Chapter Five: Specialized Care

Medical Term Hotlist

Advance directive

AIDS

Alzheimer’s disease

AMI

Angina

Arteriosclerotic

Aphasia

Carbohydrates

Cardiac arrest

Cheyne-Stokes respirations

Chronic illness

Colostomy

Comatose

Congestive heart failure

Coronary arteries

CPR

CVA

Cyanosis

Debilitated

Delusion

Dementia

Diabetes

Disoriented

DNR

Dyspnea

Dysuria

Edema

Emaciated

Embolus

Emesis

End of Life Issues

Enteral nutrition

Euthanasia

Flaccid

G tube

Grief process

Hallucination

Hemiplegia

Hemorrhage

Holistic health care

Hospice

Hyperglycemia

Hypertension

Hypoglycemia

Hypotension

Hypoxia

Incontinence

Infusion-IV therapy

Intubation

Ketones

KS

Malnutrition

Mechanical ventilator

Metastasis

Nares

Nocturia

NPO

Opportunistic disease

Oxygen

Palliative care

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