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Topic: MEDICAL ENGLISH | Common vocabulary used in nursing 3



If you're a nurse and would like to communicate better with your English-speaking patients, this exercise will help you by allowing you to practice useful terms/expressions nurses use every day.

Choose the best response to complete each of the sentences below.


1. The patient is still __________________________. ( = not awake)
  conscious
  inconsistent
  unconscious

2. The patient __________________________ ( = received/suffered) three large cuts on his forehead.
  sampled
  sustained
  sided

3. His oxygen __________________________ ( = the percentage of hemoglobin binding sites in the bloodstream occupied by oxygen) is at 95%.
  satisfaction
  saturation
  satiation

4. We need to administer __________________________ oxygen to this patient. ( = the patient needs to be given more oxygen.)
  supplemental
  extra
  added

5. The type of first aid that is given to an unconscious person is called __________________________.
  rescue
  resurrection
  resuscitation

6. A __________________________ is a tube that can be inserted into a patient's body to either inject or drain fluids.
  catheter
  catalyst
  caterer

7. _________________________ refers to when a person's body temperature is abnormally low.
  Hypothermia
  Hypertension
  Hyperactivity

8. We have to make sure that her ___________________________ ( = breathing passage) is secure.
  air
  breath way
  airway

9. Let's check his pupil size and __________________________. ( = how the pupils react to light, etc.).
  reactionary
  reactivity
  recreation

10. A __________________________ test examines blood, urine, or hair for the presence of drugs.
  toxicology
  toxic
  taxonomy


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