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Med Term Lesson 9

Color and Medical Abbreviations

albus white (albino)
chloro green (chlorosis)
chrom color (chromatism)
cirrhos yellow (cirrhosis)
cyano blue (cyanosis)
erythr red (erythema)
leuko white (leukocyte)
melano black (melanoma)
polio grey (poliomyelitis)
purpura purple (purpurinura)
rhodo rose (rhodococcus)
rubeo red (rubella)
xantho yellow (xanthodont)
CMA Certified Medical Assistant (works in MD's office, does exams, blood, office work)
CNA Certified Nursing Aide(works in nursing homes, private agencies)
EMT Emergency Medical Technician (off-site hospital care)
LVN, LPN Licensed Vocational Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse (supervised by RN)
MD Medical Doctor
ME Medical Examiner
MLT Medical Laboratory Technician (performs lab/phebotomy)
NP Nurse Practitioner (assists doctors, writes orders & diagnosis under MD's supervision)
OT Occupational Therapist (helps patient's recover daily skills)
PA Physician Assistant (assists doctors, writes orders, diagnosis under MD's spervision)
PT Physical Therapist (helps patients recover motor function)
RHIT Respiratory Health Information Technologist (manages medical records with some insurance coding and transcription)
RN Registered Nurse (oversees LPN, & patient monitoring)
RRT, RT Registered Respiratory Therapist (care and treatments including blood gases and ventilator management)
Created by: tutorreading