thin, watery consistency.
Small blood vessels of the skin will constrict when ice is applied to the skin.
A healthy mouth is contingent on careful daily brushing & flossing.
The CNA noticed that the contour of the patient's abdomen was rounded.
Skeletal muscles have the ability to contract & expand.
The patient's excessive bleeding was a contraindication for discharge from the hospital.
The CNA helped the patient to the toilet so he could defecate.
You can experience a fluid deficit if you perspire heavily without drinking water.
The nurse will depress the patient's skin to see if any swelling is present.
The physician measures the depth of a wound by inserting a cotton swab into the wound.
The patient's gums are deteriorating and treatment is needed ASAP.
A thermometer is a device used to measure body temperature.
When the diameter of a blood vessel increases, the pressure in that blood vessel goes down.
When light is shined in your eyes, your pupils will dilate.
Use fruit juice to dilute a foul-tasting drug, making it easier to swallow.
The CNA observed several discrete bruise marks on the patient's body.
It is easier to draw blood from a distended blood vessel.
The nurse advised the pregnant patient to elevate her feet, to help stop the swelling of her ankles.
Endogenous insulin is produced by the pancreas.
Too much excercise would exacerbate the patient's breathing difficulties.
An excess consumption of caffeine may cause unpleasant effects such as feeling nervous.
Usually type I diabetics have to take exogenous insulin, because their bodies are unable to produce enough/any insulin on its own.
Rubberbands are made to expand & contract.
Too much sun exposure is leads to premature aging of the skin.
We have an internal layer and an external layer of skin.
Paramedics arrived too late to save any lives at the scene of a fatal car crash.
Staying up all night will lead to daytime fatigue.
After her stroke, the patient could not feed herself because her arms were flaccid.
After exercising you may notice that your face appears flushed.
The kid fell into a gaping whole in his back yard.
Female gender places patients at higher risk for breast cancer.
Adequate hydration leads to soft and supple skin.
Good bodily hygeine prevents bad body odor.
It was obvious that alcohol impaired the driver's, ability to drive.
The patient signed a consent form for the impending procedure.
There has been an increased incidence of infections that do not respond to antibiotics.
The patient's cut got infected and was inflamed.
It is dangerous to ingest harsh chemicals.
The patient was weak, so the nurse decided to initiate safety procedures.
Cancer can be hard to detect, because its spread is so insidious.
The nurse observed that the bandage was intact after surgery.
After the accident Shelly suffered from internal bleeding.
Blood sampling is considered an invasive procedure.
A labile change in body temperature is not normal and can result in a trip to the ER.
The crime scene was full of latent finger prints.
The child was lethargic, so his mother rushed him to the doctors.
The dietician looked for manifestations of poor nutrition, such as severe weight loss.
Fruits and vegetables contain nutrients that reduce the risk of some cancers.
A cold & blue foot leads the nurse to believe that the circultion to that foot was occluded.
Severe chest pains is an ominous sign, could mean a heart attack.
Treatment for cancer in most cases is ongoing.
Another term for mouth is, oral cavity.
The overt symptoms of the disease included vomiting and diarrhea.
The number of calories needed for energy is one of the important parameters of a healthy diet.
The respiratory therapist provided a breathing treatment to stop the patient's paroxysmal breathing difficulty.
The nurse checked to see whether the intravenous needle was patent before giving the patient her medication.
The medication was very potent and it immediately relieved the pateint's pain.
Because the patient was very weak, the CNA felt the patient had a high potential for falling.
The laboratory technician wore gloves as a precaution against blood contamination.
The paramedic assisted the pregant woman during a precipitous delivery in her home.
The dietician explains that high dietary fat intake predisposes some person to heart disease.
The patient had many preexisting condition, prior to her arrival to the hospital.
The patient's primary concern was when he could return to work after the operation.
It is a high priority to ensure lab techs are gentle when drawing blood.
The physician explained that w/treatment the prognosis would be good.
The dietician explained the rationale for the low-salt diet to the patient.
The patient does not want her tooth cavity to recur, so she uses toothpaste w/flouride.
Patient was advised to restrict the intake of fluid prior to surgery.
Eating lots of salt will cause our bodies to reatain water.
The CNA selected a site to take the patients blood pressure.
The patient's status is very unstable.
The pregnant patient was put on strict bed rest.
The patient was advised to supplement their diet with extra calcium.
The medications administered suppressed the patient's fever.
The CNA observed that the movement of both sides of the patient's chest was symmetrical after the accident.
The nurse recognized that the patient's weakness was a symptom of bleeding after surgery.
The patient became very confused, which was an untoward effect of the medication received.
The nurse instructed the patient to report if they were not able to urinate.
The doctor called the hospital and gave a verbal report on the patient's status.
The doctor knows that it is vital to learn what type of poison was taken when caring for a poisoning victim.