Flashcards - Emergency Situations in Nursing

Flashcards - Emergency Situations in Nursing
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confusion
Confusion is the state of being bewildered or unclear in one"™s mind about something
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Sundowning
Sundowning, or sundown syndrome is a psychological phenomenon associated with increased confusion and restlessness in patients with delirium or some form of dementia
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diabetic ketoacidosis
Diabetic ketoacidosis is a potentially life-threatening complication in people with diabetes mellitus
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seizure
An epileptic seizure is a brief episode of signs or symptoms due to abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain
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heart attack
Myocardial infarction or acute myocardial infarction , commonly known as a heart attack, occurs when blood flow stops to a part of the heart causing damage to the heart muscle
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heart attack
Myocardial infarction or acute myocardial infarction , commonly known as a heart attack, occurs when blood flow stops to a part of the heart causing damage to the heart muscle
seizure
An epileptic seizure is a brief episode of signs or symptoms due to abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain
diabetic ketoacidosis
Diabetic ketoacidosis is a potentially life-threatening complication in people with diabetes mellitus
Sundowning
Sundowning, or sundown syndrome is a psychological phenomenon associated with increased confusion and restlessness in patients with delirium or some form of dementia
confusion
Confusion is the state of being bewildered or unclear in one"™s mind about something
persistent vegetative state
A persistent vegetative state is a disorder of consciousness in which patients with severe brain damage are in a state of partial arousal rather than true awareness
black eye
A black eye, periorbital hematoma, or shiner, is bruising around the eye commonly due to an injury to the face rather than to the eye
Head trauma
Any injury that results in trauma to the skull or brain can be classified as a head injury
burn
A burn is a type of injury to skin, or other tissues, caused by heat, cold, electricity, chemicals, friction, or radiation
electrical shock
Electric shock is the physiological reaction or injury caused by electric current passing through the body
heatstroke
Heat stroke, also known as sun stroke, is a severe heat illness, defined as hyperthermia with a body temperature greater than 40

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