Chapter 1&2

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AST

Association of surgical tech. Ensures that ST have the knowledge & skills required to administer patient care of the highest quality.

CAAHEP

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Education programs for ST are accredited by this.

ARC-ST

The Accreditation Review Committee on Education in surgical technology.

NBSTSA

National Board of Surgical Technology & Surgical Assistance. Responsible for the credentials & the national cert. Exam

JCAHO

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organization. Sets the standards & polices for health care facilities.

Allied Health

Who we as ST work for

Affidavit

statement of facts sworn to be true

Allegation

statement one expects to prove true

Defendant

Person accused of crime, or person or Organization being sued

Deposition

Method of pre trial discovery in which questions are answered under oath

Liability

Obligation to do or not to do somethings. Also an obligation potentially or actually occurred as a negligent act

Malpractice

professional misconduct that results in harm of another, Negligence of a professional

Negligence

omission or commission of an act that a reasonable prudent individual would not do under the same situation

Perjury

intentionally providing wrong information under oath

Standard of Care

Conduct that is expected of an individual under a given circumstance

Subpoena

Court order to appear and testify or produce required documents

Tort

A civil wrong intentional or unintentional

Aeger Primo

Patient First (AST'S Motto)

Primum Non Nocere

Above all do no harm

Res Ipsa Loquitur

things speak for itself

Respondent Superior

let the master speak

Pasteur

Father of microbiology, virology, and immunology.

Lister

Developed technique of antiseptic surgery.

Emergent

Life or limb threatening. Ex) Ruptured aneurysm of abdominal aorta.

Urgent

Requiring treatment within a relatively short period of time. Ex) ectopic pregnancy

Elective

Surgical intervention that does not have to be performed immediately or within a short period of time. Ex) Torn meniscus in knee.

Optional

Surgical intervention that does not have to be performed in order to preserve life or function.

Preoperative

Prior to initiation of surgical procedure.

Intraoperative

While the surgical procedure is being performed.

Postoperative

When surgical procedure is terminated.

General Consent

Consents all routine services, general diagnostic procedures, medical treatment, and other normal and routine touching that may be expected.

Special Consent

Must be given for any procedure that entails a higher than normal risk. Surgical procedures, fertility procedures, anesthesia ,transfusion,chemotherapy.

Registration

Formal process by which qualified individuals are listed in a registry.

Certification

Recognition by an appropriate body that an individual has met a predetermined standard.

Licensure

Legal right granted by a government agency in compliance with a statute that authorizes and oversees the activities of a profession.

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