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  1. Major Constituents of blood
  2. Event Monitoring
  3. Red/Gray Speckled Tube
  4. Microbiology Section of lab includes:
  5. Laceration
  6. Endothelial cells
  7. Active File
  8. Electophoresis
  9. dynam-
  10. Medical Assistant
  11. Serology (immunology) Section
  12. cerebr-
  13. -asthenia
  14. Heredity
  15. Sterilization methods
  16. What are the 3 layers of the heart?
  17. tachy-
  18. Closed File
  19. dendr-
  20. contra-
  21. Blood types
  22. Throat culture
  23. EMR
  24. 3 parts of Urinalysis
  25. Respiratory Technologist
  26. Puncture
  27. 7 Requirements of Phone Messages
  28. Neutrophils
  29. Progress Notes
  30. Dermal Puncture
  31. Scope of Practice
  32. The most common size of winged-infusion needle is:
  33. Phlebotomist duties
  34. Tunica Adventitia
  35. Fowler's Position
  36. Ventricular arrhythmia
  37. (acronym.) BeCause Better Specimens, Y'all, Generate Perfect Goals
  38. Target Heart Rate
  39. Antiseptic
  40. Lower cardiac output/vascular resistance will result in a
  41. chole-
  42. salpingo-
  43. Chemical exam of urine consists of:
  44. Appendix A
  45. -OSIS
  46. Vagus nerve (Parasympathetic)
  47. Chemical Sterilization
  48. A meter is ______ inches long.
  49. One respiration
  50. 4 Filing Methods
  51. megal-
  52. Anthropometric Measurements
  53. Antiseptics used in Phlebotomy
  54. Chemistry section of a lab includes:
  55. Gold Tube Tests (common)
  56. Common tests for RED top tube
  57. Good Samaritan Law
  58. parietal pericardium
  59. Order of Draw for Capillary Specimens
  60. Vital Signs
  61. Light Blue Top tube
  62. Electronic Health Record
  63. Metabolism
  64. SA Node
  65. Winged infusion sets
  66. Thrombus
  67. Common Cardiovascular Agents
  68. Lact-
  69. myco-
  70. ROS
  71. Right Coronary Artery (RCA)
  72. Hypothalamus
  73. Red Top Tube
  74. Emergency Medical Technician
  75. Oliguria
  76. Myopia
  77. Procedural Coding (PCT)
  78. HCPCS
  79. Lub dup
  80. ABG
  81. Six Sections of CPT Tabular
  82. mening-
  83. Pharmacologic stress test
  84. Basic Steps in Medical Coding
  85. cheil-
  86. Tourniquets
  87. Tachypnea
  88. Upcoding
  89. Hematuria
  90. OD
  91. Presbyopia
  92. cervic-
  93. Open office hours
  94. Lymphocytes
  95. Double Booking
  96. PRE-Collection Phleb analytical errors
  97. plexus
  98. 60-Cycle interference
  99. An-esthesia
  100. PPE
  101. First Morning Sample
  102. Gray Top Tube
  103. HIPAA
  104. centesis
  105. Inter-
  106. FUO
  107. Tricuspid Valve
  108. The running speed for the ECG is
  109. Ischemia
  110. Urinary Bacteria
  111. Holter monitor
  112. Orthopnea
  113. Hepat-itis
  114. ml in tbsp
  115. Chux
  116. Plasma
  117. Radiological Technologist
  118. viscero
  119. Hemostasis
  120. AV Blocks
  121. Pulmonary Artery
  122. Proficiency Testing Systems
  123. Trans-Derm/al
  124. Avulsion
  125. Aseptic Technique
  126. Authentication
  127. aden-
  128. Modifiers (CPT)
  129. Medical coding specialist
  130. Blood Culture Collection
  131. Vacutainer
  132. Proct-
  133. Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN)
  134. Left Coronary Artery
  135. QRS complex
  136. Phagocytes
  137. Wave Scheduling
  138. Keep records on patients who are deceased for ___ years postmortem.
  139. Basal State
  140. Autoclave temperature
  141. sl
  142. RBA - Risks, Benefits, Alternatives
  143. Category I Code (CPT)
  144. Procedures: Tabular Index and Alphabetic Index (Volume 3)
  145. Yellow/Gold Top Tube
  146. 5 main types of mode of transmission:
  147. Flexible Office Hours
  148. ren-
  149. macul-
  150. Tabular Index (Volume 1)
  151. Arrhythmias of Sinus Origin
  152. Arterial Blood Gases (ABGs)
  153. Cheyne-Stokes
  154. Infection Control/ Chain of Infection
  155. Aggregate
  156. Diastole
  157. Fasting Specimens
  158. Portal of Entry
  159. hallux
  160. Capillary blood
  161. onych-
  162. mediastenum
  163. Pulmonary Vein
  164. Eosinophils
  165. Kubler-Ross
  166. D antigen
  167. Artifact
  168. AV Junction
  169. Starling Law
  170. Green tube Tests (common)
  171. Blood Pressure
  172. PHI
  173. Blue Tube tests (common)
  174. Battery depletion
  175. orth-
  176. Ventricular Repolarization
  177. Bundle of His
  178. Medical Asepsis
  179. The tracing marked on the paper is done...
  180. Cost-
  181. Endocardium
  182. trich-
  183. Pharmacokinetics
  184. Heart as a Pump
  185. lip-
  186. Medical Lab Tech -MLT
  187. Body Temperature, Respiration, Heart Function
  188. myel
  189. Vascular Phase
  190. qhs
  191. Specimen requirements (tube ID)
  192. Four methods of sterilization
  193. vesic-
  194. Chain of custody
  195. Nitroglycerin
  196. Final Diagnosis
  197. QRS Duration
  198. Telemetry
  199. Hypokalemia
  200. -desis
  201. Basilic Vein
  202. traumat-
  203. blephar-
  204. Backup Systems for the EMR
  205. acid-base
  206. RUG-
  207. NEC
  208. Purpose of Heart Valves
  209. The diameter of the bore of the needle is known as the ____________.
  210. ependym-
  211. The Gram staining procedure consists of the following sequence:
  212. Turbid
  213. Category II Code (CPT)
  214. Alphabetic Index (Volume 2)
  215. Systole
  216. Complications Associated with Phlebotomy
  217. DURING Collection Phleb analytical errors
  218. -lisis
  219. Family History
  220. Rule of 9's
  221. Nocturia
  222. pexy
  223. Dry Heat Sterilization
  224. Stroke Volume (Preload)
  225. Diaphoresis
  226. Failure to Obtain Blood
  227. AFTER Collection Phleb analytical errors
  228. squam-
  229. Purkinje Fibers
  230. SOAP
  231. Patient Confidentiality
  232. Chief Complaint
  233. CPT
  234. Requirements of an Executive Order (5)
  235. Standard Bipolar Limb Leads
  236. glosso-
  237. 3 Kinds of Transmission-Based Precautions
  238. onych
  239. Dorsal Recumbent Position
  240. Order of Draw
  241. Barrier Protection
  242. Blood should be drawn ______ an IV (if a better site cannot be found and that site MUST be used.)
  243. Gray tube Tests (common)
  244. spiro-
  245. P Wave
  246. U Wave
  247. Stroke Volume
  248. Protected Health Information (PHI)
  249. Chain of Infection
  250. Ectopic Rhythm
  251. Category III Code (CPT)
  252. Lavender Top Tubes
  253. Sinus arrhythmia
  254. Mode of Transmission
  255. Ocular lens
  256. PFSH
  257. Daily Urine output for average adult
  258. Source-Oriented Medical Record
  259. PKU
  260. The horizontal axis on ECG presents
  261. Advance booking
  262. Standard Precautions are:
  263. Records for Minor patients should be kept for at least _____ years AFTER she/he reaches legal age.
  264. Sclerosed Veins
  265. Phlebitis
  266. Standard Precautions and Transmission-Based Precautions
  267. Routine Urinalysis
  268. Diagnostic Coding Decision Tree
  269. Universal Precaution
  270. hemat-
  271. Negligence
  272. chondr-
  273. aVR
  274. Physical Therapist
  275. What is the percentage of isopropyl alcohol used as (venipuncture) antiseptic?
  276. Dry Heat sterilization
  277. Melan-oma
  278. The urinary system
  279. Retro-cardi-ac
  280. 4 Symptoms of Alcohol Abuse
  281. Horizontal Recumbent Position
  282. Continuous Fever
  283. Hemi-Hepat-ectomy
  284. Changes in the ____ segments and ___ wave inversion a are the early signs of myocardial infarction.
  285. aur-
  286. Segment
  287. Allied Health Field
  288. Nurse Practitioner- NP
  289. aVF
  290. T Wave
  291. Sinus Bradycardia
  292. My-algia
  293. ICD-9
  294. -ecstasis
  295. History of Present Illness (HPI)
  296. ADME
  297. Red tube Tests (common)
  298. ophthalm-
  299. Operative Report
  300. Standard precaution
  301. Holter Monitoring
  302. Morphine Sulfate
  303. Conduction Blocks
  304. Ventricular Fibrillation
  305. Parasympathetic (Vagus Nerve)
  306. Contusion
  307. Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT)
  308. aVL
  309. Blood Cultures (BC)
  310. Apnea
  311. rhexis
  312. Agents
  313. Dysmenorrhea
  314. Visual Acuity
  315. Chondr-itis
  316. Vectorborne
  317. The vertical axis on ECG represents
  318. The blood vessels are:
  319. Transmission-Based Precautions
  320. Blood Bank
  321. For patients allergic to iodine, ___________ ____________ is used.
  322. Scheduled Appointments
  323. 2 Types of Listening
  324. Epicardium
  325. President Bush put forth an executive order that included that every American's medical record be in electronic form by ______.
