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35 terms

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.