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Mod 130 Wk 2

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Arbitration
submitting a dispute for resolution to a person other than a judge
Compensatory damages
an amount of money awarded by the court to make up for loss of income or emotional pain and suffering
Feasance
doing an act or performing a duty
Malpractice
professional misconduct or demonstration of an unreasonable lack of skill with the result of injury, loss, or damage to the patient
Negligence
an unintentional action that occurs when a person either performs or fails to perform an action that a " reasonable person" would or would not have committed in a similar situation
Autopsy
a postmortem examination of organs and tissue to determine the cause of death
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
a division of the Department of Justice that enforces the Controlled Substances Act of 1970
Electrophysiology
is the study of the electrical system of the heart and includes the study of arrhythmias
Morbidity rate
the rate of sick people or cases of disease in relationship to a specific population
Probable cause
a reasonable belief that something improper has occurred
Autonomy
independence
Discrimination
unfair or unequal treatment
Nuclear Cardiology
is a diagnostic specialty that plays a very important role in modern cardiology
Parenteral
medication route other than the alimentary canal (oral or rectal) including subcutaneous, intravenous, and intramuscular routes
Stereotyping
negative generalities concerning specific characteristics about a groupare applied to an entire population
Disclosed
made unknown
Doctrine of professional discretion
means that a physician may determine, based on his or her best judgment, if a patient with mental or emotional problems should view the medical record
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organzation (JCAHO)
an agency that oversees hospital accreditation standards
Problem oriented medical record (POMR)
method of documentation that focuses on the patient's problems, not just on the diagnosis
SOAP
subjective, objective, assessment, plan
Covered entities
healthcare organizations covered under HIPAA regulations such as public health authorities, healthcare clearing-houses, and self-insured employers, life insurers, information systems venders, and universities
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
regulates the privacy of patients health information
Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP)
a written statement that details the provider's privacy practices
Protected Health Information (PHI)
any individually identifiable information that relates to the physical or mental condition of the provision of healthcare to an individual
Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN)
a wireless system that is used by physicians and nurses to access patient information
AED
automated external defibrillator
Aneurysm
sac formed by a local widening of the wall of an artery
Angi/o
vessel
Brady-
slow
CABG
coronary artery bypass graft
Cardi/o
heart
CHD
congenital dislocation of hip
CHF
congestive heart failure
Constriction
process of drawing together
Cyanosis
of the skin caused by oxygen deficiency in the fingernails
ECHO
echocardiogram
Flutter
heartbeat in which the contractions become extremely rapid
-graph
to write, record, instrument for
Hem/o
blood
Ischemia
lack of blood supply to a part of the body
-megaly
enlargement, large
MRI
magnetic resonance imaging
My/o
muscle
Occlusion
process or state of being closed
Oximetry
process of measuring the oxygen saturation of blood
Pector
chest
SOB
shortness of breath
Stent
device used to expand artery opening
Tachy-
fast
Venipuncture
to pierce a vein with a needle