  326. Cardiac circulation
  327. Personal and Medical History
  328. Bone marrow
  329. What do you find in capillaries?
  330. The ____ ___________ objective lens of the microscope is used for observing bacteria, for WBC differential count and RBC morphology.
  331. EDTA
  332. Disinfection
  333. OS
  334. RBCs (Erythrocytes) make up _____ of formed elements in blood.
  335. What temperature must water be boiled for disinfection purposes?
  336. HCT Sample
  337. The Four Vital Signs of Body Function
  338. Myocardial Infarction
  339. Basophils
  340. Small Box method (ECG)
  341. Social History
  342. Cyan-o-derm-a
  343. Afebrile
  344. Percussion
  345. Homeostasis
  346. apo-
  347. Bicuspid Valve
  348. arthr-
  349. Respiration Rate abnormalities
  350. plasia
  351. Common Vehicle
  352. erythro-
  353. OU
  354. Dermal puncture is made in....
  355. -OSTOMY
  356. Each request for a blood specimen must include an ___________________.
  357. Administering medication
  358. DABDA - 5 Stages of Grief
  359. Diagnostic Coding
  360. CHEDDAR
  361. Febrile
  362. The stroke volume depends on:
  363. -carcin
  364. Urinary Leukocytes
  365. Standard Precautions
  366. BUCCO! :)
  367. Sequence Method (ECG)
  368. Sinus Tachycardia
  369. Ventricular Tachycardia
  370. Monocytes
  371. Precordial Chest Unipolar Leads
  372. Cephalic vein
  373. Dorsal Lithotomy Position
  374. Chemical Hygiene Plan
  375. spasm
  376. Axillary
  377. Hematoma
  378. Specific Gravity
  379. Sympathetic (via the neurotransmitter Norepinephrine) results in:
  380. path-
  381. erythrocytes
  382. Tortuous veins
  383. Edema
  384. _________ are the needle sizes routinely used for venipuncture.
  385. Anuria
  386. Gram Stain
  387. Code of Ethics
  388. Apical pulse
  389. Green Top Tube
  390. Tort
  391. ovar-
  392. Leukopenia
  393. NOC
  394. thorac
  395. Objective Information
  396. Patient Bill of Rights
  397. AV Reentry Tachycardia
  398. Electrode Placement for Holter monitioring
  399. Lith-iasis
  400. Stress Testing
  401. Arterial Blood
  402. The smaller the gauge, the _________ the diameter of the needle.
  403. Non-sterile procedure
  404. Gas Sterilization
  405. PERRLA
  406. Physical examination of urine consists of:
  407. Medicaid/Medicare patient records must be kept for at least ____ years.
  408. Hyperopia
  409. Portal of Exit
  410. orchi-
  411. edema-
  412. Cystoscope
  413. acro-
  414. Myocardium
  415. The average adult has ______ of blood.
  416. pyle-
  417. Ancillary Diagnostic Services
  418. Problem-Oriented Medical Record
  419. Neur-asthenia
  420. ID Needle
  421. Needles smaller than ___ gauge are not used for drawing blood because they can cause hemolysis.
  422. Oil immersion
  423. Encounter forms
  424. S1 First heart sound (Lubb)
  425. Serous Pericardium
  426. Common Errors in Blood Pressure Measurements:
  427. ECG Artifacts
  428. Prothrombin time
  429. cantho-
  430. Phlebotomist
  431. OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
  432. H&P
  433. 1:10 solution of household bleach
  434. Fistula
  435. Petechiae
  436. 3 major categories of safety hazards:
  437. cyan-
  438. Informed Consent
  439. histo-
  440. semen-
  441. Postprandial
  442. Absolute Refractory Period
  443. burso-
  444. po
  445. osmo-
  446. Cardiac Output =
  447. Augmented Unipolar Leads
  448. 4 Types of Communication
  449. Clean-Catch Specimen
  450. BPM
  451. Angina Pectoris
  452. Heart Base
  453. Accessioning Order
  454. Post-nasal
  455. AV Node
  456. Heart Apex
  457. Provisional Diagnosis
  458. Pacemaker Spike
  459. 6 Second Method (ECG)
  460. Etiology
  461. With patients that have just finished eating, drinking, or smoking:
  462. Reagent strips
  463. Digitalis
  464. Subpoena Duces tecum
  465. 5 Modes of Transmission
  466. Somatic tremor
  467. 12 to 20 per minute
  468. Lancet
  469. Cold agglutinins
  470. 3 Types of Fever
  471. -malacia
  472. Informed consent
  473. Broken recording
  474. rhin-
  475. Mid-Stream Specimen
  476. -OTOMY
  477. Downcoding
  478. SubQ needle
  479. Pharmacist
  480. colp-
  481. Susceptible Host
  482. Superior Vena Cava
  483. Polyuria
  484. Pulmonic Valve
  485. Gram-Negative Bacteria
  486. Modified Wave Scheduling
  487. Remittent
  488. Correcting an Error on an MR
  489. Focal length
  490. Supra-buccal
  491. Semilunar valves
  492. Inactive file
  493. Referral
  494. Blood request forms should include:
  495. 3 Types of Diagnosis
  496. Prone Position
  497. -iasis
  498. ECG Electrodes
  499. OSHA
  500. Median Cubital Vein
  501. Gingiv-itis
  502. HPI
  503. Bradypnea
  504. Gram-Positive Bacteria
  505. Registered Dietician
  506. "Code also"
  507. Oral temp is the most common method of measurement however it is not taken from the following patients:
  508. Hematocrit
  509. Which color Vacutainer is never used for Hematology?
  510. phon-
  511. Duty, Derelict, Direct Cause, Damage
  512. Sputum Specimen
  513. Atrial Fibrillation
  514. lith-
  515. Higher cardiac output/vascular resistance will result in a
  516. Formula for dilution:
  517. Bundle branches
  518. Quality Control
  519. AV (atriventricular) Valves
  520. Oste-o-path-y
  521. Main Elements of a Discharge Summary
  522. Wandering baseline
  523. Serum
  524. Exercise Stress Test
  525. Paramedic
  526. Glucosuria
  527. pr
  528. Eponyms
  529. Intermittent Fever
  530. Common Symptoms of Shock
  531. S2 Second heart sound (Dupp)
  532. BP =
  533. Premature Ventricular Contraction
  534. Lavender tube Tests (common)
  535. Interoperability
  536. Hyster-o-rrhexis
  537. Thrombocytes
  538. Autoclave
  539. Peripheral vascular resistance
  540. cilia
  541. Venous blood
  542. celio-
  543. Reverse isolation
  544. Waveform
  545. Epinephrine
  546. brady-
  547. -plegia
  548. Saw-toothed waves
  549. Knee-Chest Position
  550. Vacutainer has lost it's vacuum because?
  551. FBS
  552. 4 Ways to describe Urine Clarity
  553. Light-sensitive specimens
  554. mechano-
  555. Differential Diagnosis
  556. Cervic-itis
  557. Epistaxis
  558. Snellen Eye Chart
  559. Pre-excitation syndromes
  560. atrioventricular valves
  561. ACOUSTI
  562. Atrial Flutter
  563. pc
  564. Grouping procedures
  565. Coagulation
  1. a Time. 1mm=0.04 sec. 5mm=0.2 sec.
  2. b the ability to schedule and appointment after work or school extended hours
  4. d most widely used technique to chemically analyze urine.
