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blood pressure during the heart's state of contraction

systolic

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blood pressure during the heart's resting stage

diastolic

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instrument used to amplify body sounds

stethoscope

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instrument with calibrations used to measure BP

sphygmomanometer

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uniform and evenly occurring beats

regular

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variation in the rhythm's pattern

irregular

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slow heart rate

bradycardia

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rapid heart rate

tachycardia

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barely perceivable pulse

thready

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breathing in

inspiration

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breathing cessation

apnea

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shortness of breath, difficulty breathing

dyspnea

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noisy respirations with gurgling sounds

rales

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superficial-like breathing that produces minimal chest mvement

shallow

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portable green-coloured tank filled with oxygen gas

oxygen source

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valve on portable tank to allow oxygen to flow out

oxygen regulator

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adjustable gauge to control the oxygen flow

oxygen flowmeter

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pliable tube connecting the flowmeter to the mask

oxygen tubing

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device placed over the nose and mouth to receive oxygen

oxygen mask

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large hand-held squeezable bag attached to mask to force oxygen into the lungs

AMBU-bag

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device used to interpret and observe the heart's electrical rhythm

cardiac monitor

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mechanical apparatus used to restore a cardiac rhythm

defibrillator

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portable tray or movable cart housing other emergency equipment, such as medications

emergency tray

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shock stemming from an allergy

anaphylactic

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caused by ineffective heart pumping shock

cardiogenic

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shock stems from excessive bleeding

hemorrhagic

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shock caused by sudden change in body posture

postural

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shock results from inadequate or ineffective respirations

respiratory

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shock stems from bacterial infection

septic

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inflammation of alveolar tissue

alveolitis