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Ch 24: Medical Technology & Patient Care

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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

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.

Important Terminology for Medical Radiology

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.

Major Terminology of Ultrasonography

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.

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

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.

Vital Signs: Basic Physical Exam Terminology

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Social Insurance Programs for Older Adults

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.

Private Social Programs for Older Adults

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.

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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