  5. e Where all blood cells originate.
  6. f break, burst
  7. g The endocardium is the inner layer of the heart. It consists of epithelial tissue and connective tissue.
    Function: Lines the inner cavities of the heart, covers heart valves and is continuous with the inner lining of blood vessels.
    Purkinje fibers are located in the endocardium. They participate in the contraction of the heart muscle.
  8. h Middle layer of the heart. Cardiac muscle tissue that is responsible for contraction.
  10. j nail, claw
  11. k Painful menstruation
  12. l A cardiac arrhythmia characterized by chaotic, rapid electrical impulses in the atria. Atria quiver instead of contracting, causing irregular ventricular response and the ejection of a reduced amount of blood.
  13. m Patient is currently receiving treatment
  14. n A Fever that remains constant above the baseline; it does not fluncate
  15. o a hand held device carried in pocket which is switched on only when patient is experiencing symptoms. Recorded from anterior chest wall on magnetic tape or computer chip which is scanned later and transmitted later.`
  16. p Consists of 2 kidneys, 2 ureters, one urinary bladder and one urethra.
  17. q neck
  18. r Additive: sodium heparin, lithium heparin, ammonium heparin. Heparin slows down/ stops thrombin in the coagulation cascade. It's not used for hematology because heparin interferes with the Wright's stained blood smear. Invert tube 8 times.
  19. s Electronic Medical Record; allows for electronic information storage, exchange and retrieval.
  20. t Abbreviation for international classification of disease, 9th revision, clinical modification. A reference in for reporting diagnoses codes.
  21. u joint
  22. v A payer's review and reduction of a procedure code (often an E/M code) to a lower level than reported by the provider.
  23. w Accessioning order
  24. x Codes the diagnosis and procedure; typically works in an office or hospital. In some cases, simply verifies that assigned codes are consistent with what the Physician has documented. In other cases, translates the doctor's written diagnosis and treatment into codes, then often routes the codes to a Medical Billing Specialist, who sends the claim to the insurance company
  25. y 2014
  26. z BELOW the IV
  27. aa Excessive sweating
  28. ab Calculations for assessing percentage of body surface burned.
  29. ac are sensors that pick up electrical activity, conducting to the ECG machine, 10 electrodes are used for the 12-Lead ECG, most electrodes are disposable.
  30. ad Receive formal training in nutrition and different types of diets that patients are placed on to improve or maintain their condition.
  31. ae 1. Draw ONE line Though the error
    2. Insert the correction about or immediately after the error.
    3. In the margin, write "correction" or "corr" and initial the entry (if indicated by the office policy and procedure manual.)
  32. af Physical hazards, Chemical hazards, Biological hazards.
  33. ag 10
  34. ah Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance (Kubler-Ross)
  35. ai Patients are seen in the order they arrive at the medical office. Also called TIDAL WAVE Scheduling
  36. aj Allows the infectious agent access to the susceptible host.
  38. al A certain # of patients are scheduled to arrive at the same time and are seen in which the order they arrive.
  39. am BEHIND the NOSE
  40. an Analyzation of the chemical components of blood, e.g. hemoglobin, serum, urine,cerebrospinal Fluid based on electrical charge..
  41. ao Requires higher temperature than steam sterilization, but longer exposure times. Used for instruments that easily corrode.
  42. ap Rib
  43. aq (platelets) small irregularly shaped packets of cytoplasm, essential for blood coagulation
  44. ar dilation, expansion
  45. as The passage of large volumes of urine
  46. at (Current Procedural Terminology) the most commonly used system of procedure codes.
  47. au The infectious agent enters a person who is not resistant or immune.
  48. av a method of cleaning equipment used for instruments that cannot be exposed to the high temperatures of steam sterilization.
  49. aw proficiency testing systems required for laboratories state, local and private agencies send sera to the laboratories for testing the results which is sent back to the agency.
  50. ax a manufacturing defect, expired tube, or a very fine crack in the tube, or tube has been put on hub to use then taken off.
  51. ay tissue
  52. az spot, blotch
  53. ba antibodies produced in response to atypical pneumonia, must be kept at 37 C.
  54. bb A set of practices that apply to patients with documented or suspected infection or colonization with highly transmissible or epidemiologically important pathogens for which precautions beyond the standard precautions are needed to interrupt transmission in health-care settings.
  55. bc Located between the atria and ventricles. AV cusped valves characteristics are: They have tough fibrous rings, long and strong leaflets (cuspids), They are accessory organs (like papillary muscles and chordae tendinae)
  56. bd Study of sound properties
  57. be eyelid
  58. bf REMOVAL of HALF of the LIVER
  59. bg Cardiovascular stress induced by meds when routine stress test is contrindicated or if pt is unable to complete
  60. bh pH. Glucose, Ketone, Protein, Blood, Bilirubin, Urobilinogen, Nitrite, Leukocyte esterase
  61. bi 70%
  62. bj Craving, loss of control, physical dependence, tolerance
  63. bk The electrical impulses bypass the normal pathway and, instead, go down an accessory shortcut.
  64. bl INFLAMMATION of the GUMS
  65. bm Gauge
  66. bn Originate in an ectopic focus in the ventricles. As the name implies, it is a premature (early) occurrence of a QRS complex. P wave: usually not seen. QRS: wide and distorted as compared to others, and is early. Rhythm: irregular because of PVC's.\\
  67. bo development
  68. bp a condition (IASIS!) of the LACK of FEELING
  69. bq brain
  70. br Also known as a plain vacuum tube. Contains no additive or coag. Collected blood clots by normal coagulation process is 30-60 minutes. No need to invert tube.
  71. bs Augmented Left Arm Lead. Lead aVL records electrical activity from the midpoint between the right arm and left leg to the left arm.
  72. bt A circulating leukocyte that produces histamine. Account for 0%-1% of WBCs in the blood.
  73. bu Not Otherwise Classified (ICM-coding)
  74. bv suspension, fixation
  75. bw To bind, tie together.
  76. bx coil
  77. by an abnormal signal that does not reflect electrical activity of the heart during the cardiac cycle
  78. bz History and Physical Exam
  79. ca Specific ways in which microorganisms travel from the reservoir to the susceptible host.
  80. cb Endocardium, Myocardium, epicardium.
  81. cc The distance of the object to be examined to the center of the lens.
  82. cd collects blood from capillaries, usually finger using lancet
  83. ce A localized collection of blood outside the blood vessels, usually in liquid form within the tissue. An ecchymosis, commonly called a bruise, is a hematoma of the skin larger than 10mm.
  84. cf the space in the thoracic cavity between the lungs
  85. cg Bacteria that have a thick peptido glycan cell wall, and no outer membrane. They stain very darkly (purple)/blue/black in Gram stain.
  86. ch Most common sample for routine urinalysis. Also called the Early Morning Specimen. Urine formed over approx 8 hour period.
  87. ci The specimen requires special cleaning of the external genitalia prior to collection. Front to back!
  88. cj Bigger
  89. ck A two-digit character that is appended to a CPT code to report special circumstances involved with a procedure or service.
  90. cl infectious microorganisms that can be classified into groups namely: viruses,bacteria,fungi,and parasites.
  91. cm Code for a new or experimental procedure or services.
  92. cn History of Present Illness
  94. cp Fasting Blood Sugar
  95. cq The 1st phase of repolarization in which myocardial cell is unable to react to any electrical stimulus. This period falls during the depolarization and contraction of the ventricles, thus protecting the heart from any abnormal electrical stimulus that might result in loss of rhythmic contractions.
  96. cr swelling
  97. cs All departments and services that are peripheral of Physicians and nurses
  98. ct muddy, having sediment stirred up, clouded to the point of being opaque
  99. cu Hematoma, Hemoconcentration, Phlebitis, Petechiae, Thrombus, Septicemia, Trauma
  100. cv Eyepiece of the microscope
  101. cw 212 F
  102. cx Serum chemistry tests; Serology tests; Blood bank (glass only)
  103. cy Left Eye
  104. cz Standard Precautions are the minimum infection prevention practices that apply to all patient care, regardless of suspected or confirmed infection status of the patient, in any setting where healthcare is delivered. Standard Precautions include: 1) hand hygiene, 2) use of personal protective equipment (e.g., gloves, gowns, masks), 3) safe injection practices, 4) safe handling of potentially contaminated equipment or surfaces in the patient environment, and 5) respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette.
  105. da A supraventricular tachycardia, where rhythmic but excessive electrical discharge make the atria contract rapidly, with some electrical impulses reaching the ventricles. (Has no P waves, instead a typical saw-tooth-like wave.)
