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Clinical Secretary Reverse Definitions

Central Supply/Materials Management Responsible for sterilizing and distributing sterile equipment
Laundry Responsible for supplying client-care units with clean laundry
Purchasing Department Responsible for taking inventory
ESA/Environmental Service Aide Responsible for the cleanliness of the facility
Critical Value Result that deviates from normal and causes concerns
Waiting Room/Reception Area Room for friend and relatives to visit
Pt/Teaching Room Room used for teaching outpatients
Clean Utility Room Stores frequently used supplies
Medication Room Stores medications and IV drug solutions
Housekeeping Supply Room Stores pails, mops, other cleaning supplies
Dirty Utility Rooms Stores used equipment and supplies
Storage Room Stores wheelchairs, IV poles, gurneys, etc
Conference Rooms Team conferences, meetings, client inverviews
Scope of Practice The boundaries of a person's responsibilities
Nurses Stations The Head Office
Clinical Secretary/Ward Clerks "The hub of the wheel."
Volunteer Services/Auxiliary Unpaid workers who visit patients
Treatment Room Used to perform examinations and minor procedures
Admitting/Client Registration Usually the first point of contact; tracks all admissions and discharges; takes a daily census
Graphic Record Vital Signs
Tuning Fork A device used to check hearing
Otoscope A device used to examine the ears
Ophthalmoscope A device used to examine the eyes
Stethoscope A device used to listen to the heart
Sphygmomanometers A device used to measure blood pressure
I.D. Band A plastic bracelet used on every admission
Consultation Report A specialist dictates his findings
Hospital Number An unique number assigned to each client
Stores/Materials Management All equipment and supplies, other than those that must be sterilized, are obtained here
MAR-Medication Administration Record Any medications given to a client must be recorded and signed for
The Business Office Billing of provincial and territorial plans; and private insurance companies
Acute Care Care for a client with an illness expected to run a short course
Chronic Care Care from someone with a chronic illness
Admission Sheet Chart begins with this
Dictation Room Confidential room for doctors to dictate
Cross-Covering Covering two units
Maintenance/Environmental Engineering Ensures all equipment is safe and operational
Shift Report Essential client information passed on to the next shift of nurses
Admission Interview/Assessment form Gathers a basic health history
Pneumatic Tube System Interconnecting tunnels that connect all units
Paging Systems Internal communications systems
Nurses Notes Kept mostly by nurses
Critically Ill Medical Crisis
Dumbwaiter Mini elevator for small objects
Doctor's order sheets Must be dated and signed each time a new order is given
Risk Management/Infection Control Oversees infection control policies and procedures within the facility
Progress Notes Physician's assessment of the client's response to treatment
Hospital Card Plastic card imprinted with essential client information
ID Labels/Stickers Preprinted with essential client information
Signature Sheet Provides a method of tracking initials
Nutritional Services Provides all client meals
Medical Records/Health Information Services Responsible for all charts generated within the hospital
Pharmacy Responsible for all medication used in the hosptial
Information Services Responsible for communications systems within the hospital
Public Relations Responsible for community liason
Employee Health Services Responsible for employees work-related medical needs
Human Resources/Employee Services Responsible for recruiting and interviewing new employees
Created by: Kimberley Porter
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