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tuning fork A device used to check hearing
otoscope A device used to examine the ears
opthalmoscope A device used to examine the eyes
stethoscope A device that is used to listen to the heart
sphygmomanometer A device used to take blood pressure
ID band A plastic bracelet used on every admission
consultation report A specialist dictates his findings
hospital number A unique number assigned to each client
stores/materials management All equipment and supplies, other than those that must be sterilized, are obtained here
MAR (medical administration record) Any medication given to a client must be recorded and signed for
business office Billing provincial or territorial plans
acute care Care for a client with an illness expected to run a short course
palliative care Care for a person with a terminal illness
chronic care Care for someone with a chronic illness
admission (face) shift Chart begins with this
dictation room Confidential room for doctors to dictate
cross-coverage Covering two units
maintenance/environmental engineering Ensures that 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
PA system/paging/intercom Internal communication systems
nurses' notes Kept mostly by nurses
critically ill Medical crisis
dumbwaiter Mini-elevator for small objects
doctors' 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
physician's progress notes Physician's assessment of the client's response to treatment
hospital card Plastic card imprinted with essential client information
ID labels Pre-printed with essential client information
signature sheet Provides a method of tracking initials
nutritional services Provides all client meals
health information services/medical records Responsible for all charts generated within the hospital
pharmacy Responsible for all medication used in the hospital
information services Responsible for communication systems within the hospital
public relations Responsible for community liaison
employee health services Responsible for employees' work related medical needs
human resources (HR) Responsible for recruiting and interviewing new employees
SPD/central supply materials managements Responsible for sterilizing and distributing sterile equipment, sterile processing department
laundry Responsible for supplying client care units with clean laundry
purchasing department Responsible for taking inventory
housekeeping/environmental services Responsible for the cleanliness of the facility
critical values Result that deviates from normal and causes concern
waiting room/reception Room for friends and relatives to visit
client 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 room Stores used equipment and supplies
storage room Stores wheelchairs, IV poles, gurneys, etc.
conference room Team conferences, meetings, client interviews
scope of pracitce The boundaries of a person's responsibilities
nurses' station The head office
clinical secretary/ward clerk "The hub of the wheel"
volunteer services/auxiliary services Unpaid workers who visit patients
the treatment room Used to perform examinations and minor procedures
admitting/client registration department Usually the first point of contact; tracks all admissions and discharges; takes a daily census
vital sign flowsheet Vital signs
Created by: Jessica Longboat
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