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Intro Nursing Unit1

acute illness illness that comes on suddenly
certification an inspection process for facilities that accept state or federal funds as payment for health care
chronic illness incurable illness but is treatable
citation written notice that informs a facility of violations of OSHA rules
client person receiving care
community people who live in a common area and share common health needs
diagnosis related groups (DRGs) method used by Medicare to determine the number of hospital days required for specific illness days
facility an agency that provides health care
health care consumer person requiring health care services
health maintenance organization (HMO) one type of prepaid health insurance provider
hospice special facility or arrangement to provide care of terminally ill persons
hospital facility for care of the sick or injured
Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) an organization that inspects and accredits health care agencies that meet high quality standards
license a state permit allowing a facility to operate
managed care methods used by insurance by insurance companies to reduce health care costs
Medicaid federal-and state-funded program that pays medical expenses for those whose income is below a certain level
Medicare federal program that assists persons over 65 years of age with hospital and medical costs
obstetric pertaining to pregnancy, labor, and delivery
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) federal agency that makes and enforces regulations to protect workers
occupational therapy therapeutic use of work and activities to help patients regain self-care facilities
pathology study of disease
patient person who needs care
patient focused care attention given to mental, physical, and emotional aspects of a person's being
pediatric patient from birth to 18 years of age
physical therapy structed exercise that assists patients to regain mobility skills
post-anesthesia recovery (PAR) area where patients are taken after surgery to recover from anethesia
postpartum after birth
prenatal before birth
psychiatric relating to mental illness
quality assurance (QA) an internal review done by facility staff to identify problems and find solutions for improvement
rehabilitation process of assisting ill or injured person to attain optimal level of well-being and function
resident person being cared for in a long-term care facility
respiratory therapy the department that provides care for patients with disorders of the cardiopulmonary system, respirations, and sleep disorders
skilled care facility long-term care facility
speech therapy treatment to assist a patient to regain communication skills
survey a review and evaluation to ensure that the facility maintains acceptable standards of practice and quality of care
surveyor a representative of a private or governmental agency who reviews facility policies, procedures, and practices for quality of care
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