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Medical Technology & Patient Care - Chapter Summary
Use the lessons here to boost your understanding of medical technology and patient care. You will get to know the main words used in ultrasonography, and assessing the nutritional history, hygiene and personal care of a patient. You will also review social insurance programs and private social programs available for older adults, and the collection and dissemination of patient health care data. Additionally, you will be presented such material as:
- Definition and examples of medical technology
- Medical radiology terminology
- The taking of vital signs
- Basic physical exam terminology
- ADL and IADL
- Functions of Medicare and Medicaid
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1. Medical Technology: Definition & Examples
Medical technology is the use of technology to develop solutions to health issues and to improve wellbeing. Explore the definition and examples of medical technology, and learn about the use of medical technology for diagnosis and treatment.
2. Important Terminology for Medical Radiology
The important terminology for medical radiology covers various terms for x-rays and the kind of radiation used. Explore radiological terminology, such as radiologist, radiograph and ionizing radiation, and learn about how x-rays are managed safely.
3. Major Terminology of Ultrasonography
Ultrasonography uses silent sound waves to visualize or treat the body in a non-invasive, harmless method. Explore the major terms in ultrasonography to learn the uses and features of this technique.
4. What Are Vital Signs? - Definition & How to Take Them
Vital signs are measurements of the current physical functioning of the body that can indicate acute and chronic conditions in patients. Learn more on what vital signs are, their definition, and how to take them.
5. Vital Signs: Basic Physical Exam Terminology
Vital signs are the typical measurements indicating life itself, often taken at a doctor's office. See the terminology associated with the four vital signs: temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure.
6. Patient Transport in Health Care
Patient care environments are recognized as having some of the highest occupational injury rates of all industries. Read on to find out how healthcare workers can keep both patients and themselves safe in the healthcare setting.
7. Assessing a Patient's Nutritional History
Assessing a patient's nutritional history is important for understanding if their medical issues are caused by underlying malnutrition. Learn more about the three methods used to assess a patient's nutritional history and the benefits or disadvantage to each method.
8. Assessing a Patient's Hygiene & Personal Care
Hygiene and personal care is an important part of a nurse's assessment of a patient. This module covers all the aspects of hygiene and personal care that should be assessed for patient care.
9. Activities of Daily Living (ADL): Definition, Assessment & Examples
There are two major sets of activities of daily living (ADLs) that we acquire over our lifetime: basic activities of daily living (BADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs). Learn more about the definitions, assessments, and examples of activities of daily living.
10. Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL): Definition & Scale
Do you know an elderly person that might not be able to live independently any more? The IADL scale can help determine how much assistance they need - opening the door to talk about appropriate levels of care.
11. Medicare and Medicaid: Definitions & Functions
Medicare and Medicaid are two distinct healthcare programs in the U.S. with different eligibility requirements and benefits. Learn the definition and function of Medicare and Medicaid, and explore their similarities and differences.
12. Social Insurance Programs for Older Adults
Social insurance programs protect older adults from economic risks and poverty. Explore the background of the Social Security Act of 1935, including the hard times of the Great Depression that made it a necessity.
13. Private Social Programs for Older Adults
Private social programs for older adults offer support services for seniors that are not government run. Explore options beyond government programs and discover services including senior centers, faith communities, and nonprofits.
14. Patient Health Care Data Collection & Dissemination
Protecting identifying patient information is not only a courtesy, but in most countries, is now the law. Read further to learn more about how to appropriately acquire patient information and how to safely share it.
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Other chapters within the High School Health Science for Teachers: Help & Review course
- Health Care History, Trends & Impact
- Math Applications in Health Care Science
- Physical Sciences in Health Care
- Basics of Health Science Research
- Medical Abbreviations, Acronyms & Symbols
- Formation of Medical Terms
- Basic Anatomy & Physiology
- Homeostasis & the Human Body
- Digestive & Excretory Systems of the Human Body
- The Skeletal System & Connective Tissue
- Human Nervous, Circulatory & Respiratory Systems
- Biological Development in Psychology
- Microbiology in Health Science
- Pathogens & Disease
- Disease Causes, Control & Prevention
- Public & World Health Issues
- Aging, Health & Family Issues in Society
- Nutritional Information & Needs
- Issues & Disorders Related to Nutrition
- Therapeutic Concepts of Nutrition
- Pharmacological Concepts & Technology
- Mental Health Concepts
- Preventative Health & Wellness
- Health Care Safety Policies & Procedures
- Communication in Health Care
- Teamwork in the Workplace
- Health Care Education & Career Guidance
- Health Care Legal & Ethical Responsibilities