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Introduction to Healthcare Science

TermDefinition
Safety Practices and Infection Control The practice to prevent pathogens being passed from one person to another. Written methods outlining how to perform a task with minimum risk to people, equipment, materials, environment, and processes.
Healthcare Communications The study and practice of communicating promotional health information, such as in public health campaigns, health education, between doctor and patient.
Central Supply Performs sterilization and other actions on medical devices, equipment and consumables.
Radiology The science dealing with X-rays and other high-energy radiation, especially the use of such radiation for the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Rehabilitation Services Helps a person regain physical, mental, and/or cognitive (thinking and learning) abilities that have been lost or impaired as a result of disease, injury, or treatment.
Dentistry The treatment of diseases and other conditions that affect the teeth and gums, especially the repair and extraction of teeth and the insertion of artificial ones.
Pharmacy The art, practice, or profession of preparing, preserving, compounding, and dispensing medical drugs
Teamwork and Leadership A group of people, contributing their individual knowledge and skills but working together to achieve a common goal/task.
Respiratory Therapy Specialized healthcare practitioner trained in pulmonary medicine in order to work therapeutically with people suffering from pulmonary disease.
Emergency Services The public organizations that respond to and deal with emergencies when they occur, especially those that provide police, ambulance, and firefighting services.
Medical Lab Technology Performing laboratory investigations relating to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.
Biotechnology Services Use of biological processes, organisms, or systems to manufacture products intended to improve the quality of human life.
Nursing Autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings.
Medicine The science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease (in technical use often taken to exclude surgery).
Health Informatics Interdisciplinary study of the design, development, adoption, and application of IT-based innovations in healthcare services delivery, management, and planning.
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