  106. db The blood volume ejected outside the heart is equal to the blood volume returning back into the heart.
  107. dc (Stroke volume) x (HR per/min)
  108. dd 5th intercostal space, left midclavicular line
  109. de Extremities
  110. df Another name for red blood cells (RBC)
  111. dg Blood vessels that bring oxygen rich blood to the heart from the lungs.
  112. dh 2
  113. di The outer layer of tissue of a blood vessel wall, composed of elastic and fibrous connective tissue.
  114. dj Electrical impulses go down the usual pathway but encounter blocks and delays
  115. dk The atrioventricular junction; the portion of the electric conduction system of the heart located in the upper part of the interventricular septum that conducts the excitation impulse from the atria to the bundle of His.
  116. dl Vital signs reflect the functions of three body processes necessary for life
  117. dm This section of the lab uses serum to analyze the presence of of antibodies to bacteria, fungi,viruses parasites and antibodies against the body's own substances.
  118. dn Blood obtained from a vein; oxygen-depleted blood which is darker than arterial blood
  119. do Pale,cold clammy skin/Rapid,weak pulse/Increased,shallow breathing rate/Expressionless face;staring eyes
  120. dp a development by the American Medical Association that guarantees a patient the right to receive courteous, considerate,respectful treatment in a clean/safe environment; appropriate healthcare; information about his/her health treatment plan in a way that he or she understands; a continuity of care; confidentiality privacy;participation in planning care and treatment; refusal of care; use of grievance mechanisms; treatment without discrimination;an itemized bill and explanation of all charges; and review of the medical record and/or copy at reasonable fee.
  121. dq Looking at all units as a whole
  122. dr voice, sound
  123. ds Clear, Slightly Cloudy, Cloudy, Turbid
  124. dt lactic acid meas. Glucose tolerance test (gtt) fading blood sugar, blood alcohol level
  125. du Located between the right ventricle and the pulmonary trunk
  126. dv red
  127. dw contains the anticoagulant Sodium Citrate, tube must be filled completely to maintain the ratio of nine parts blood to one part sodium citrate and should be inverted three to four times
  128. dx -steam -dry heat -filtration -gas -ionizing radiation
  129. dy Determine ventricular rate, select R wave that falls on a dark vertical line, number the next 6 consecutive dark vertical lines as follows: 300, 150, 75, 60, 50.
  130. dz For a chart to be admissible as evidence in court, the person dictating or writing the entries must be able to attest that they were true and correct at the time that they were written. This is done best by initialing entries made to the MR.
  131. ea The T Wave. ~ The first wave produced after the QRS Complex. Has the following characteristics: The deflection produced by the ventricular repolarization. It is slighty asymmetric. No more than 5 mm in height.
  132. eb Arterial Blood Gas. Blood test that measures the amount of O2 and CO2 in the blood. TEST DONE ON RADIAL ARTERY.
  133. ec A story that explains something's cause or origin.
  134. ed The third choice for venipunctures. It is the least firmly anchored and located near the brachial artery. If the needle is inserted too deep, this artery may be punctured.
  135. ee SOFTENING
  136. ef Abnormal Condition
  137. eg Hear attack occurs due to lack of blood flow through the coronary arteries to the heart muscle
  138. eh Density of an object relative to water. No units.
  139. ei Located at the interventricular septum, the Bundle of His divides the right and left bundle branches, the function of which is to conduct the electrical impulse to the Purkinje fibers throughout the ventricles.
  140. ej blue
  141. ek wrapping, a covering
  142. el Farsightedness
  143. em A class of white blood cells that consist of small and large lymphocytes. The small lymphocytes bear variable cell-surface receptors for antigen and are responsible for adaptive immune responses. There are two main classes of small lymphocyte—B lymphocytes (B cells) and T lymphocytes (T cells). Large granular lymphocytes are natural killer (NK) cells, lymphocytes of innate immunity.
  145. eo A mode of bacterial transmission that would take place whne and infectious agent was transmitted through a item such as food or water.
  146. ep A 5 digit primary procedure or service code found in the tabular index that is selected when performing insurance billing or statistical research.
  147. eq Created using gathered from the patient. Usually includes information such as past illnesses, surgical operations, and the patient's daily health plans.
  148. er (ECG) Can produce deflections occurring at rapid rate that may mimic atrial flutter. this is caused by electrical appliances or apparatus being used nearby while the tracing is taken.
  149. es A pathological sinus or abnormal passage leading from an abscess cavity or hollow organ to the surface or from one abscess cavity or organ to another, i.e., rectal/vaginal fistula-and opening from the rectum to the vagina.
  150. et Green top tube. Additive heparin interferes with the Wright stain.
  151. eu destroy,dissolution,separation
  152. ev ...
  153. ew An important cardiac drug that indirectly acts to raise the intracellular concentration of calcium, thereby increasing the strength of ventricular contractions in people suffering from congestive heart failure.
  154. ex Compact version of an electrocardiograph is worn during a 24-hour period to detect cardiac arrhythmias.
  155. ey hair
  156. ez After a meal
  157. fa The four elements of negligence:
    Duty: Duty of care,
    Derelict: breach of duty of care,
    Direct cause: legally recognizable injury occurs as a result of the breach of duty of care,
    Damage: wrongful activity must have caused the injury or harm that occurred.
  158. fb Objective findings, often called signs, are gained from the physician's examination of the pt. Include: Physical exam & findings, lab and radiology reports, diagnosis, treatment prescribed, progress notes, condition at the time of termination of treatment.
  159. fc the greater the volume of blood inside the heart during diastole, the stronger the heart contraction force during the systole.
  160. fd time required for depolarization of both ventricles (0.04 TO 0.10)
  161. fe A temporary diagnosis made before all test results have been received.
  162. ff cartilage
  163. fg Special codes that can help providers track revenue and reimbursement.
  164. fh kidney
  165. fi Where Electrical flow follows the usual conduction pathway but is too fast, too slow or irregular.
  166. fj This position is when the patient lies on his/her abdomen with head turned to one side for comfort, the arms may be above head or alongside the body.
  167. fk chlorhexidine gluconate
  168. fl A condition in which the heart's electrical impulses are disorganized, preventing the heart muscle from contracting normally. It is produced by multiple electrical sites firing electrical impulses at the same time, resulting in quivering of the ventricles myocardial muscle fibers, but not a uniform contraction.
    The rhythm is a chaotic deflection of different waves that vary in size, shape and duration.
    There are NO normal visible waves. There is no contraction, this is no blood ejected in the blood vessels, so the blood can clot. This is a medical emergency which requires defibrillation and CPR.
  169. fm The section of the ICD-9-CM in which diseases and injuries with corresponding diagnosis codes are presented in alphabetical order.
    ALSO contains 3 supplementary sections: Hypertension table, Neoplasm table, Table of Drugs & Chemicals
  171. fo Requires higher temperature that steam sterilization but longer exposure times. Used for instruments that easily corrodes.
  172. fp pattern of breathing characterized by a gradual increase of depth and sometimes rate to a maximum level, followed by a decrease, resulting in apnea.
  173. fq An insufficient blood supply to the myocardium. Atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries is the most common cause of blood supply reduction.
  174. fr membrane
  175. fs Past Family and Social History
  176. ft An approach to infection control in which all human blood and certain body fluids are treated as if known to be infectious for blood borne pathogens.
  177. fu each night or at bedtime
  178. fv A condition in which an inadequate amount of potassium, the major intracellular cation, is found in the circulatory bloodstream.
  179. fw Read, Analyze, Abstract the procedure or service documented, compare it with the encounter form, operative report or other documentation.
  181. fy Fluctuating fever that remains elevated; it does not return to baseline temperature.
  182. fz tree, branching
  183. ga patient misidentification, improper time of collection, wrong tube, inadequate fast, exercise, patient posture, poor coordination with other treatments, improper site prep, medication interference.
  184. gb Order of draw (per NHA): Blood Cultures, Blue (light), Serum (red), Yellow, Green, Purple (Lavender), Gray
  185. gc instrument used for visual examination of the bladder
  186. gd The force exerted against the blood flow and is determined by the diameter of the vessel. The lower the vascular resistance the less force is needed to eject the blood out of the heart during systole.
  187. ge 3/8-5/8" up to 1 inch, 25-30 gauge
  188. gf Patients has not been seen for about 6 months to a year
  189. gg Used when more than one code is necessary to fully identify a given condition, "code also" or "use additional code" is used.
