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Who is the "Father of Medicine" founder of scientific medicine? Hippocrates What has become the recongnized symbol for medicine? a staff with two snakes coiled around the staff What is the name of the snakes coiled around the staff? caduceous Who laid foundation of medical asepsis? Joseph Lister Who was the founder of modern nursing? Florence Nightingale Who founded the American Red Cross? Clara Barton What year was the American Red Cross founded? 1881 Who discovered radium, which led to cancer treatment? Marie Curie Who was the first woman to qualify as a doctor in the US; opened dispensary and medical college for woman in NY in 1853? Elizabeth Blackwell A trained in the art of drawing blood for diagnostic laboratory is called what? Accesioning Technician (phlebotomist) A professional nurse who completed a course of study at a state approved school for nursing and passed the National Council Licensure is called what? Registered Nurse (RN) A person trained in certain aspects of the practice of medicine/osteopathy to provide assistance and under the direct supervision of the physician is called what? Physician Assistant One who specializes in the study of brain and mental process is called a what? Psychologist Both are licensed physcians and must satisfactory complete board examination are what? MD's and DO's Treatment and prevention of disease based on the premise that large doses of drugs which cause symptoms in healthy people will cure the same symptoms when given in smaller doses. homeopathy study of immunity-resistance to or protection from diseasae immunology examination of organs and tissue in a deceased body to determine cause of death autopsy use of chemicals, including drugs to treat or control infections and diseases chemotheraphy minute living organisms such as bacteria, virus, protozoa, and fungus that are not visible to the human eye without a microscope microorganisms number of sick persons or cases of disease within a certain poplulation morbidity rate process of heating substances, such as milk or cheese, to a certain temperature in order to destroy bacteria pasteurization death rate; ration of the number of deaths in a given popluation mortality rate study of the nature and cause of disease pathology American Association of Medical Assistants AAMA American Medical Association AMA continuing education units; credit awarded for additional course work beyond certification in order to remain current in one's field or for recertification CEU's medical specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation physiatry study of infections relating to the skin, hair and nails dermatology trained to administer both local and general drugs to induce a complete or partial loss of feeling anesthesiologist trained to treat cadiovascular disease cardiologist study of blood and blood forming tissues hematology focused on the care of diseases and disorders or the elderly geriatric study of the kidney's disorders and disease nephrology involves surgical intervention for diseases and disorders of the CNS neurosurgery study of cancer and cancer related tumors oncology treats disorders of the eye ophthalmologist specialies in the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention and correction of disorders of the musculoskeletal system orthopedist study of tissue and organs that is based on x-ray visulaization radiology one of the most critical and significant roles of Medical Assistant triage Nurses are licensed to practice through whom? National Council Licensure Who is responsible to raise the standards of the Medical Assistant to the professional level American Association of Medical Assisting (AAMA) Serving as a liaison between patient & rest of office staff, maintain patient confidentiality, and follow federal, state and local guidelines are the responsibilities of who? both Administrative & Clinical Medical Assistants Scheduling patients, greeting & recieving patients, collecting insurance co-pays and managing office accounts are the responsiblities of who? Administrative Medical Assistant Assisting patients in preparation for physical examinations and for procedures, obtaining a medical history or examples of who responsibilities? Clinical Medical Assistant ability to change or perform duties not usually your responsibility adaptable cautious of what you say or do discretion showing restraint self-control delicate skill in doing or saying the right thing tactful What identifies areas of practice and the competencies required for the occupation of Medical Assistant? DACUM DACUM is used by which organization? American Association of Medical Assistants MOD G WEEK 1 VOCAB/LECTURE

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