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Chap 1 Medical specialties
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Partial or complete loss of sensation, usually by injection or inhalation
Diseases of the heart and blood vessels and cardiovascular surgery a subspecialty of internal medicine.
Diseases and injuries of the skin; more recently, concerned with skin cancer prevention.
Disorders of the endocrine glands, such as, sterility, diabetes, and thyroid problems.
Individual and family care by integrating biological, behavioral, and clinical sciences for treatment.
Digestive tract and related structural diseases, a subspecialty of internal medicine.
Disorders of the blood and blood-forming organs.
Contagious and noncontagious infections caused by pathogenic microorganisms.
Diseases of internal organs and general medical conditions; uses nonsurgical therapy.
Diseases related to the structure and function of the kidney.
Disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves.
Sees women through pregnancy, childbirth, disorders of the reproductive system, and menopause.
Obstetrics and gynecology
Tumors, including benign and malignant conditions.
Eye examinations, eye diseases, and surgery
Disorders of the musculoskeletal system, including preventing disorders and resting function.
Disorders of the eye, ear, nose, and throat.
Diseases of children from birth to adolescence, including wellness checks and vaccinations.
Mental illness, clinical depression, and other behavioral and emotional disorders.
Function of the lungs; treatment of disorders of the respiratory system.
Rheumatic diseases ( acute and chronic conditions characterized by inflammation and joint disease)
Urinary tract disease and disorders of the male reproductive system
Physician who specializes in diagnosing disease, through lab test results, in tissues from postmortem examinations.
technologist with an advanced degree. they oversee all operations involving physician and patient services. supervises ancillary services such as radiology and respiration therapy.
Laboratory Administrator/Laboratory manager
for each lab section their is a technical supervisor who is responsible for the administration of the area and who reports to the lab administrator.
has bachelors degree, they perform all levels of testing in a ny area of the laboratory, reporting results, performing quality control, evaluating new procedures, and conducting preventive maintenance and trouble shooting on instruments.
Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Scientist
degree from 2 year program, responsible for performing routine testing, operating all equipment, performing basic instrument maintenance, recognizing instrument problems and assisting in problem solving.
Medical Laboratory Technician
person with phlebotomy experience who has skills in specimens processing and basic laboratory testing, are generalists, responsible for assessing the MLS or MLT with work.
Clinical Laboratory Assistant
trained to collect blood for lab tests for a diagnosis. use as laboratory assistants sometimes or specimen processors.
federal law that allows the centers for medicare and medicaid services in the department of health and human services to regulate all sites performing lab testing in the us. regulations mandate that all lab use the same standards regardless of moderate and high complexity testing.
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988
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