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Week 2 Health Care Terms Worksheet
Understanding health care terms is a prerequisite for both academic and professional success. This assignment is intended to ensure you understand some of the basic terms used in this course.
Complete the worksheet according to the following guidelines:
• In the space provided, write each term’s definition. You must define the term in your own words.
• In the space provided after each term’s definition, use the term in a sentence as it applies to the health care industry. You may wish to consider the following:
o How has it influenced heath care?
o What role has the term played as health care developed over the years?
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Diagnosis Identifying the cause of a disease The blood work came back this morning and it confirmed the patient’s diagnosis.
Rehabilitation A place where people go to teach them the skills needed to function in a normal or close to normal life. After leaving the hospital a COPD patient can go to rehabilitation clinical for further training on doing daily activates with minimal execration.
Department of Health and Human Services This is the agency who helps provided leadership to the public health in an emergency Depart of Health Services can assist with in different types of emergency situation.
For-profit Financial gain with the corporation, the intent to make a profit A lot of corporation are for profit, HCA hospitals have gained a substantial amount of money
Long Term Care The extended care need for treatment Nursing homes is considered a long term care.
Home health Medical services or treatment for a patient at their own home Patients that wear noninvasive ventilation devices can have home health come out and assist them with setting up, teaching and monitoring their equipment.
Health care exchange Is a market place where you can go and buy health insurance People who do not carry or not eligible for health insurance through their employer can got to the health care exchange to purchase health insurance at reasonable prices.
Clinic A place where you can go for health service that are non-emergent Las Vegas, NV has a large number of clinics avail to the community for non-emergent treatment.
Acute A disease or illness that has come on all of a sudden You can purchase over the counter medication for acute allergies.
Chronic A disease that is ongoing and not all of a sudden As a result from chronic smoking people have devolved respiratory problems. Some disease that can develop is COPD or lung cancer.