Healthcare occupations

2017-07-27T19:14:18+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Unlicensed assistive personnel, Music therapy, Podiatry, Coroner, General practitioner, Midwife, Dietitian, Radiographer, Speech-language pathology, Dentist, Dental technician, Paramedic, Feldsher, Clown Care, Medical laboratory scientist, Podiatrist, Athletic trainer, Medical Officer for Health, Clinical officer, Biomedical sciences, Occupational therapist, Emergency physician, Rehabilitation engineering, Emergency medical technician, Comparison of MD and DO in the United States, Physician assistant, Hospital corpsman, Orderly, Registered Health Information Administrator flashcards Healthcare occupations
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  • Unlicensed assistive personnel
    Unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) is a class of paraprofessionals who assist individuals with physical disabilities, mental impairments, and other health care needs with their activities of daily living (ADLs) and provide bedside care—including basic nursing procedures—all under the supervision of a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse or other health care professional.
  • Music therapy
    Music therapy is the use of interventions to accomplish individual goals within a therapeutic relationship by a professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.
  • Podiatry
    Podiatry (/poʊˈdaɪətri/) or podiatric medicine (/poʊdiˈætrᵻk/ or /poʊˈdaɪətrᵻk/) is a branch of medicine devoted to the study of, diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower extremity.
  • Coroner
    A coroner is a person whose standard role is to confirm and certify the death of an individual within a jurisdiction.
  • General practitioner
    In the medical profession, a general practitioner (GP) is a medical doctor who treats acute and chronic illnesses and provides preventive care and health education to patients.
  • Midwife
    A midwife is a professional in midwifery.
  • Dietitian
    A dietitian (or dietician) is an expert in dietetics; that is, human nutrition and the regulation of diet.
  • Radiographer
    Radiographers, also known as Radiologic Technologists, Diagnostic Radiographers and Medical Radiation Technologists are Healthcare Professionals who specialise in the imaging of human anatomy for the diagnosis and treatment of pathology.
  • Speech-language pathology
    Speech-language pathology is a field of expertise practiced by a clinician known as a speech-language pathologist (SLP), also called speech and language therapist, or speech therapist, who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of communication disorders, voice disorders, and swallowing disorders.
  • Dentist
    A dentist, also known in the U.
  • Dental technician
    A dental technologist (dental laboratory technician) is a member of the dental team who, upon prescription from a dental clinician, constructs custom made restorative and dental appliances.
  • Paramedic
    A paramedic is a healthcare professional, predominantly in the pre-hospital and out-of-hospital environment, and working mainly as part of emergency medical services (EMS), such as on an ambulance.
  • Feldsher
    Feldsher (German: Feldscher, Polish: Felczer, Czech: Felčar, Russian: Фельдшер, Swedish: Fältskär) is a health care professional who provides various medical services limited to emergency treatment and ambulance practice, according to the World Health Organization.
  • Clown Care
    Clown Care, also known as hospital clowning, is a program in health care facilities involving visits from specially trained clowns.
  • Medical laboratory scientist
    A medical laboratory scientist (MLS), also referred to as a clinical laboratory scientist, medical laboratory technologist or medical technologist, is a healthcare professional who performs chemical, hematological, immunologic, histopathological, cytopathological, microscopic, and bacteriological diagnostic analyses on body fluids such as blood, urine, sputum, stool, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), peritoneal fluid, pericardial fluid, and synovial fluid, as well as other specimens.
  • Podiatrist
    A podiatrist, also known as a podiatric physician (/poʊˈdaɪətrɪst/ poh-dye-eh-trist) or "foot and ankle surgeon", is a medical professional, a physician devoted to the study and medical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower extremity.
  • Athletic trainer
    An athletic trainer is a certified and licensed health care professional who practices in the field of sports medicine.
  • Medical Officer for Health
    Medical Officer of Health, Medical Health Officer or District Medical Officer, is a title commonly used for the senior government official of a health department or agency, usually at a municipal, county/district, state/province, or regional level.
  • Clinical officer
    A clinical officer (CO) is a licensed practitioner of medicine in East Africa and parts of Southern Africa who is trained and authorized to perform general or specialized medical duties such as diagnosis and treatment of disease and injury, ordering and interpreting medical tests, performing routine medical and surgical procedures, and referring patients to other practitioners.
  • Biomedical sciences
    Biomedical sciences, are a set of applied sciences applying portions of natural science or formal science, or both, to develop knowledge, interventions, or technology of use in healthcare or public health.
  • Occupational therapist
    An occupational therapist works with a client to help them achieve a fulfilled and satisfied state in life through the use of "purposeful activity or interventions designed to achieve functional outcomes which promote health, prevent injury or disability and which develop, improve, sustain or restore the highest possible level of independence.
  • Emergency physician
    An emergency physician is a physician who works at an emergency department to care for acutely ill patients.
  • Rehabilitation engineering
    Rehabilitation engineering is the systematic application of engineering sciences to design, develop, adapt, test, evaluate, apply, and distribute technological solutions to problems confronted by individuals with disabilities.
  • Emergency medical technician
    Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and ambulance technician are terms used in some countries to denote a health care provider of emergency medical services.
  • Comparison of MD and DO in the United States
    In the United States, physicians (medical doctors) who practice medicine hold either the Doctor of Medicine degree (MD) or the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree (DO).
  • Physician assistant
    A physician assistant (US) or physician associate (UK) is a healthcare professional who practices medicine as a part of a healthcare team with collaborating physicians and other providers.
  • Hospital corpsman
    A Hospital Corpsman (HM) /ˈkɔərmən/ was an enlisted medical specialist of the United States Navy who may also serve with the United States Marine Corps.
  • Orderly
    A medical orderly (also known as a ward assistant or nurse assistant) is a hospital attendant whose job consists of assisting medical and nursing staff with various nursing and medical interventions.
  • Registered Health Information Administrator
    Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), previously known as Registered Record Administrator, is a professional certification administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) in the United States.