  190. gh 15 ml
  191. gi hollow
  192. gj specimens are protected from light by wrapping the tubes in aluminum foil immediately
  193. gk Serous pericardium is thin and smooth and consists of 2 layers; the parietal layer and the visceral layer.
  194. gl Methods of Medical Asepsis
  195. gm wrinkle, fold, crease
  196. gn odor
  197. go Represents ventricle depolarization. The QRS Interval is measured from the start of the Q wave or from the beginning of the R wave if no Q wave is present. If no Q wave is present, a normal QRS interval should be less than 0.12 seconds in all leads.
  198. gp patient information is arranged according to who supplied the data- the patient, doctor, specialist, or someone else. Describes all problems and treatments on the same form in a simple chronological order.
  199. gq One inspiration (inhale) and one expiration (exhale)
  200. gr A strong, pressurized, steam-heated vessel used for sterilization.
  201. gs angle at the end of the eyelid
  202. gt Failure to separate serum from cell, improper use of serum separator, processing delays, exposure to light, improper storage conditions, rimming cloths
  203. gu Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  204. gv slow
  205. gw marrow
  206. gx Contraction phase of the heartbeat.
  208. gz The section of the ICD-9-CM that contains a tab AND alphabetic index. Primarily used in hospitals.
  209. ha Personal Protective Equipment i.e. gloves, mask, safety glasses and clinical attire (Anything that can be worn on the PERSON.)
  210. hb Ex: Schedule two patients for the same time and then the third patient is scheduled for half an hour later.
  211. hc anus, rectum
  212. hd Protected Health Information
  213. he A series of ?'s that assists the med assistant in navigating the Alphabetic and Tabular index while the steps for diagnostic coding are performed.
  214. hf A sympathetic drug used to manage cardiac arrest, because increases heart contractibility.
  215. hg A type of wound in which a hole is made by a sharp object
  216. hh Branches into two arteries: 1. Anterior interventricular artery - also called the left anterior descending artery, supplies the anterior surface of both ventricles and most of the interventricular septum 2. Circumflex artery - supplies the left atrium and ventricle.
  217. hi gate, opening
  218. hj 3 Or More PVCs In A Row And A Heart Rate Of 150-250 BPM. Wide,bizarre QRS complexes with T Waves pointing in the opposite direction from the main QRS direction.
  219. hk These veins feel hard or cordlike. Can be caused by disease, inflammation, chemotherapy or repeated venipunctures.
  220. hl RUPTURE of the UTERUS
  221. hm Bacteriology, Parasitology, Mycology, Virology
  222. hn two or more more patients are given a particular appointment time. Scheduler must consider the reason for the appt when using this method to ensure enough time is allotted for the pts
  223. ho Blood clotting.
  224. hp Each request for blood withdrawl must include accessioning order, number for paper work, and supplies and patients identification. The blood request forms should include the following:
    Patient's name and age from ID plate or wristband, Identification number, date & time the specimen is obtained, name or initials of person who obtains specimen, accessioning number, Physician's name, department for which which work is being done, other useful info (special comments, unusual sampling site, drawn near Iv site...)
  226. hr after meal or on empty stomach
  227. hs Contains anticoagulant Heparin. Blood gas determinations and pH assays
  228. ht transmission of certain diseases due to the bite of the insect or animal.
  229. hu An abnormally rapid rate of respiration usually or more than 20 breaths per minute.
  230. hv description of current problem, includes location, quality, severity, duration, timing, context, modifying factors, and associated signs and symptoms.
  231. hw 2 electrodes are placed on bone to minimize artifact near the v1 and v5. 2 electrodes are placed over the sternal head. one ground electrode is placed on the 9th and 10th rib at the right midaxillary line.
  232. hx fibers in the ventricles that transmit impulses to the right and left ventricles, causing them to contract.
  233. hy Defect in vision in advancing age involving loss of accommodation or recession of near vision
  234. hz a bundle of modified heart muscle that transmits the cardiac impulse from the atrioventricular node to the ventricles causing them to contract.
  235. ia clinical laboratory department where blood components are tested and stored until needed for transfusion; immunohematology department; transfusion services; also the refrigerated unit used for storing blood components.
  236. ib They are used for venipuncture on small veins such as those in the hand. The are also used for venipuncture in the elderly and pediatric patients.
  237. ic Branches off the ascending aorta. Supplies the right atrium and sinoatrial node (pacemaker), continues along the coronary sulcus under the right auricle, and gives off two branches of its own (right marginal branch and posterior interventricular branch).
  238. id Ability to breathe only in an upright position.
  239. ie Aorta, arteries, arterioles, capillaries, venules, veins, superior and inferior vena cava
  240. if The Standard for Occupational Exposures to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories, which clarifies the handling of hazardous chemicals in medical laboratories.
  241. ig A method of differentiating bacterial species into two large groups (gram-positive and gram-negative). Gram staining differentiates bacteria by the chemical and physical properties of their cell walls by detecting peptidoglycan, which is present in a thick layer in gram-positive bacteria. The Gram stain is almost always the first step in the identification of a bacterial organism.
  242. ih Services that support patient diagnoses (e.g., laboratory or radiologic services).
  243. ii Scheduling a future appointment before the patient leaves the office
  244. ij This position is when the patient lays on their back with knees flexed and soles of feet flat on the bed.
  245. ik -Increases the HR
    -Increases the force of contraction
    -Increases the blood pressure
    -via DOPAMINERGIC receptors increases the diameter of the visceral blood vessels and consequently the visceral blood flow
  246. il eyelash
  247. im Normal heart sound
  248. in Puncture
  249. io Review of Systems
  250. ip eye
  251. iq Voltage
  252. ir The large connecting branch that arises from the cephalic vein below the elbow and passes obliquely upward over the cubital fossa to join the basilic vein. FIRST CHOICE to use for Venipuncture.
  253. is H & H, hemoglobin, hematocrit, CBC
  254. it surgical creation of an opening
  255. iu Arterial depolarization
  256. iv Outermost layer of the serous membrane around the heart.
  257. iw CPT appendix where all modifiers be found.
  258. ix STERILE. Contains the anticoag sodium polyanethoesulfonate (SPS). These are used to collect specimens to be cultured for the presence of microorganisms. The SPS aids in the recovery of microorganisms by inhibiting the actions of complement, phagocytes and certain antibiotics. Invert 8 times.
  259. iy requires collection of blood while the patient is in the basal state, the patient has fasted and refrained from strenuous exercise for 12 hours prior to the draw
  260. iz -Slows the pacemaker and HR
    -Slows the conduction of electricity in AV node
    -Decreases the strength of atrial and ventricular contraction
  261. ja A set of chemical reactions through which an organism builds up or breaks down materials as it carries out its life processes.
  262. jb A cut
  263. jc Absence of breathing
  264. jd Notes used in the patient chart to track the progress and condition of the patient.
  265. je A laboratory diagnostic test to find a bacterial or fungal infection in the throat. Sampling is performed by throat swab, and the sample is put in a special cup (culture) that allows infections to grow. If an infection grows, the culture is positive. The type of infection is found using a microscope, chemical tests, or both. If no infection grows, the culture is negative.
  266. jf Atrial Fibrillation
  267. jg The primary purpose of a QC program is to provide reliable data about a patient's health status by ensuring the accuracy of test results while detecting and eliminating errors.
  268. jh The medical term meaning transmission of ECG signals via radio waves
  269. ji Braid
  270. jj The aggregate electronic record of health-related info on a pt that is created and gathered across MORE THAN ONE HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATION and is managed and consulted by licensed clinicians and staff involved in the pt's health care.
  271. jk A tendency to maintain a balanced or constant internal state; the regulation of any aspect of body chemistry, such as blood glucose, around a particular level.
  272. jl The presence of increased #s of leukocytes in the urine is an indicator of bacteriuria or UTI.
  273. jm Arrest of bleeding or circulation
  274. jn Under the arm (armpit)
  275. jo Involves procedures and practices that reduce the number and transfer of pathogens. For example, performing hand hygiene and wearing gloves, nothing on floor, clean from least soiled to most soiled.
  276. jp Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act....
  277. jq seed, sperm
  278. jr egg
  279. js An injury in which soft tissue is torn completely loose or is hanging as a flap.
  280. jt Action/Rate at which the drug action begins and duration. Includes ADME (absorption, distribution, metabolism, elimination).
  281. ju 3
  282. jv performed to screen for urinary and systemic disorders.
  283. jw of / pertaining to blood
  284. jx The standards of right and wrong in a medical setting.
  285. jy Largest of the Leukocytes.
