Chapter 4 Communicating with the Health Team

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abbreviation

a shortened form of a word or phrase

anterior

at or toward the front of the body or body part; ventral

chart

the medical record

combining vowel

a vowel added between two roots or between a root and a suffix to make pronunciation easier

communication

the exchange or information- a message sent is received and interpreted by the intended person

conflict

a clash between opposing interests or ideas

distal

the part farthest from the center or from the point of attachment

dorsal

at or toward the back of the body or body part; posterier

Kardex

a type of card file that summarizes informatio nfound in the medical record- drugs, treatments, diagnosis, routine care measures, equipment, and special needs

lateral

at the side of athe body or body part

medial

at or near the middle or midline of the body or body part

medical record

a written account of a person's condition and response to treatment and care; chart

posterior

dorsal

prefix

a word element place before a root; it changes the meaning of the word

proximal

the part nearest to the center or to the point of origin

recording

the written account of care and observations

root

a word element containg the basic meaning of the word

suffix

a word element placed after a root; it changes the meaning of the word

ventral

anterior

word element

a part of a word

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