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Weekly Vocabulary Exercise: Basic Health Care Language
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?
Why is it important to understand the appropriate application of the term or concept?
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: Samantha Miller
Definition in your own words
Use the term in a sentence as it applies to the health care industry.
Treatment is to maintain care of a patient who has a disease or injury.
Emily’s treatment will be antibiotics for her double ear infection.
Prevention is to keep an illness or an injury from happening in the future.
Quitting smoking is a great lung cancer prevention.
Provider is someone who cares for a patient, while they injured or has an illness for example hospitals, nurses, or doctors.
Your provider is out today, would you like to be seen by another one? Said, the nurse.
Ambulatory is outpatient care where the patient can walk around and doesn’t have to stay in the hospital. This care can be given in ambulatory center for test or a surgery.