  286. jz 23
  287. ka Fasting blood sugar, Glucose tolerance test, blood alcohol levels, lactic acid measurement. Contains additives and anticoagulants.
  288. kb An active, shared decision making process between the health care provider and the recipient of care, number things must be met for consent to be valid; 1st there must be adequate disclosure of the diagnosis; 2nd the patient must demonstrate clear understanding and comprehension of the information being provided; 3rd the recipient of care must give consent voluntarily. (RBA)
  289. kc cutting into
  290. kd prepare patients for collections, collect routine skin punctures and venous specimines for testing, prepare specimen, maintain confidentiality collect and prepare point of care testing (POCT) etc
  291. ke The reason why the patient came to see the physician
  292. kf between, among
  293. kg Right eye
  294. kh prevent back flow of blood; assures one direction flow through heart.
  295. ki bile
  296. kj Absence of urine
  297. kk All patients have a right to privacy and all information should remain privileged. Discuss patient information only with the patient's physician or office personnel that need certain information to do their job. Obtain a signed consent form to release medical information to the insurance company or other individual.
  298. kl Proctosigmoidoscopy
  299. km The ability generally by adoption of standards, of systems to work together. (i.e. Electronic Medical Records)
  300. kn chest
  301. ko volume 1 of the ICD-9-CM coding manual that contains all the diagnostic codes which are grouped into 17 chapters of disease and injury. Contains as a Catagory (3 digit code), a SUBcategory (add 4th digit) and a SUBclassification (5th digit)
  302. kp PAIN in the MUSCLE
  303. kq An impermeable pad used to protect the patient's clothing and bedding.
  304. kr LOWER BP
  305. ks Augmented Foot Lead. Lead aVF records electrical activity form the midpoint between the right arm and left arm to the left leg.
  306. kt THROUGH the SKIN
  307. ku the route taken by the blood within the heart
  308. kv Fever of Unknown Origin
  309. kw fast
  310. kx Paralysis
  311. ky abnormal condition
  312. kz This test is ordered for infants to detect phenylketonuria, a genetic disease that causes mental retardation and brain damage. Test is done on blood from newborn's heel or in urine.
  313. la 26-27 gauge; 1/4-5/8"
  314. lb A procedure that makes certain that a biologic specimen is always in the custody of a person legally responsible for maintaining the integrity of the sample. The chain begins with patient identification, continues during collection, processing, and testing. Every step in the process is monitored and documented (e.g., date, time, and identification of the handler). Additional documentation includes special containers, sealing material, and forms..
  315. lc Practitioners can see more patients with less pressure, scheduling takes skill/organization/efficiency, scheduler must know length of time involved with various procedures, and various classifications of office visits
  316. ld This consists of links, each of which is necessary for the infectious disease to spread. Infection control is based on the fact that the transmission of infectious diseases will be prevented or stopped when any level in the chain is broken or interrupted.

  317. le BEHIND the HEART
  318. lf Her theory proposes that the terminally ill pass through a squence of 5 stages: 1. denial, 2. anger/resentment, 3. bargaining, 4. depression, and 5. acceptance
  319. lg all electrodes are positive and record the heart electricity in the horizontal plane.
  320. lh 25mm/sec.
  321. li (atrioventricular node) region of the heart between the right atrium and right ventricle from which electrical impulses spread to the ventricles during a heartbeat. Delays the signal of conduction to myocardium to allow the ventricles to fill.
  322. lj Component of blood which is collected after coagulation. (does not contain coagulant)
  323. lk 1-inch and 1.5-inch needles
  325. lm enlarged
  326. ln a portable electrocardiograph that is worn by an ambulatory patient to continuously monitor the heart rates and rhythms over a 24-hour period.
  327. lo Informed Consent
  328. lp ear
  329. lq cheek
  330. lr % of total blood volume that is formed elements.
  331. ls by mouth, orally
  332. lt Disease
  333. lu 1.) Tube has lost it's vacuum
    2.) Improperly positioned needle
    3.) Collapsed Vein
  334. lv big toe
  335. lw scale
  336. lx 1) Dye - (crystal violet)
    2) Mordant - Gram's iodine
    3) Decolorizer - 94% ethyl alcohol/acetone mixture
    4) Counterstain- safranin stain
  337. ly the court command to a witness to produce at trial a certain pertinent document he or she holds
  338. lz 220 minus patients age. EX. THR for 40 yr old pt is 220-40=180.
  339. ma Stone
  340. mb The blood volume ejected outside the ventricle after each contraction. ~ The volume of the blood returning to the heart. ~ The force of the myocardium contraction
  341. mc fat
  342. md a study that evaluates cardiac function during physical stress by riding a bike or walking on a treadmill. Test is performed until 85% of the target heart rate is reached.
  343. me Measurements or estimates of physical aspects of the body such as height, weight, circumferences, and body composition.
  344. mf AV blocks are identified as a delay or interruption of the electrical impulse conduction beyond the AV node. It is evaluated by measuring the PR interval in ECG traces. THE PR INTERVAL IS THE KEY OF DIFFERENTIATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF THE AV BLOCKS!
  345. mg Evaluation & Management (E&M), Anesthesia, Surgery (all body systems), Radiology, Pathology and Laboratory, Medicine
  346. mh Desired Strength/Available Strength = x (Amount needed)/Amount Available
  347. mi Excessive urination at night
  348. mj fungus
  349. mk Improper cuff size, The arm is not at heart level, Cuff is not completely deflated before use, Deflation of the cuff is faster than 2-3 mmHg per second, Improper cuff placement, Defective equipment.
  350. ml occurs during ventricular relaxation when SL valves (Pulmonary and Aortic valves) close.
  351. mm abdomen
  352. mn Used for rectal and vaginal examinations, the patient is on his/her knees with his/her chest resting on the bed arms above head.
  353. mo A procedure used in medical asepsis using various chemicals that can be used to destroy many pathogenic microorganisms.
  354. mp Will also be used for extracting procedure and diagnostic info for pts who underwent surgery as out/inpatients.
    An OP includes: preliminary diagnosis and procedure, final diagnosis and procedure, detailed description of the operative procedure from start to finish.
  355. mq 1. Agencies are to implement inter-operable systems as current systems are upgraded.
    2. Providers and payers with whom agencies do business will also implement inter-operable systems.
    3. Prices paid to beneficiaries will be available both to beneficiaries and to the public.
    4. Agencies and providers will participate in development of information regarding the overall cost of healthcare services and treatments.
    5. Agencies and providers will develop approaches that encourage high-quality and efficient health care.
  356. mr Bacteria that are decolorized completely by ethanol and take up safranin counterstain. They appear red (or pink) in Gram stain.
  357. ms Enteric gram-negative bacteria that are always nitrite positive can convert urinary nitrate to nitrite. A positive nitrite test is an indication that a significant number of bacteria are present in the urine.
  358. mt Cellular: RBC (erythrocytes), WBC(Leukocytes), Platelets (thrombocytes)
  359. mu H+ removal by blood as buffer, exhalation of CO2, and excretion in urine
  360. mv located at the level of the second intercostal
  361. mw Precautions apply to blood, all body fluids, secretions and excretions except sweat, non-intact skin and mucous membranes
  362. mx All of the characteristics of normal sinus rhythm, except that the rate is greater than 100 BPM
  363. my A specimen that is collected not at the beginning of end of voiding, but in the middle of urination. This is thought to be a better representative of the contents of the bladder.
  364. mz A record organized according to a patient's specific health problems. Four major parts - (1) Database, (2) Problem list, (3) The initial plan, (4) Progress Notes
  365. na A vein that is the second largest vein in the human body and returns blood to the right atrium of the heart from the upper half of the body.
  366. nb (ECG) The stylus goes up and down trying to find the signal. This can be caused by loose electrode or cables, or by frayed or broken wires
  367. nc for phlebotomy procedures, this refers to the patients condition in the early morning, approx. 12 hours after the last ingestion of food.
  369. ne Refers to placing a physical barrier between the patients body fluids (such as blood and saliva) and the healthcare personnel (HCP) to prevent disease transmision.
  370. nf cells lining the blood vessels
  371. ng A round pinpoint non-raised, lesion with purplish-red spots.
  372. nh One of two arteries (branches of the pulmonary trunk) that carry venous blood (AWAY) from the heart to the lungs.
  373. ni The biological process whereby genetic factors are transmitted from one generation to the next.
  374. nj Glucose in the urine
  375. nk Nonverbal, Verbal, Listening, observing
  376. nl record the hearts electrical activity in the frontal plane of the body.
