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Ch 3 Study Guide

Name: ________________________ Class: ___________________ Date: __________
Ch 3 Study Guide
Match each item with the correct statement below.
A. Athletic trainer
B. Audiologist
C. Biomedical equipment technician
D. Central/sterile supply worker
E. Dental hygienist
F. Dental laboratory technician
G. Dialysis technician
H. Dietitian
I. Electrocardiograph technician
J. Electroencephalographic technologist
K. Emergency medical technician
L. Geriatric assistant
M. Health care administrator
N. Health information technician
O. Licensed practical/vocational nurse
P. Medical (clinical) laboratory technologist
Q. Orthodontist
R. Perfusionist
S. Periodontist
T. Pharmacist
U. Phlebotomist
V. Physician assistant
W. Psychologist
X. Recreational therapist
Y. Speech-language therapist
Provide emergency, prehospital care to accident victims
Manage the operation of a health care facility
Organize and code patient records, gather statistical data
Dispense medications and provide information on drugs
Use recreational and leisure activities as a form of treatment
Operate the heart-lung machines
Study human behavior; help individuals deal with the problems of living
Operate machine to record electrical activity in the brain
Dentist specializing in alignment or straightening of the teeth
Works under supervision of dentist to remove stains and deposits from the teeth
Study tissues, fluids, and cells of the body to help determine the presence and/or cause of disease
Order, maintain, and stock all of the equipment and supplies used in a health care facility
Nurse assistants who provide care for patients in long-term care facilities
Assess nutritional needs of individuals and manage food service systems
Provide care to individuals with hearing problems
Name: ________________________
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
____ 16. Secondary health science technology education (HSTE) programs can prepare a student for immediate
employment or for additional education after graduation.
____ 17. An associate’s degree is awarded by a college or university after a prescribed course of study that usually
lasts four or more years.
____ 18. A master’s degree is awarded by a college or university after completion of one or more years of a prescribed
course of study beyond a bachelor’s degree.
____ 19. Certification means that a person has fulfilled requirements of education and performance and meets the
standards established by the professional association or government agency that regulates a particular career.
____ 20. Examples of registered positions include registered dietitians and registered nurses.
____ 21. The level of training for a technician usually requires at least three to four years of college.
____ 22. Multicompetent or multiskilled workers are frequently hired by smaller facilities in rural areas.
____ 23. It is important for students to obtain information pertinent to an individual state when checking requirements
for health occupations.
____ 24. Phlebotomists collect blood and prepare it for testing.
____ 25. Radiologic technologists use X-rays, radiation, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance to
diagnose and treat disease.
____ 26. Biomedical equipment technicians operate the heart-lung machines during open heart surgery.
____ 27. An emergency medical technician at the highest level of training is an emergency medical technician
____ 28. A doctor of osteopathy examines, diagnoses, and treats only diseases and disorders of the feet or of the leg
below the knees.
____ 29. Physician assistants and medical assistants have the same level of education and perform similar tasks.
____ 30. Psychiatrists are physicians or medical doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating mental illness.
____ 31. Medical (clinical) laboratory technologists work under the supervision of a physician called a pathologist.
____ 32. Physical therapists provide treatment to improve mobility and prevent or limit permanent disability.
____ 33. Dialysis technicians operate the dialysis machine that is used to treat patients with limited or no kidney
____ 34. Veterinarians are doctors who prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases and injuries in animals.
____ 35. Optometrists are medical doctors who treat diseases of the eyes and perform surgery on the eyes.
____ 36. National Health Care Skill Standards (NHCSS) specify the professional regulations that must be followed in
health care careers.
____ 37. Mortuary assistants prepare the body for interment by washing the body and replacing the blood with
embalming fluid.
Name: ________________________
____ 38. For most health careers, graduation from an accredited program is required before certification, registration,
and/or licensure will be granted.
____ 39. An associate’s degree is required for an assistant level of training.
____ 40. Examples of careers in the NHCSS diagnostic services cluster include biomedical equipment technician and
____ 41. Echocardiographers use ultrasound to diagnose heart conditions.
____ 42. A positron emission tomography (PET) scanner uses superconductive magnets and radio waves to scan the
body for disease processes.
____ 43. A physiatrist is a medical doctor who provides physical medicine and rehabilitation.
____ 44. A massage therapist uses massage, bodywork, and therapeutic touch to muscles to provide pain relief,
improve lymphatic circulation, and relieve stress.
____ 45. Many health care entrepreneurs must work under the direction or guidance of physicians or dentists.
____ 46. The NHCSS therapeutic services standards specify the knowledge and skills required of workers in health
care careers involved in creating a picture of a patient’s health status at a single point in time.
