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Skills & Role of a Health Care Worker - Chapter Summary
Our subject experts developed these lessons to detail the skills and role of a health care worker. Take a look the options for transporting medical patients, assessing the personal care and hygiene of a patient, and terminology used for a basic physical exam. Other lesson topics include:
- Ultrasonography terms, uses and history
- MRI, CT and PET imaging terms
- Methods of studying behavior and the brain
- Normal vital sign ranges
- The process of taking vital signs
- Assessing the nutritional history and hygiene of a patient
- ADL and skills required for an independent lifestyle
These short text and video lessons take five to ten minutes to complete. Each is accompanied by a self-assessment quiz for making sure you understood the material you just studied. Video lessons are hosted by our expert instructors, and, if you need to replay any particular section, you can use the video timeline feature to go directly to the section you want to look at again.
1. What Is Ultrasonography? - Definition, History & Uses
Ultrasonography is a diagnostic medical procedure that uses sound waves to produce images on a screen, which allows medical providers to view internal structures of the body. In this lesson, you'll learn more about ultrasonography and its uses.
2. Vocabulary of CT, MRI & PET Imaging
In this lesson, you'll learn the definitions as well as general advantages and disadvantages of magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, and positron emission tomography.
3. Techniques to Study the Brain and Behavior
Why do you behave the way you do? Human behavior begins in the brain. To study the brain, psychologists use a variety of tools, like EEG, PET and CAT scans, MRI, DTI, and studying pathology in individuals.
4. 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.
5. 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.
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.
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