Ch 26, 27, 28, 29
P wave: atrial depolarization (atrial contracting), SA node is setting off the signal
(Pacemaker of heart)
Q waves are often times not there, many times they are there when there is a
pathology. So you many not see them
Chapter 25: Assessment of cardiovascular function
Diastole: all four chambers relax simultaneously, allowing ventricles to fill in preparation for contraction.
Period of ventricular filling.
Systole: contraction of the two top chambers and two bottom cham
The nurse instructs a patient receiving phenytoin
(Dilantin) to visit the dentist regularly and perform
frequent oral hygiene. What common side effect is the
nurse educating the patient about for this medication?
1) Gingival hyperplasia
2) Oral candidiasi
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Common diagnosis for resp. is Impaired gas exchange. Interventions commonly
used are oxygen, positioning, suctioning.
Atelectasis is the collapse of the alveoli, not the lung. Collapsed lung is aka
pneumothorax. The fir
Chapter 25: CARDIAC ASSESSMENT
Any time you have an organ not working, first reaction is to see if there is enough oxygen getting to that
Harsh grading sound, is a friction rub
Heart is a muscular system and electrical system
Normal SA node rate o
What to expect out of surgery?
-Pain management, goal is to be pain free.
-Patient education before procedure
-anesthesia and the type of anesthesia; what it may feel like before or after it
-physical limitations; activity level after the surgery
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Chapter 20: Respirator Function
1 Describe the structures and functions of the upper and lower respiratory tracts.
Anatomy of the Respiratory System
Upper Respiratory Tract
Nose, Sinuses, Pharynx, Tonsils, Adenoids, Larynx
Lower Respiratory Tract
Management of Patients with Intestinal and Rectal Disorders
Abnormal infrequency or irregularity of defecation; any variation from normal
habits may be a problem
Causes include medications, chronic laxative use, weakness, immobilit