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Any deviation from the normal structure of function of the human body.
The scientific study of disease
DEFINE: general pathology
The study of basic processes at a cellular level
DEFINE: systematic pathology
The study of the diseases themselves
Any disease producing microorganism
What are the two types of pathogens?
- 1. Endogenous
- 2. Exogenous
Develops or originates within the body
Develops or originates outside the body
Unknown or spontaneous cause
Disease caused by treatment (side effects of treatment)
DEFINE: nosocomial infections
Diseases acquired simply by being hospitalized
As a therapist, the best thing that you can do to prevent the spread of disease is to:
- Wash your hands
- Keep hands away from your face
Why can nosocomial infections occur?
- Immune systems are weak
- Medical procedures bypass the body's natural defenses
- Medical staff provide a way for pathogens to spread
What is wrong with the statement: "Massage Therapy is Contraindicated"?
It's too general and depends on...
- 1. Client
- 2. Modality
- 3. Pathology
What are the three considerations for determining if a client is contraindicated for massage and give examples?
- 1. Client: male/female, age, medications, etc.
- 2. Modality: deep/superficial, duration of massage, what modality you are using
- 3. Pathology: what disease(s) the client has
The study of the frequency and distribution of disease. Ex. how often does it occur, who gets the disease, etc.
The study of the cause of disease. Ex. virus, bacterium, chemical, genetic, etc.
The development of disease
DEFINE: pathology or structural alterations
The physical change accompanying or induced by the disease in cells and organs.
Physical observations and measures; objective data
Perceptions of the client; subjective data
The act of naming a disease in an individual
A disease concurrent (happening at the same time) with another disease
DEFINE: functional significance
The impact of the disease on the individual
The expected or probable outcome of a disease
Management and care of the individual in order to fight of the disease
- Short lived
- Rapid onset, short and relatively severe duration, often followed by rapid resolution
- Long lasting
- Persisting over a long period of time, may follow an acute initial episode or have a more insidious (gradual and more subtle) onset.
Situated entirely within
Coming from or originating outside
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