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 is an aversive state where the Pt is unable to adapt completely to stressors, and their resulting stress, and shows maladaptive behaviors.
Chest trauma is any form of physical injury to the chest, including the ribs, heart, and lungs.
Blunt mechanisms, typically, e.g. MVA's
Penetrating mechanisms e.g. stabbings
Account for 25% of all deaths from...
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.
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 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.
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 is the process of obtaining IV access.
Administer therapeutic Tx (including medications, nutritions, chemotherapy)
Obtain blood for:
Monitor levels of blood components
Remove blood due to excess levels of iron or...
Foot disease generally aren't limited (i.e. they are related to, or manifest elsewhere int he body).
The foot is often the 1st place some of these diseases appear, because of the...
Anosmia is a lack of functioning olfaction (i.e. sense of smell). Specific anosmia is anosmic for a particular odor.
Temporary loss of smell:
Inflammation of the nasal mucosa, causing chronic mucosa changes...