Triage
Triage (from French "trier" meaning "to separate, sift, or select") is the process of determining priority based on severity of condition. It helps allocate scarce time and resource, whether it is...
Distress
Distress is an aversive state where the Pt is unable to adapt completely to stressors, and their resulting stress, and shows maladaptive behaviors. See also [[Respiratory distress]]
Chest trauma
Chest trauma is any form of physical injury to the chest, including the ribs, heart, and lungs. Cause Blunt mechanisms, typically, e.g. MVA's Penetrating mechanisms e.g. stabbings Epidemiology Account for 25% of all deaths from...
Microscopic hematuria
Microscopic hematuria is where urine contians a small amount of blood. Blood quantity is too low to change the color of the urine, otherwise, it is known as gross hematuria. Indications Kidney...
Antenatal depression
Antenatal depression (aka prenatal depression) is a form of clinical depression that can affect a woman during pregnancy, and can be a precursor to postpartum depression if not properly Tx.
Discrimination
Discrimination is the treatment/consideration of/making a distinction in favor/against, a patient based on the group/class/category to which that patient belongs to, rather than on individual merit.
EPDS
Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is a 10-item questionnaire developed to identify women who have postpartum depression. Items on the scale correspond to various clinical depression Sx (e.g. guilt feeling,...
Venipuncture
Venipuncture is the process of obtaining IV access. Purpose IV therapy Administer therapeutic Tx (including medications, nutritions, chemotherapy) Obtain blood for: Dx purposes Monitor levels of blood components Remove blood due to excess levels of iron or...
Foot disease
Foot disease generally aren't limited (i.e. they are related to, or manifest elsewhere int he body). Pathophysiology The foot is often the 1st place some of these diseases appear, because of the...
Anosmia
Anosmia is a lack of functioning olfaction (i.e. sense of smell). Specific anosmia is anosmic for a particular odor. Cause Temporary loss of smell: Inflammation of the nasal mucosa, causing chronic mucosa changes...
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