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Medical Terms Set 1

Medical Terms and Abbreviations

TermDefinition
FAST Acronym to identify a Stroke. Face, Arms, Speech, Time
tPA Tissue plasminogen activator is a chemical used to breakdown blood clots. Used often during heart attacks or strokes.
RACE Rescue, Alarm (Activate) Contain, Evacuate (Extinguish)
PASS Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
NPO Nothing by Mouth
CDC Center for Disease Control
PPE Personal Protective Equipment
MRSA infection is caused by a type of staph bacteria that's become resistant to many of the antibiotics used to treat ordinary staph infections.
VRE Enterococci bacteria live in our intestines and on our skin, usually without causing problems. But if they become resistant to antibiotics, they can cause serious infections, especially in people who are ill or weak.
Hep C Viral infection that causes liver inflammation, sometimes leading to serious liver damage. The hepatitis C virus (HCV) spreads through contaminated blood.
Cdiff bacteria spore forming microorganism that can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon.Spores are highly resistant to cleaning agents and will live for between 70-90 days.
MDI board Managing for Daily Improvement
Epic (Mercy) Cerner (Cox) Electronic Health Records
Transmission based precaution signs: Color for Contact? Red
Transmission based precaution signs: Color for Enteric? Brown
Transmission based precaution signs: Color for Droplet? Green
Transmission based precaution signs: Color for Airborne? Blue
Which is larger a droplet or airborne? Droplet is larger than airborne.
Radiation symbol a universal symbol consisting of three black wedges arranged at positions 120 degrees apart around a central black circle on a yellow background.
Created by: cmerrigan