disease was connected to filth and overcrowding, drained the marshes, built a sewer system to draine water
What did the Romans discover regarding sanitation, and what did they do about it?
they wraped blood stained bandages around the white poles outside to dry
How did the red and white poles originate?
sir alexander fleming
accidently discovered that a mold that got on a culture prevented the bacteria from growing, which led to the development of penicillin.
This doctor and a group of researchers successfully isolated the polio virus, leading to 1,830,000 children being protected with a vaccine by the end of the summer of 1954.
*founder of scientific medicine
*illness not punishment for sin
*stressed diet and cleanliness
*listen to a person's chest to find diseases
*fractures and surgery
established the legal code for medical practice that set fees for services and established rules of conduct.
spread of disease causing death from exposure
How did the discovery of the Americas have an impact on colonists, native Indians and Europe?
obtains medical histories and patient information when patients are admitted to the hospital.
a laboratory technician who specializes in the formation, structure and function of cells
electrocardiogram technician ECG Tech
skilled in performing EKG (ECG) tests and are employed in medical clinics and hospitals.
professional trained to work under the direction of a physician in offices and a variety of health care settings
registered nurse RN
completed a course of study at a state approved school and passes the licensure exam
a professional RN who has had extensive training and experience in labor and delivery.
manage normal pregnancies and deliveries that potentially have no risks of developing complications
nurse practitioner NP
an RN who has advanced training and clinical experience in a branch of nursing (they hold a master's degree)
employed by physicians in private practice or clinics
studies and applies the principles of science of nutrition (the study of food and drink as it relates to growth and maintenance of living organisms)
a person with specialized training in the nutritional care of groups and individuals, including patient instruction for well balanced special or regular diets.
occupational therapist OT
a person that uses purposeful activity with individuals who are limited by physical injury or illness, psychosocial dysfunction, development or learning disabilities, and other issues, in order to maximize independence, prevent disability and maintain health
physical therapist PT
a person licensed to assist in the examiniation, testing and treatment of physically disabled or handicapped people, and those going through physical rehabilitation
physician assistant PA
a person trained in certain aspects of the practice of medicine or osetopathy to provide assistance to the physician.
daily shower, use deodorant, shampoo hair often, brush and floss teeth, use mints and mouth wash when necessary.
the ease with which you move around reflects your poise and confidence.effects your posture and amount of fatigue you experience.
fingernails manicured and cut below the fingertips, wash hands pay close attention to nails. Keep hand cream or lotion handy to use after washing. Follow guidelines regarding polishes should be light colored and clean.
clean and free from wrinkles and fit well, keep shoes clean and have shoestrings. Undergarments should not be seen beneath the uniform or through fabric.
only wear wedding ring and small single earings on each ear. prevent collecting germs. no facial piercings should be worn during work not professional grooming.
perfumes, colognes, aftershave could be offensive to some patients and can cause allergies. should not be worn if needed wear something light and clean-smelling
scheduling appointments, inpatient/outpatient admissions/procedures, creating/maintaining of medical records, filing records/documents, insurance and coding, billing and collections, bookkeeping
aseptic technique, vital signs, sterilization & minor surgery, collecting/processing and testing specimens, performing ECGs, administering medication, screening patients, assisting with procedures/treatments, responding to emergencies
role of liasison between patient, provider, np, physician, skills promote positive interaction with co-workers, supervisors, and external associates that conduct business with the practice.
legal and ethical concepts
these skills help prevent unnecessary litigation and keep the medical assistant practicing within his or her scope of practice.
patient education include disease prevention and management, medication management, and overall health maintenance.
these are functions that are necessary to keep the equipment and facility running effectively.
a person that practices activities that contribute to the health and recovery of paitents from illness
diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders with physical agents (physical therapy)
If you never give out information about a patient without their permission, you are practicing?
evaluating and treating emotional problems through counseling of individuals, families and groups
a member of the healthcare team that performs procedures of treatmet that maintain or improve the ventiltory function of the respiratory tract
diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders of the bones, musles, ligaments, tendons and fractures of the bones.
neat hair, manicured cut nails, clean pressed uniform, tasteful makeup
List the physical attributes that supports the perception of a professional
diagnosing and treating pronounced manifestations of emotional problems or mental illness that may have an organic causative factor
medical record maintanence, schedule appointments, answer phones, billing
Name at least 4 administrative duties
changing your schedule to work for someone or perform duties not usually your responsibility is an example of this?