Medical Title abbreviations
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Certified Medical Assistant
Works in doctor's office assists in exams, draw blood and do office work
Registered Medical Assistant
Must be able to assist in exams, draw blood, and do office work
Certified Nursing Aide
Trained to work with nursing home patients. Sometimes will work in hosp. Being replaced by patient care technicians.
Emergency Medical Technician
Provides emergency care away from a hospital setting. Advanced EMTs become paramedics.
- Licensed Vocational Nurse
- Licensed Practical Nurse
Supervised directly by a registered nurse. May do most procedures if trained & allowed by facility. Must have RN countersignature to administer blood products
Varies depending on specialty. May diagnose and prescribe medicines
Primarily required to pronounce a person dead or decide if a case warrants an autopsy.
Medical Lab Technologist
Performs lab tests and phlebotomy (draws blood)
Assists physicians. May write orders and diagnosis under the supervision of physician.
Assists patients in recovering daily activity skills
Assists physicians. May write orders and diagnose under physician's supervision
Helps patients recover lost motor function due to illness or injury
Registered Health Information Technician
Manages the medical records. Can involve insurance coding & transcription -- formerly ART (Accredited Record Technologist)
Performs nursing tasks and administration. Oversees LPNs and is responsible for patient maintenance.
- Registered Respiratory Therapist
- Respiratory Therapist
Respiratory care & treatments to include blood gas & ventilator management.
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