  377. nm a method of sterilization using ethylene oxide commonly used in hospitals that have room-sized chambers designed for this procedure.
  378. nn A scanty output of urine
  379. no Chest pain.
  380. np Provisional, Differential, Final
  381. nq Works under the supervision of physicians; prepares patients for exams; takes vital signs; records medical histories; performs basic lab test, prepare and maintain equipment and supplies; performs secretarial/receptionist duties.
  382. nr bladder
  383. ns Forms developed to indicate services rendered, diagnoses treated, and charges incurred during a patient encounter for the purpose of billing and claims submission
  384. nt A type of white blood cell that engulfs invading microbes and contributes to the nonspecific defenses of the body against disease.
  385. nu Reflect the functions of three body processes necessary for life. Determinations that provide information about body conditions; include temperature, pulse, respirations, and blood pressure.
  386. nv approximately 35 mm hg at the start of the capillary bed, and 15 mm hg, by the end of it
  387. nw Contact precautions, airborne precautions, droplet precautions.
  388. nx Weakness
  389. ny relating to a fever.
  390. nz a health care professional trained in the collection of blood specimens
  391. oa An age-appropriate review of marital status, employment history, substance use and abuse, sexual history, and level of education.
  392. ob The translation or transformation of written descriptions of diseases, illnesses and injuries into numeric codes.
  393. oc They are ordered to detect presence of microorganisms in the patients blood. The pt will usually have chills and a FUO, indicating the possible presence of pathogenic microorganisms in the blood (Septicimia.)
  394. od eye chart used by eye care professionals and others to measure visual acuity.
  395. oe A (+/-)
    B (+/-)
    AB (+/-)
    O (+/-)
  396. of use x-rays, radiation, nuclear medicine, ultrasounds, and magnetic resonance to diagnose and treat disease
  397. og Unwanted interference or jitter on the EKG recording. This makes the EKG reading difficult or impossible, as well as can lead to a misdiagnosis.
  398. oh the number of QRS complexes between a 6 second strip multiplied by 10.
  399. oi A bruise
  400. oj This objective of the microscope is used for observing bacteria,WBC differential count and RBC morphology
  401. ok Against, opposite
  402. ol A list of possible diagnoses to explain a set of symptoms.
  403. om scheduling appointments based on procedures
  404. on Extended tourniquet time, hemolysis, wrong order of draw, failure to invert, faulty technique, underfilling tubes
  405. oo -The volume of blood returning into the heart
    -The force of the myocardium contraction
    -Vascular resistance (After Load)
  406. op A liquid that makes up about 55 percent of the blood
  407. oq Terms derived from the name of a person, often a physician or scientist who was the first to identify a condition or technique such as Alzheimer disease.
  408. or Any DISEASE of the BONE
  409. os Hemostasis phase in which injury to a blood vessel causes it to constrict the flow of blood (vasoconstriction).
  410. ot power
  411. ou A more accurate measurement of the heart rate and it is taken over the apex of the heart by auscultating using the stethoscope.
  412. ov Inflammation of a vein as a result of repeated venipuncture on that vein
  413. ow This involves tapping or striking the body, usually with fingers or a small hammer to determine the position, size and density go the underlying organ or tissue
  414. ox Blood in the urine
  415. oy Direct measure oxygenated blood
  416. oz Alphabetic, numeric, alphanumeric, Subject
  417. pa Generally has an inhibitory effect via the neurotransmitter Acetylcholine which may cause the following to happen:
    *Slows down pacemaker and HR
    *Slows the conduction of electricity in AV node
    *Decreases the strength of atrial and ventricular contraction.
  418. pb 212 degrees F
    121 degrees C
  419. pc Ethylenediaminetetraacete. A calcium chelating (binding) agent that is used as an anticoagulant for laboratory blood specimens.
  420. pd ABOVE the CHEEK
  421. pe sudden and violent but brief; fitful; intermittent
  422. pf All the characteristics of a normal sinus rhythm, except that the rate is below 60 BPM
  423. pg Position used for examination of pelvic organs.For example, delivery of baby, ob/gyn exam.
  424. ph Continuous, Intermittent, Remittent
  425. pi A valve in the heart that guards the opening between the left atrium and the left ventricle that prevents the blood in the ventricle from returning to the atrium.
  426. pj A respiratory rate less than 12 breaths/min
  427. pk 1200-1500ml every 24-hours
  428. pl a stylus using heat.
  429. pm Physical examination, chemical examination, microscopic examination
  430. pn A specimen of expectorant material from the mouth - forcefully expelled from the lungs and placed in a sterile container.
  431. po BLUISH discoloration of the SKIN
  432. pp performed to confirm a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus and to aid in diagnosing hypoglycemia
  433. pq wound
  434. pr 70% isopropyl alcohol pads most common, provolone - iodine for BC,s and chlorhexidine gluconate for patients that are allergic to Betadine/ Iodine.
  435. ps Bleeding from the nose.
  436. pt The method which an infectious agent leaves its reservoir
  437. pu A substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues.
  438. pv Blood Cultures (yellow) / Sodium Citrate (light blue) / Serum (red or tiger strip) / Heparin (green) / EDTA (lavendar) / Glucose (gray)
  439. pw record the heart electricity from one limb and compare it with a zero voltage lead in the center of the heart.
  440. px This is what is referred to as Rh positive or Rh negative and is the most important antigen after A and B.
  441. py away from
  442. pz Sterile blood specimen for blood cultures for a patient suspected of having septicemia. Site to be cleaned with Iodine, not alcohol. BCCs are always done FIRST, before any other tubes.
  443. qa Responsible for the identification of the various hazards present in the workplace and for the creation of rules and regulations to minimize exposure to such hazards.
  444. qb preform some of the same duties as the technologist that do not require advanced skills—study tissues, fluids, and cells. May also determine the cause and presence of a disease. Required a 2 year degree and works under a technologist.
  445. qc tube
  446. qd Clot activator and gel for serum separator tubes (SST). Contain clot activators: glass particles, silica and celite which hastens clot formation, and thixtropic gel, a serum separator which when centrifuged forms a barrier between the serum and the plasma/cells preventing contamination of the serum with cellular elements. Must be inverted 5 times.
  447. qe Patient's full name and date of birth Patient's hospital identification number
    Date and time of collection
    Medical assistant's initials
  448. qf Normal Range for adult respiratory rate is...
  449. qg tongue
  450. qh A valve that is situated at the opening of the right atrium of the heart into the right ventricle and that resembles the mitral valve in structure but consists of three triangular membranous flaps.
  451. qi 39.37 inches
  452. qj nail
  453. qk THE KEY CONCEPT OF HIPAA!! This law deals with the rendering of first aid by health care professionals at the scene of an accident or sudden injury. It encourages health care professionals to provide medical care within the scope of their training without fear of being sued for negligence.
  454. ql the pace-maker of the heart; where the impulse conduction of the heart usually starts; located in the top of the right atrium just below superior vena cava.
  455. qm Pt demographic info, admission date, date of discharge, history and examination findings, clinical course, condition on discharge, discharge diagnosis, aftercare plan.
  456. qn A mixture of venous and arterial blood is found.
  457. qo HIGHER BP
  458. qp BLACK/DARK TUMOR (of the skin...wouldn't it be nice if the called it DermaMelanOma!! ;)
  459. qq This patient position is used for most physical exams. The patient lies on his/her back with legs extended.
  460. qr chief complaint, history of present illness examination, details, drugs and dosages, assessment, return visit information or referral.
  461. qs a CONDITION characterized by the formation of STONES
  462. qt This may result in varying QRS amplitude.
  463. qu arrives after all the data have been collected, analyzed, and subjected to logical thought. Treatment may be necessary in some instances before the final diagnosis is made.
  464. qv A tort, in common law jurisdictions, is a civil wrong[1] which unfairly causes someone else to suffer loss or harm resulting in legal liability for the person : Battery, Invasion of privacy, defamation of character
  465. qw these are winding or crooked veins. These are very susceptible to infection and since blood flow is impaired, the collection may produce erroneous test results.
  466. qx -Patient's name and age from ID plate or wristband
    -Identification number
    -Date and time for specimen is obtained
    -Name of initials of person who obtains the specimen
    -Accessioning number
    -Physician's name
    -Department for which work is being done
    -Other useful info, for ex, special comments: unusual sampling site, drawn near an IV site, etc.
  467. qy occurs during ventricle contraction and the closure of AV valves.
