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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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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- 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