Monday, March 18, 2013

Review Test Pictures...

Pictures....  nearly finished with Medical Vocabulary Module 2! :)

I love getting answers right!! :)

This is soooo hard! :)

Shiloh

Friday, March 15, 2013

Common Abbreviations to Remember ~ Part 3

Abbreviation Review

A refresher about abbreviations from Part 1:
Writing abbreviations like IU (International Unit) can easily be mistaken for IV (intravenous) or MD which means "doctor of medicine"could also mean "medical department" or "maximum dose".  So today we don't use certain abbreviations since they could be easily be misread or mean something different and this could put someone's life in danger.

Read Part 1 and Part 2

Here is Part 3!

a.c.    ante cibum    before meals

ad lib.    ad libitum    freely as needed, at pleasure

aq.    aqua    water

b.i.d.    bis in die    twice a day

C    Celsius

CT, CAT    computed tomography, computed axial tomography

ECG, EKG    electrocardiogram

F    Fahrenheit

MRI    magnetic resonance imaging

NPO    nil per os    nothing by mouth

OD    oculus dexter    overdose; right eye

OTC    over the counter (drug that can be obtained without a prescription)

PE    physical examination

PET    position emission tomography

p.r.n.    pro re nata    as the occasion arises, as needed

q.i.d.    quater in die    four times a day

Rx    prescription

stat.    statim    immediately

t.i.d.    ter in die    three times a day

WNL  within normal limits


Stay tuned for Part 4-- which might possibly come sooner or later....  it all depends when the book decides to cover the topic again. ;-)



Shiloh

Monday, March 11, 2013

Reading Health Care Reports


This goes along with all the Abbreviations.....  I'm learning how to read health care reports. :)




Shiloh

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Common Abbreviations to Remember ~ Part 2



Here is the "Do Not Use" Abbreviation List
A refresher about abbreviations from Part 1:
Writing abbreviations like IU (International Unit) can easily be mistaken for IV (intravenous) or MD which means "doctor of medicine"could also mean "medical department" or "maximum dose".  So today we don't use certain abbreviations since they could be easily be misread or mean something different and this could put someone's life in danger.

However we do use the following abbreviations and they are very common today!

When in doubt-- write the whole word. :)

Now here is Part 2:

Abbreviations:

LVN  licensed vocational nurse

MD  doctor of medicine

OB  obstetrics

OP  outpatient

OR  operating room

PA  physician assistant

PE  physical examination

PMH  past medical history

Pt  patient

RN  registered nurse

ROS  review of system

SSN  social security number

Tx  treatment

VS  vital signs


Stay tuned for Part 3-- which might possibly come sooner or later....  it all depends when the book decided to cover the topic again. ;-)



Shiloh

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Common Abbreviations to Remember ~ Part 1

Writing Abbreviations
Writing abbreviations like IU (International Unit) can easily be mistaken for IV (intravenous) or MD which means "doctor of medicine"could also mean "medical department" or "maximum dose".  So today we don't use certain abbreviations since they could be easily be misread or mean something different and this could put someone's life in danger.

However we do use the following abbreviations and they are very common today!

When in doubt-- write the whole word. :)

Abbreviations:

ADL  activity of daily living

CC  chief complaint

DOB  date of birth

Dx  diagnosis

ED  emergency department

ENT  ear, nose, and throat

FH  family history

GP  general practitioner

H&P  history & physical

HIPPA  Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HPI  history or present illness

Hx  history

IP  inpatient

LPN  licensed practical nurse


For me, the only two I actually knew prior to learning all of these were DOB and HIPPA.  I'd heard inpatient before as well. :)

Stay tuned for Part 2!



Shiloh




Tuesday, March 5, 2013

New Combining Forms

I've been learning lots of combining forms in my Medical Vocabulary book....  a Combining Form is:

"a linguistic form that occurs only in compounds or derivatives (as electro- inelectromagnetic or mal- in malodorous)" (via the Student Dictionary).


Bi(o) the Combining Form and -logy the Suffix

Here are some recent Combining Forms that I've been learning:


  • Bi(o) means life.  Think of Biology- the study of life.
  • Dent(i), dent(o), and odont(o) these all mean tooth.  What does Dent(i) remind you of?  It reminds me of the Dentist! :)
  • Opt(o), optic(o), and or(o) these all mean vision.  I remember this by remembering that the "eye doctor" is an optometrist.
  • Pharmac(o) means drugs or medicine.  Think of going to the Pharmacy where you can get prescription drugs/medicine for illnesses.  
  • Therapeut(o) means treatment.


Shiloh


Friday, March 1, 2013

First Section Sent In!

I stayed up past midnight the other day so I could send in my first section of correspondence work (which we did yesterday)!  Whew!  :)

My Organized Modules

Thankfully, I was able to complete five modules!
I sent in Scripture Studies for Module 1 & 2, Midwifery Vobcab. Module 1, Midwifery Vocab. Module 2, and Medical Vocab. Module 1.

The Madness of Organizing 3 gals and different modules, Haha!

Looking forward to a great March!  Check out my "Check off" page here! :)




Shiloh

Medical Term: Obstetrics

Two midwives assisting a woman in labour on a birth chair in the 16th century, by: Eucharius Rößlin.
I learned a new term this week (well I was actually already familiar with the term)...

Obstetrics

An OB deals with pregnancy, labor, delivery, and care directly after childbirth.  Interestingly enough, Obstetr(o) means midwife. :)




Shiloh