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First professional organization formed for medical assistants on a national level AAMA-American Association of Medical Assistants
The most famous medical school in the world in the 1800s Johns Hopkins University
Scientist that first described the manner in which the heart functions as a pump that circulates the blood William Harvey
Realized infections were caused by physicians who did not wash and disinfect their hands before assisting in childbirth Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis
Developed the vaccine for polio Sabin and Salk
Performed the world's first heart transplant Christiaan Barnard
Doctors that place a special emphasis on the musculoskeletal system and osteopathic manipulative therapy, stress preventive medicine and holistic patient care Doctors of Oesteopathy
healthcare professional that can practice medicine under the supervision of a physician Physician assistant
performs ultrasound diagnostic procedures under the supervision of a physician diagnostic medical sonographer
medical doctor who specializes in the treatment of disorders of the eye ophthalmoligist
regulates the quality of laboratory reports and results CLIA, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments
Registered nurse that has advanced training to diagnose and treat common illness Nurse Practitioner
agency that inspects facilities for workplace safety violations OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
sorting and allocation of treatment to patients according to a system of priorities designed to maximize the number of survivors and treat sickest patients first Triage
Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine wrote what Hippocratic Oath
a clearinghouse for information and statistics on disease and symptoms in the healthcare CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
trained to find pressure points and weight distribution problems Podiatrists
The National Library of medicine is part of what organization NIH, National Institutes of Health
nationally recognized certification agency for multiple allied health professionals AMT, American Medical Technologists
medical centers and regional/specialty hospitals are considered tertiary level care
This type of facility has 5 core functions and attributes:Comprehensive care, Patient-centered care, Coordinated care, Accessible services, and Quality and safety PCMH, patient-centered medical home
mental and emotional condition, enthusiasm, loyalty, or confidence of an individual or group with regard to the function or tasks at hand Morale
talk or widely disseminated opinion with no discernible source, or a statement that is not known to be true rumor
deciding which tasks are most important is called prioritizing
A task that should be done today is noted as a B priority
A task that must be done today is noted as a A priority
A task that can be done at home is noted as an H priority
A P would represent what phone calls
An EM represent what emails
A task that would represent errands that need to be done would be noted as E
One of the most important assets a medical assistant can offer an employer is good attitude
a person who conforms to the technical or ethical standards of a profession is professional
the prime concern of all employees in the office should be patient care
Which is most important to consider when choosing a uniform professional and neat appearance
To become a good team player in the medical office you should show consideration and appreciation for each member of the staff
The best way to earn a good evaluation on your externship is to show integrity and practice high ethical standards
What personal hygiene attributes can be considered infection control problem Long polished nails
Most tasks can be prioritized into three general categories, what are they Must, Should, Could
The RMA credential is awarded by what organization AMT, American Medical Technologists
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