  468. qz "The performance of delegated clinical and administrative duties within the supervising physician's scope of practice consistent with the medical assistant's education, training, and experience"
  469. ra Outer layer of heart wall; "on the heart"; visceral layer of serous pericardium.
  470. rb A blood clot formed within a blood vessel and remaining attached to its place of origin.
  471. rc Either of two valves serving to prevent blood from flowing back into the ventricles.
  472. rd Oxygen, Epinephrine, Isoproterenol, Dopamine, Beta Blockers, Lidocaine, Verpamil, Digitalis, Morphine Sulfate, Nitroglycerin
  473. re 23 gauge, 1/2 to 3/4 inch long.
  474. rf Wait for 30 minutes to take their oral temp.
  475. rg milk; milk production
  476. rh Premature ventricular contractions, ventricular tachycardia, and ventricular fibrillation
  477. ri a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
  478. rj Contact direct and Indirect , Droplet, Airborne, Common Vehicle, Vectorborne
  479. rk serum tests, chemistry studies, serology, blood bank
  480. rl straight, erect, normal
  481. rm Not Elsewhere Classifiable (ICM-coding)
  482. rn External hard drive, Full server backup, Online backup systems
  483. ro 5-6 liters
  484. rp precedes each pacemaker-induced QRS complex-- narrow, biphasic deflection.
  485. rq The blood volume ejected outside the ventricle after each contraction.
  486. rr Transfer of patient care from one physician to another.
  487. rs -Tested with a Snellen Eye Chart
  488. rt Absence of fever
  489. ru Apnea, Tachypnea, Bradypnea
  490. rv by rectum
  491. rw The amount of force exerted by the blood on the peripheral arterial walls.
  492. rx Patients have died, moved away, or otherwise discontinued treatment
  493. ry Fluctuating fever that returns to or below baseline then rises again.
  494. rz Line between two waveforms
  495. sa A sinus rhythm in which the rate varies with respiration, causing an irregular rhythm.
  496. sb A sitting or semi-sitting position where the back of the examination table is elevated to either 45 degrees or 90 degrees. Used to promote drainage or to ease breathing.
  497. sc ...the fleshy portion of the the finger slightly to the side of the center perpendicular to the lines of the fingerprints.
  498. sd Subjective, Objective, Assessment, Plan
  499. se Portal of exit=Agent=Mode of transmission=Suceptible host=Portal of entry
  500. sf The transformation of verbal descriptions of medical services and procedures into numeric or alphanumeric designations.
  501. sg INFLAMMATION in the NECK of the uterus
  502. sh This is the failure to exercise the standard of care that a reasonable person would give under similar circumstances and someone suffers injury because of another's failure to live up to a required duty of care.
  503. si A reveiw of medical events in the patient's family that includes significant information about health or death status of siblings, parents or children, specific diseases related to patient or to family members that may be hereditary.
  504. sj Nurse with Advance degree, certified for a special area or age of patient care, works in a variety of healthcare settings or independent practices to make health assessments and deliver primary care
  505. sk The traditional drug of choice for the pain and anxiety associated with a myocardial infarction.
  506. sl Hematocrit / lavender tube / Tests for anemia
  507. sm provides basic care for medical emergencies, illness, injury
  508. sn Toxicology, Immunochemistry, Electrophoresis
  509. so EDTA as an anticoagulant which is used for Hematology tests including CBC.
  510. sp gland
  511. sq (cardiac output) x (vascular resistance)
  512. sr Phase of the cardiac cycle in which the heart muscle is relaxed.
  513. ss Contact (direct & indirect), Droplet, Airborne, Common vehicle, Vectorborne
  514. st 99%
  515. su -Assessing the volume
    -Observing the color, appearance (or character) of the specimen
    -Noting the color
    -Measuring Specific Gravity
  516. sv The least expensive and most readily available disinfectant for surfaces such as countertops.
  517. sw Precaution used for individuals who are immune-compromised to protect THEM from harmful organisms that may be brought in from outside. Transplant patients are placed on this (along with others). Everyone who enters room wears gown, gloves & mask. All equipment entering room needs to be disinfected.
  518. sx Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Elimination
  519. sy A drug that helps to dilate the coronary vessels that supply the heart muscle with blood.
  520. sz Prevents the venous outflow of blood from the arm causing the veins to buldge thereby making it easier to locate the veins. Most common used is latex strip (Be sure to check for latex allergy!) Blood pressure cuffs may also be used as a tourniquet (Cuff is inflated to a blood pressure above the diastolic but below the systolic.)
  521. ta sublingual
  522. tb Electrical impulses originate from somewhere else other than the sinus node.
  523. tc count number of small boxes between a R-R and divide into 1500 (one min =1500 small boxes).
  524. td ST segs, T wave inversion
  525. te Infection control practice used to prevent the transmission of pathogens
  526. tf cancer causing
  527. tg Temperature, pulse, respiration, Blood pressure
  528. th Vacutainer is a federally and internationally registered trademark owned by BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) that is used in connection with a complete system of tubes, needles and needle holders, sharps collectors and safety devices in blood collection.
  529. ti The practice of using a code that results in a higher payment to the provider than the code that actually reflects the service or item provided.
  530. tj Decrease in WBCs seen with viral infection and leukemia.
  531. tk Job: assess and plan for client to increase musculoskeletal functions, esp of lower extremities, to maintain mobility; direct care of physical therapy assistant
  532. tl 'eating cell'. These are immune cells that engulf, i.e. phagocytose, pathogens or particles.
  533. tm Deflection seen following the T wave but preceding the next P wave. Represents the repolarization of the Purkinje Fibers. Round and symmetric less than 1.5 mm in height. A prominent U Wave is due to hypokalemia (low potassium, blood level.)
  534. tn testes
  535. to Developed to provide a secure, national, inter-operable health info infrastructure that will connect providers, consumers and others in supporting healthcare services.
  536. tp follow all physician orders exactly as written; if unsure about an order, ask for clarification; administer a medication only after the order is written in the Pt's chart; use the 7 rights and perform 3 order and label checks when dispensing and administering drug
  537. tq PT (prothrombin time), APTT (activated partial thromboplastin time), BT (bleeding time), and PFA (platelet function analysis)
  538. tr -Wear gloves when collecting and handling blood, bodily fluids or tissue specimen.
    -Wear face shields when there is is a danger for splashing on mucous membranes.
    -Dispose of all needles and sharp objects in puncture-proof containers without recapping.
  539. ts a large vein of the arm that empties into the axillary vein
  540. tt Accumulation of fluid in tissue
  541. tu Oil Immersion
  542. tv Maintains and regulates body temperature
  543. tw organ, viscera
  544. tx Augmented Right Arm Lead. Lead aVR records electrical activity from midway between the left arm and left leg to the right arm. Lead aVR is usually a negative deflection.
  545. ty Valves located between the atrial and ventricular chambers on each side of the heart, prevent backflow into the atria when the ventricles are contracting.
  546. tz A legal term that indicates that a person is receiving treatment voluntarily and has bee n provided with a basic understanding of the risks, benefits and alternatives of that treatment.
  547. ua Infants and children less than 6, Patients who have had surgery or facial, neck, nose,or mouth injury, Patients receiving oxygen, Patients with nasogastric tubes, Patients with convulsive seizure, Hemiplegic patients, and Patients with altered mental status.
  548. ub Beats Per Minute
  549. uc EMT that does what an EMR, EMT, and AEMT do but also can do advanced assessments, field impressions, and invasive and drug interventions. It is to reduce disability and death.
  550. ud nose
  551. ue 1.) Lavender tube
    2.) Tubes with other additives
    3.) Tubes WITHOUT additives
  552. uf is caused when the electrical impulse passes through a passage other than the AV node. Up to 250 BPM, usually QRS complexes are greater than 0.12 with a slurred up spike.
  553. ug refers to movement away from the isoelectric line either upward (positive) deflection or downward (negative) deflection.
  554. uh Any information about health status, provision of health care, or payment for health care that can be linked to an individual patient.
  555. ui Serology, endocrine, immunology, including HIV
  556. uj machine
  557. uk Both eyes
  558. ul A diagnostic study to measure arterial blood gases to attain information needed and manage a patient's respiratory status.
  560. un Treats patients with pulmonary disorders
  561. uo lip; labium
  562. up Active, Passive
  563. uq Lack of sensation-in the NErves
  564. ur Gas Sterilization, Dry Sterilization, Chemical Sterilization, and Steam Sterilization (autoclave)
  565. us -Name of person calling
    -Name of person call is for
    -Caller's phone #s
    -Reason for the call
    -Action to be taken
    -Date and time of call
    -Initials of person taking the message