Our training delivery partner, College of DuPage (COD), will provide the Medical Terminology training sessions on May 19th and June 7th. After attending the session, you will be able to:
The sheer amount of terminology and conceptual knowledge required for anatomy and physiology can be overwhelming for students. Educational games are one approach to reinforce concepts. In this activity, students work in teams to review anatomy and physiology concepts by creating arrays of descriptive tiles to define a term. Once guessed, students use their spatial knowledge to locate the structure or process within the body. The game challenges students to think about course vocabulary in a different way and to pool their knowledge to get their classmates to guess the words. Pre-/post-test data reveal that students achieve statistically significant learning gains after playing the game, and a survey of student perceptions demonstrates that the game is helpful for learning vocabulary as well as fun to play. The game is easily adaptable for a variety of courses.
While written assessments are a good measure of a student’s cognitive learning, they do not necessarily reflect student performance in clinical practice (Vyas, Ottis, Caligiuri, 2011). Also, it may be difficult to add visual and sensory elements to a written assessment. Simulations allow nursing students to repeatedly practice skills in high stress environments with low risk. Human patient simulations require nursing students to apply knowledge and think on the spot as they would need to do in real life. Human patient simulations are an important part of nursing school and are effective in teaching clinical skills. This article describes the necessary components of a simulation and additionally explains how to create a human patient simulation that incorporates clinical reasoning and
The learning challenges I'm having is figuring out what code comes first, when it's more than one code for the ICD-10. It's stressful trying to figure out which medical term or diagnose to look up first. I'm having a little challenge with finding the correct alphabetical category to look under for a medical diagnose. For example the medical diagnose might say cancer but be under Neoplasm category. Another challenge is not knowing what the medical disorders or diseases mean like asympotomatic. How I will overcome this by following directions, asking questions, and continue taking notes. I can google the medical disorders or diseases to find out what they mean and always ask Mrs. Pavey. When Mrs. Pavey tells us the diagnose or medical term can
Clinical vocabularies are defined as terminologies or coding systems that are structured list of terms which together with their definitions are designed to describe unambiguously the care and treatment of patients. The clinical vocabularies are used to create classification systems that are used around the world to provide a method of distributing coded concepts in a stored meaningful manner. (Thomson 2013)
In a clinical setting, medical information changes on a daily basis. Physicians serve as practitioners in the medical community. They provide key information to medical students, residents, as well as nursing staff that help with their growth and development. Simons, Morgan, and Davidson (2012) stated, “in order for physicians to practice medicine successfully and become learners for life, they need to know how to search and manage the medical information they discover within their patient-centered context.” As a practitioner, physicians understand that these skills are necessary in order for their medical students and other medical staff becomes experts in their chosen field.
Computers have evolved at an extremely fast pace in the past few years. We would be at an extreme disadvantage if we did not take the opportunity to use this to our benefit. With the common place of wireless networks and mobile platforms, such as the IPAD, doctors could carry out such changes fairly readily and efficiently. This would allow for the text to be easily read, and give the doctors one more tool for correcting spelling errors as well. It has already been proven that computers can greatly reduce the errors made as evidenced by an excerpt of one article "... during the study, the non-missed-dose medication error rate fell 81 percent, from 142 per 1,000
“Curricula must be aligned with the practice setting (Veltri, 2012). At this time all staff will be handed out a step by step book with screen shots on how to operate the new EMR. This includes opening a patient’s chart, accessing medications, past medical records, and any progress or clinical notes. To accommodate all different types of learning styles to individuals these training sessions will also be recorded for staff to view multiple times or at any time. “Because the purpose of clinical learning is to foster application of theory to practice, clinical learning activities should be related to what is being taught in the classroom” (Gaberson, 2012). Teaching sessions will be mandatory for all staff and their will be make up classes the next week for the individuals who will be off the days of the sessions. A copy of the step by step booklet will also be emailed a power point presentation that they can save to their desktop so they can reference back if they develop any questions. “The lecture method presents information effectively; creative strategies provide diversions that reinforce key material or area of emphasis” (Herman, 2008). During the week there will be small quizzes staff need to take and receive an 90% or higher to show compensates in the EMR system. If someone fails to achieve this percentage they will attend the class again with another quiz at the end of the day. At the end of the week comprehensive test will be given as well and the same 90% grade. The test is very important as it will ensure that staff is able to chart and document in the appropriate section, know where to find vital information such as medications, past medical and surgeries history. Staff who achieves thee highest percentage will have the opportunity to become “super users”
Clinical sites are not always able to accommodate or guartee desired educational experiences. With these challenges in mind in prepping students for the real world, clinical simulations have been implemented. Technological advances have allowed the creation of high fidelity manikins. These manikins give students the ability to practice assessments and procedures in realistic clinical scenarios while reflecting on skill sets and clinical reason. It is important that students take these simulations seriously and prepare as if it is an actual patient care experience.
Answer the following patient information questions using the table provided. Refer to figure 4-10 on p. 83 of Health Information Technology and Management for assistance.
Spelling is important in medical terminology because many things can go wrong. You could give the wrong diagnose are even cause a patient to take the wrong medication. Many doctors and nurses use abbreviations on their charts so they won't waste as much time. Many words may sound the same but have different meaning and some words have the same meaning for example stool and evacuation. That's why it is very important for anyone joining the medical field to learn as much Medical Terminology as they possible can. I think that Medial Terminology can affect the professional because one big mistake could cause them to loose their job. And it could also affect the patient because their life is on the line. One way to avoid medical errors in future
How to you speak with a patient and work with the Triage process. How to enter data, relay to Doctors and My Chart. It is really hard to show a student to room a patient and using soft skills (Caldwell, Roberts and Padgett).
Why medical abbreviations should not be use in the medical field? Abbreviations can be used to save time, space, and have become be available everywhere in prescriptions and medical records. It help save times and space on the paper while writing on document such as prescription or medical record, but it have also causes misinterpreted and involvement in harmful medication errors. Therefore medical abbreviation should not be use when you are trying to communicate with medical information. Giving the wrong prescription to a patients can be harmful and sometimes life threatening. Another reason why medical abbreviation should not be use to communicate is there are frequency a confusion and you can also put your medical practice at risk.