Mod G unit 3
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Mod G unit 3
Mod unit vocab
Mod g unit 3 vocab
To apply pressure with hands
Process of assisting patient to regain a state of health and the highest level of funcion possible
Medical specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitaion
Process of pus formation due to infection
An artifical body part
A type of test, series of tests, or an evaluation to determine the extent of an illness or disease.
Use of heat-inducing wavelenghts to provide muscle relaxation and therapy
Accumulation of fluid, pus, or serum in a cavity or tissue which may beecome hard and crusty
Removal of an extremity due to injury or disease
Pain and disability caused by trauma to a joint. A ligament may be torn in severe pain.
Paralysis of the lower portion of the body
Trauma to a muscle from excessive stretching or pulling. Inflammation of a tendon resulting in pain, tenderness, and lack of mobility
Paralysis of all extremities of the body
Nonprogressive paralysis due to defects in the brain or birth trauma.
Kneading or a rolling method of massage which requires pressing the muscles
stroking movement which may be performed in a circular pattern
Light tapping or percussion that is performed with the sides of the hands in a cupping position to relieve congestion.
range of motion
Turn downward or backwards as with the hand or foot; to lie in a prone position is to be face downward
Movement toward the midline of the body
Ability to move the thumb into contact with the other fingers
Exteme or abnormal extension or stretching
Ethical standards are established by the profession and administered by _________________?
What are the requirements of the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act?
Must be of sound mind and legal age
or family must decide after death
Who does the Miranda Warning apply to?
hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, HMOs, and other health care facilities
ensures pt receive written rigt-to-die options and facility must comply with pt's desires
What is public law?
deals with offense aginst all citizens
what is private or civil law?
contract law- patient/physician relationship
tort law-any # of actions done by one person or group of persons that causeinjury
to attack the reputation of a person or group
Deliberate attempt or threat to touch without consent
Unauthorized touching of another person
what are the three things involved in a patient-physician contract?
Who's responsibility is it to obtain the consent for treatment?
res ipsa loquirur
the thing speaks for itself
Doing something that a reasonable person would not do in the same situation
let the master answer
A law that designates a specific limit of time during which a claim may be filed in malpractice suits or in the collection of bills
Statue of limitations
subpoena duces tecum
to appear in court with patient records when the physician is unavailable
What is Professional Liability and what is the process involved?
physician can withdraw care or break contract if patient is uncooperative
process involves written notification by certified mail with return reciept. Stating reasons and effective date.