Complete the worksheet according to the following guidelines:
In the space provided, write each term’s definition as used in health care. You must define the term in your own words; do not simply copy the definition from a textbook. In the space provided after each term’s definition, provide an explanation that illustrates the importance of the skill, concept, procedure, organization, or tool to which the term refers. In your explanation, you may wish to consider the following:
How has it influenced health care? Medical terminology has influence how professionals communicate effectively and timely with their patients, insurance carriers.
Why is it important to understand the appropriate application of the term or concept? It is extremely important to understand the appropriate application and concept because it could make a huge difference of what type of treatment and prevention you’re providing the patient. The cost of patients out of pocket expense. And the type of facility the patient would need to be admitted for certain procedures to be executed.
Save the completed worksheet as a Microsoft® Word document with your name in the file name. Submit the file to your facilitator.
Note. You must define 10 basic health care terms in this worksheet. Therefore, in addition to the terms provided for you below, finish the additional spaces on the worksheet with terms from your reading or discussion you were not previously familiar with and had to research.
Submitted by: [Blanca Cross]
Definition in your own words
Use the term in a sentence as it applies to the health care industry. Treatment
Is basically the care provide to the patient that is assess by the provider (Doctor, Nurse). An example of Treatment if a patient who has bronchitis and the provider prescribes antibiotics in order to cure the viral infection. Prevention
It is forestalling or to avoid further spread of an illness or disease the patient may be experiencing. An example of prevention would be getting immunizations to prevent certain diseases from developing in your body or the spread of the disease to other people. An example of a disease prevention would be Polio. Provider
Is individuals who works in the healthcare profession that are providing medical attention or services. Example: Who is your healthcare provider? Which means family doctor or healthcare person who has provided services to your healthcare needs. Or it can also be your healthcare insurance. Some people have HMO or PPO service provider which can determine the service treatment provide to the patient. Ambulatory
Ambulatory care is an outpatient care. This type of care would be a visit to a doctor from time to time. Ambulatory would be a patient that would be treated for a broken arm or leg. Copayment
A copayment is a fix amount that the insurance sets to cover healthcare services. How much is your copayment?
Insurance with HMO patient may pay a copayment of $15.00 compared to a patient who has PPO may pay $25 copayment for the same services. Inpatient a patient who is admitted to the hospital that requires to stay 1 or more days for treatment. Example: You will be admitted as an inpatient for hip replacement as this requires for major surgery and extensive care for the patient. Outpatient
Is a patient who doesn’t require treatment to stay overnight at the hospital or clinic. The person can recuperate at home. Outpatient would be a patient who is having a day procedure such as ovarian cyst removal and would be able to recuperate at home. Or another example would be patient that would need dental surgical extractions removal of wisdom teeth. Again a patient who would be able to recuperate at home.
a physician identifying the cause of the patient’s condition. Example of diagnosis is when a patient is complaining about short of breathe and wheeziness and the doctor diagnosis this to be bronchitis. Terminal illness
Terminal illness is when a patient is going to die because there is no cure to their illness. Example would be terminal cancer where an illness has progress rapidly and treatment would not be adequate as the disease is already done too much damage to the patient’s body. Disability
A permanent loss of a certain body part or function.
Disability would be a person who was in a car accident and was paralysis from their legs. This would be consider as a disability because he/she has lost the ability to perform the activity of walking.
As you progress through your program, you are encouraged to continue to use your weekly vocabulary exercises to build a master glossary as a quick reference guide to use in your coursework and in your health care career.