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Health science Technology Education (HSTE)
Prepare a student for immediate employment or additional education after graduation
A degree that generally takes two years of study and is awarded by a community, junior, or buisiness college.
An academic degree which usually takes four years to earn and is awarded by a college or university.
An advanced 2-year program completed after attainment of a bachelor's degree.
of or relating to a doctor or doctorate
validating the authenticity of something or someone
the act of enrolling
A mandatory credentialing process established by law, usually at the state level, that grants the right to practice certain skills and endeavors
Continuing Education units
are required to renew licenses or maintain certification or registration in many states.
Multicompetent or multiskilled worker
Workers who can perform a variety of health care skills.
someone who organizes a business venture and assumes the risk for it
the branch of dentistry dealing with diseases of the dental pulp
the branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention or correction of irregularities of the teeth
specialty dealing with diagnosis and treatment of diseases of hard and soft tissues
the branch of dentistry dealing with diseases of the gums and other structures around the teeth
the branch of dentistry dealing with the replacement of teeth and related mouth or jaw structures by artificial devices
Dentists (DMD or DDS)
Doctors who examine teeth and mouth tissures to diagnose and treat disease and abnormalities
Work under the supervision of dentists; they perform preliminary examinations of the teeth and mouth, remove stains and deposits from teeth.
Dental Laboratory Technicians (DLTs)
make and repair dental prostheses; specialties include dental ceramist and orthodontic technician
Dental Assistants (DAs)
prepare patients, pass and sterilize instruments, prepare dental materials, perform dental receptionist duties etc.
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
An individual who has training in basic life support, including automated external defibrillation, use of a definitive airway adjunct, and assisting patients with certain medications
The first police officer to arrive at a crime scene
Perform all the basic EMT duties plus in-depth patient assessment, provision of advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), ECG interpretation, endotrachela intubation, drug admminstration, and operation of complex equipment.
final say conerning injuries
Doctor of Medicine(MD)
Diagnoses, treats, and prevents diseases and disorders. May specialize in an area.
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine(DO)
Treats diseases/disorders mainly of the nervours, muscular and skeletal systems and the relationship of the body, mind, and emotions. May specialize in an area.
Doctor of Chiropractic(DC)
Focuses on ensuring proper alignment of the spine and normal operation of the nervous system to maintain health.
Working under the supervision of physicians, prepare patients for examinations, take vital signs and medical histories, assist with procedures and treatments; perform basic laboratory tests; prepare and maintain equipment and supplies; and/or perform secretarial-receptionist duties.
Physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders
Specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders and everyday behavioral problems.
Psychiatric/mental health technicians
Work under the supervision of psychiatrists or psychologists; help patients and families follow treatment and rehab plans; assist with physical care; observe and report behavior.
someone employed to provide social services (especially to the disadvantaged)
provide support to the survivors; interview the family of the deceased, secure information for legal documents, file death certificates, etc.
Prepare body for burial; replace blood with embalming fluid; reshape bodies.
Work under funeral director or embalmer; assist with preparation
Work under the direction of physicians and provide total care to patients.
Licensed Practical/Vocational nurses(LPNs/LVNs)
Nurses responsible for basic medical tasks
work under the supervision of RN's to provide basic care to patients (activities of daily living)
Patient Care Technicians(PCTs)
work under supervision of RNs or LPNs/LVNs. They provide patient care such as baths, bedmaking, feeding; assist in transfer and ambulation; and administer basic treatments.
Home Health Care assistants
Receive special care to work in the patient's home; perform the same duties as a nurse assistant.
Administer medications to people in long-term health care facilities or home health care
an individual who specializes in the science of diet and nutrition. They manage food service systems, assess nutritional needs and plan menus according to prescribed diets.
Works under the supervision of dietitians; plans menus; assist with food preparation.
Works under the supervision of dietitians; assist with food preparation and service/
Veterinarians(DVMs or VMDs)
work to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease and injury in animals.
Feed, bathe animals and assist veterinarian
Doctor that studies the eye
Doctors of optometry; examine eyes, prescribe corrective lenses or exercises
Opthalmic medical technologists(OMTs)
grind lenses according to specifications
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
Cut, grind, finish, polish, and mount lenses in eyeglasses and contact lenses
physical therapy involving the therapeutic use of crafts and hobbies for the rehabilitation of handicapped or convalescing patients (especially for emotionally disturbed patients)
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