EMS Care Chapter 09 | Medical Terminology


EMS Care Chapter 09 | Medical Terminology

EMS Care Chapter 09 | Medical Terminology | Medical Terminology begins with an introduction to the subject We subsequently explore  in-depth the following lessons:

  • Lesson 1: Medical Terminology.
  • Lesson 2: Medical Terms.
  • Lesson 3: Standard Medical Abbreviations and Acronyms.

Core Concepts covered :

  • Understand the Medical terms used.
  • Feel comfortable using medical jargon while communicating with other healthcare providers.
  • Use acronyms and abbreviations where needed.

Important Notes:

  • If you only want to take the medical terminology online course for CME credit, you can pay here.  The fee for online-only does NOT include a skills session nor (re)certification.  You will receive a certificate for CME credit after successful completion of the course.
  • This course is part of  the New Initial EMT Course.  Hence, if you sign up for one of those courses, you will be automatically enrolled in this course. Click here for scheduled courses.
  • To get credit for this course, you must watch all the lessons in their entirety, the course review, and pass the quiz at the end with a score of 75% or better.

An Excerpt from the course on Medical Terminology

You can use the above-mentioned meaning of parts to decipher the meaning of a term. Here are some suggestions to get a precise meaning.

  • When trying to define a term, begin with the suffix and work backward.
  • If the term also contains a prefix, define the suffix, then the prefix, and then the word root. Here are some examples of how you can do it.

For the word nephropathy, break down the word into 2 parts, namely nephr, o, and pathy. Work from the suffix. The word pathy means disease while the letter o is just a combining term. The word nephr means kidney. So, overall, the term nephropathy means disease of the kidney.

Another example is Dysuria that can be broken into dys, ur, and ia. Start from the suffix, ia that means a condition of. Next, move to the prefix, which is dys, meaning difficult, painful, or abnormal. The root word is ur, meaning urine. So, dysuria is a pain when urinating or difficulty urinating.

Let’s look at one more. Hyperemesis can be divided into hyper and emesis. Since there’s no suffix, start with the prefix hyper, meaning excessive. The root word emesis means vomiting. So, hyperemesis is excessive vomiting.

Topics for this course

5 Lessons

EMS Care Chapter 09 | Medical Terminology

EMS Care Chapter 09 | Medical Terminology | Lesson 0 – Chapter Introduction00:01:47
EMS Care Chapter 09 | Medical Terminology | Lesson 1 – Medical Terminology00:07:17
EMS Care Chapter 09 | Medical Terminology | Lesson 2 – Medical Terms00:06:24
EMS Care Chapter 09 | Medical Terminology | Lesson 3 – Standard Medical Abbreviations and Acronyms00:09:44
EMS Care Chapter 09 | Medical Terminology | Lesson 4 – Chapter Review00:03:53
EMS Care Chapter 09 | Medical Terminology | QUIZ

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