Ch 24: Medical Technology & Patient Care

About This Chapter

In this chapter you will find a series of lessons about medical technology and patient care. We use both text and video lessons for presenting the information, and each has a short quiz at the end for self-assessment.

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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14 Lessons in Chapter 24: Medical Technology & Patient Care
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Medical Technology: Definition & Examples

1. Medical Technology: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, learn what medical technology is and be able to list many examples of diagnosis and treatment medical technology, both simple and complex.

Important Terminology for Medical Radiology

2. Important Terminology for Medical Radiology

Radiology, radiologist, rads, radiographs, radiograms, ionizing radiation, and other terms related to medical terminology are defined in this lesson. The dangers of x-rays are also discussed.

Major Terminology of Ultrasonography

3. Major Terminology of Ultrasonography

Can you hear things without seeing them or see things without hearing them? Maybe if you watch this lesson on ultrasound and its related terminology, you'll find out!

What Are Vital Signs? - Definition & How to Take Them

4. What Are Vital Signs? - Definition & How to Take Them

In this lesson, you will learn about vital signs. Included will be an example, the definition of vital signs and the processes of taking vital signs. Also, a quiz is provided to assist you with this lesson.

Vital Signs: Basic Physical Exam Terminology

5. Vital Signs: Basic Physical Exam Terminology

This lesson will cover the terms that are most commonly associated with taking vital signs as part of a basic physical exam. We will look at the normal ranges for vital signs and discuss the terms for abnormal vital signs.

Patient Transport in Health Care

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.

Assessing a Patient's Nutritional History

7. Assessing a Patient's Nutritional History

Proper nutrition plays an important role in the health of a person. Learn about different methods health care providers can use to assess a patient's nutritional history, including 24-hour recall, food diaries and food frequency questionnaires.

Assessing a Patient's Hygiene & Personal Care

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.

Activities of Daily Living (ADL): Definition, Assessment & Examples

9. Activities of Daily Living (ADL): Definition, Assessment & Examples

We are born into this world helpless to meet our basic needs, such as food, shelter, and hygiene, but as adults, we must be able to meet our own needs. Learn more about the skills and knowledge considered essential to living life independently.

Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL): Definition & Scale

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.

Medicare and Medicaid: Definitions & Functions

11. Medicare and Medicaid: Definitions & Functions

This lesson will teach and define what Medicare and Medicaid are, what they are for, what they provide, and for whom they were established for. We'll also cover the four main parts of Medicare.

Social Insurance Programs for Older Adults

12. Social Insurance Programs for Older Adults

This lesson discusses the Social Security Act of 1935 and why a social insurance program for older adults was established. We explore this topic from the perspective of a family affected by the Great Depression.

Private Social Programs for Older Adults

13. Private Social Programs for Older Adults

This lesson highlights key private social programs available to older adults, such as senior centers, religious communities, and nonprofit organizations. We'll look at the benefits and purpose of these programs, which go beyond government assistance.

Patient Health Care Data Collection & Dissemination

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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