Chapter 3 Careers in Health Care Packet

Chapter 3 Careers in Health Care Packet

OT
Occupational Therapist abbreviation
CMT
Certified Medical Laboratory Technologist abbreviation
CNM
Nurse Midwife abbreviation
DMD
Doctor of Dental Medicine abbreviation
EMT
Emergency Medical Technician abbreviation
DO
Doctor of Osteopathy abbreviation
CBET
Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician abbreviation
RN
Registered Nurse abbreviation
OD
Optometrist abbreviation
RD
Registered Dietitian abbreviation
DDS
Doctor of Dental Surgery abbreviation
AMT
American Medical Transcriptionist abbreviation
DPM
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine abbreviation
CMA
Certified Medical Assistant abbreviation
ECG/EKG
Electrocardiograph Technician abbreviation
PT
Physical Therapist abbreviation
DC
Doctor of Chiropractic abbreviation
LPN/LVN
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse abbreviation
MD
Doctor of Medicine abbreviation
CRNP
Nurse Practitioner abbreviation
CLT
Certified Laboratory Technician abbreviation
DVM/VMD
Veterinarian abbreviation
EEG
Electroencelphalographic Technologist abbreviation
RT
Respiratory Therapist abbreviation
Completion of a prescribed 2-year course of study
Associate’s degree educational requirements
Completion of a prescribed course of study that usually last four years or more
Bachelor’s degree educational requirements
Completion of one or more years work beyond a bachelor’s degree
Master’s degree educational requirements
Certification
What is a professional association or government agency regulation a particular health career issues a statement that a person has fulfilled the requirements of education and performance and meets the standards and qualifications established?
Licensure
What is it when a government agency authorizes an individual to work in a given occupation after the individual has completed an approved education program and passed a state board test?
Registration
What is a regulatory body in a health care area administers examinations and maintains a current list of qualified personnel?
Obtain additional hours of education in the specific health career during a specific period.
What do CEUs require a health care worker to do?
Technician- two-year associates degree plus on the job training
Technologist- 3 or 4 years of college plus work experience
Name the differences between a technician and a technologist.
Multicompetent or multiskilled workers
Who are workers that are hired who can perform a variety of health care skills.
High health care costs
Why do smaller facilities and rural areas hire these workers?
Entrepreneur
Who is an individual who organizes, manages, and assumes a risk of business?
Well-motivated, self-confident, and responsible
List the three characteristics of a person who is an entrepreneur.
Orthodontist
Alignment or straightening of the teeth
Ophthalmologist
Diseases and disorders of the eye
Psychiatrist
Diseases and disorders of the mind
Oral Surgeon
Surgery in the teeth, mouth, and jaw
Neurologist
Disorders of the brain and nervous system
Gynecologist
Diseases of the female reproductive system
Urologist
Diseases of the kidney, bladder, or urinary system
Family Physician
Illness or injury in all age groups
Periodontists
Treatment and prevention of diseases of the gums, bone, and structures supporting the teeth
Oncologist
Diagnosis and treatment of tumors
Cardiologist
Diseases of the heart and blood vessels
Gerontologists
Diseases of elderly individuals
Pediatrician
Diseases and disorders of children
obstetrician
Pregnancy and childbirth
Dental hygienist
Works under supervision of a dentist to remove stains and deposits from the teeth and expose and develop radiographs
EEC technologist
Operates machine to record electrical activity in the brain
Radiologic technologist
Works with X-rays, radiation, nuclear medicine, and ultrasound
Emergency medical technician
Provides basic care for medical emergencies, illness, or injury
Health information technicians
Organizes and codes patient records; gathers statistical data
Health care administrator
Manages the operation of a health care facility
Geriatric aides
Nurse assistant who works with elderly individuals
Pharmacists
Dispenses medications of written orders from others who are authorized to prescribe medications
Recreational therapist
Uses recreational and leisure activities as a form of treatment
Optometrist
Examines eyes for vision problems and defects; not a MD
Embalmers
Prepares body for interment
Epidemiologist
Identifies and treats diseases as they occur in a group of people
Forensic science technician
Investigates crimes by collecting and analyzing physical evidence
Medical interpreters
Assist cross cultural communication processes by converting one language to another
Genetic counselors
Provides information to individuals and families on genetic diseases or inherited conditions
Process technician
Operates and monitors the machinery that is used to produce biotech products

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