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health academy exam 3 study guide vocab only

health academy exam 3 study guide vocab only

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Ampule

Small glass container with a narrow neck

Approximation

The process of bringing two edges of a wound close together

Calibrate

To adjust it to make sure it is operating properly

Diluent

Liquid added to a medicine in a vile

Gauge

The size of a needle. The larger the number, the smaller the needle.

Glucometer

Small portable machine used to measure blood sugar

Intradermal

Injections placed into the superficial layer of the skin

Inramuscular

Injections of medication placed in the muscle

Mayo Stand

n a stand covered with a paper towel that holds equipment and supplies

Purulent

Pus from the wound

Vial

Small glass bottle with a rubber stopper

Apnea

Cessation of breathing during sleep

Atelectasis

Partial or full lung collapse

Bronchodilate

To open up the airway

COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Nasal cannula

Device used to provide low-flow of oxygen to the nostrils. 1.6 L/m

Oxygen Toxicity

Condition that occurs when too much oxygen is delivered

Pulse Oximeter

Device used to find out how much oxygen is in the blood

Side effects

Any effect caused by a drug other than intended

Simple mask

Reservoir of oxygen that fits over the nose and mouth. Delivers 35-50% oxygen. Up to 3 L/m