____ 47. Vascular technologists use ultrasound to diagnose disorders of blood vessels.
____ 48. Sociologists or social workers perform screening tests for potential inherited diseases or conditions.
____ 49. Geriatric assistants in long-term care facilities are authorized to administer medications to the residents or
patients in the facility.
____ 50. Biotechnological engineers study cells, fibers, and other evidence to obtain information about a crime.
Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
____ 51. A degree awarded by a college or university after a prescribed course of study that usually lasts four or more
years is a/an ____.
A. associate’s degree B. doctor’s degree C. master’s degree D. bachelor’s degree
____ 52. A process by which a government agency authorizes individuals to work in a given occupation after the
person has completed an approved education program and passed a state board test is ____.
F. registration G. certification H. licensure J. authorization
____ 53. In order to renew licenses or maintain certification, individuals must obtain additional hours of education
called ____.
A. secondary education units B. post-secondary education units C. continuing education units
D. certification units
____ 54. A level of education for health occupations that usually requires at least three to four years of college plus
work experience is ____.
F. technologist or therapist G. professional H. technician J. assistant or aide
____ 55. An individual who organizes, manages, and assumes the risk of a business is a/an ____.
A. multiskilled worker B. entrepreneur C. professional D. technologist
Name: ________________________
____ 56. A dental specialty that treats and prevents diseases of the gingiva or gums, bone, and structures supporting
the teeth is ____.
F. pedodontics G. periodontics H. prosthodontics J. endodontics
____ 57. A dental specialty that treats diseases of the pulp, nerves, blood vessels, and roots of the teeth is ____.
A. endodontics B. orthodontics C. prosthodontics D. oral surgery
____ 58. A dental specialty that replaces natural teeth with artificial teeth or dentures is ____.
F. oral surgery G. pedodontics H. orthodontics J. prosthodontics
____ 59. A medical specialist who treats disease of the skin is a/an ____.
A. cardiologist B. dermatologist C. orthopedist D. radiologist
____ 60. A medical specialist who treats diseases and disorders of children is a/an ____.
F. internist G. pathologist H. pediatrician J. neurologist
____ 61. A medical specialist who treats diseases of elderly individuals is a/an ____.
A. gynecologist B. gerontologist C. internist D. physiatrist
____ 62. A medical specialist who treats disease of the female reproductive system is a/an ____.
F. internist G. oncologist H. gynecologist J. geriatrician
____ 63. A medical specialist who treats tumors and cancer is a/an ____.
A. cardiologist B. oncologist C. proctologist D. orthopedist
____ 64. A medical specialist who treats diseases and disorders of the eye is a/an ____.
F. optician G. dermatologist H. oncologist J. ophthalmologist
____ 65. A medical specialist who treats diseases and disorders of muscles and bones is a/an ____.
A. neurologist B. orthopedist C. plastic surgeon D. thoracic surgeon
____ 66. A medical specialist who treats disease and disorders of the stomach and intestine is a/an ____.
F. pathologist G. gerontologist H. gastroenterologist J. endocrinologist
____ 67. An example of a health career in the NHCSS health informatics services cluster is ____.
A. genetic counselor B. medical illustrator C. biomedical engineer D. pharmacist
____ 68. An example of a health career in the NHCSS therapeutic services cluster is ____.
F. dental hygienist G. phlebotomist H. health educator J. process technician
____ 69. An example of a health career in the NHCSS biotechnology research and development cluster is a/an ____.
A. phlebotomist B. physiatrist C. forensic science technician D. osteopath
____ 70. A/an ____ identifies and tracks diseases as they occur in a group of people and develops methods to prevent
or control the spread of diseases.
F. process technician G. epidemiologist H. sociologist J. medical (clinical) laboratory technologist
____ 71. A/an ____ provides information to individuals and families on inherited diseases or conditions.
A. health information technician B. medical translator C. biomedical (clinical) engineer D. genetic
____ 72. The NHCSS standards that specify the knowledge and skills required of workers in health care careers
involved with documentation of patient care are the ____.
F. health informatics services G. support services H. diagnostic services J. therapeutic services
Name: ________________________
Short Answer
Abbreviations: Write the correct abbreviation for the career title.
73. Doctor of Medicine
74. Doctor of Dental Surgery
75. Occupational Therapist
76. Certified Medical Assistant
77. Veterinarian
78. Registered Nurse
79. Nurse Midwife
80. Nurse Practitioner
81. Optometrist
82. Registered Veterinary Technician
83. Certified Medical Laboratory Technologist
84. Doctor of Osteopathy
85. Physical Therapist
86. Doctor of Chiropractic
87. Electrocardiographic Technician
88. Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician
89. Certified Surgical Technologist
90. Recreational Therapist
91. Paramedic
92. Electroneurodiagnostic technologist
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