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Accreditation
The process by which an organization is recognized for adherence to a group of standards that meet or exceed the expectations of the accrediting agency.
Allopathic
A system of medical practice that treats disease by the use of remedies, such as medications and surgery, to produce effects different from those caused by the disease under treatment; medical doctors (MDs) and osteopaths (DOs) practice allopathic medicine; also called conventional medicine.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
A group of diverse medical and healthcare systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine. Complementary medicine is used in combination with conventional medicine (allopathic or osteopathic); alternative medicine is used instead of conventional medicine.
Contamination
The process by which something becomes harmful or unusable through contact with something unclean.
Holistic
A form of healing that considers the whole person (i.e., body, mind, spirit, and emotions) in individual treatment plans.
Hospice
A concept of care that involves health professionals and volunteers who provide medical, psychological, and spiritual support to terminally ill patients and their loved ones.
Indicator
An important point or group of statistical values that, when evaluated, indicates the quality of care provided in a healthcare facility.
Negligence
Conduct that falls below the standards of behavior established by law; a negligent act is one that does not meet the standards of what is expected of a reasonably prudent person acting under similar circumstances.
Subluxations
Slight misalignments of the vertebrae or a partial dislocation.
Triage
The process of sorting patients to determine medical need and the priority of care.
Department of Health and Human services
Works for the well-being and health of all Americans
Centers for disease control
protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is an agency of the United States Department of Labor.
Administrative Skills MAS can do
Adept in Technology
Verbal & Written Communication
Organization
Time Management
Strategic Planning
Resourcefulness
Detail-Oriented
Anticipates Needs
Tasks beyond a MAS
placing the needle or starting and disconnecting the infusion tube of an IV.
administering medications or injections into the IV line.
charting the pupillary responses.
inserting a urine catheter.
independently performing telephone triage.
injecting collagen.
using lasers to remove hair, wrinkles, scars, moles or other blemishes.
administering chemotherapy.
primary care provider
a healthcare professional who handles general care
hospitalist
physician focusing on the general medical care of hospitalized patients
optometrist
health professional who prescribes corrective lenses and/or eye exercises
podiatrist
a specialist in care for the feet
obstetrician
A doctor who specializes in pregnancy, labor, and delivery
dermatologist
a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders of the skin
ambulatory care center
Provides services that do not require overnight hospital stay
patient-centered medical home
A model of primary care that provides comprehensive and timely care to patients, while emphasizing teamwork and patient involvement.
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