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Medical Definitions and Word Differences
The healthcare and medical industry is a vast one, broken up into various fields of study. Ask questions about specific medical fields here.
How is the metric system used in the medical field?
It's used by physicians, internists, surgeons, ophthalmologists, researchers, anesthesiologists, chiropractors, nurses, hospice workers, and physical and psychological therapists, to measure, express, and communicate the magnitude of forces, lengths, areas, speeds, capacities, and volumes, and the duration of periods of time. ...
When a health care provider reports abuse should the accuser be able to know the identity of his or her accuser?
All health care workers are mandatory reporters. This means that by law they have to report any case they have suspicion as might be abuse. They do not have to prove the abuse exists, just suspect that it does. When the healthcare worker reports a case of abuse, their name and info is taken by the investigating office, but it does not have to be shared with the accused. Once the healthcare provider reports the suspected abuse, it is the investigating office, not...
What are the disadvantages of using medical abbreviations?
Although some abbreviations are used, an overuse of them could lead to confusion and misunderstandings. Confusion and misinterpretation of desired meaning. Leading to wrong tests or therapies. Acronyms can have several totally different meanings. The use of an acronym can be misinterpreted leading to misunderstanding of doctors orders, erroneous test results and wrong diagnoses. For example: ML can mean 1) Midline, 2) Middle lobe, 3) Malignant Lymphoma. OD can mean: 1) Once a day or 2) Right eye. ...
Asked in Health, Medical Fields
In the medical field what does bundling mean?
In the medical billing and coding field, "bundling" is a procedure code that includes all or more than one component of a major procedure. Rather than reporting (billing for reimbursement) two or more codes for complex procedures, sometimes a single bundled code may incorporate all procedures in one major procedure code. Reporting the procedure codes separately, or reporting the components in addition to the major procedure (bundled) code is on the contrary, considered unbundling; and is considered fraud under HIPAA regulations. ...
Asked in Skin Disorders, Scabies, Medical Fields
Does dry skin make you itch?
It sure does! The loss of moisture in dry skin, for whatever reason, needs to be replaced...so use lots of moisturizing lotions, especially after warm (never hot) baths or showers. Applying lotion to damp skin helps retain moisture. Using a humidifier helps too. And don't scratch! ...
Asked in Divorce and Marriage Law, Medical Fields
What are advantages and disadvantages of non-verbal communication?
The advantages of non-verbal communication are: 1) You can communicate with someone who is hard of hearing of deaf. 2) You can communicate at place where you are supposed to maintain silence. 3) You can communicate something which you don't want others to hear or listen to. 4) You can communicate if you are far away from a person. The person can see but not hear you. 5) Non-verbal communication makes conversation short and brief. 6) You can save on time and use it as a...
Previous question of ministry of health nursing exam in Oman?
yes. i want previous sample papers of moh test in oman for nurses
Asked in Cold Sores, Medical Fields
Can you work in the medical field if you have herpes?
I suppose it's possible, if they don't then you can try suing for discrimination. Herpes isn't passed on that easily, it's also not passed through blood or body fluids. If people with cold sores (which are caused by oral herpes, they are also very common to have) are allowed to work in medicine then people with genital herpes should be allowed to as well. Of course! Consider that 30% of adults have genital herpes and 80% of adults have antiboties to type I...
Internal and External Influences?
If you ask wondering about Internal and External influences of a business there are many. Internal means things that the business can control, some of these include management, product, location, resources (meaning who they are buying the materials from, captial ect), and the business culture (how the business operates e.g. Green, Australian Made, ect). External influences also vary and could be economy, government, multicultralism, product diversity, competitors, market conditions, geographic and social. Though these are only a few, many other Internal and External...
Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Symptoms, Medical Fields
What causes white unraised horizontal lines on fingernails?
The white area in fingernails and hair are caused by air. That's why snow is white and not blue. Little bumps and bruises that are done to the bed of the nail cause these imperfections. ...