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Transcript of Clinical Terminology
To familiarise ourselves with language used in the clinical setting.
Describe how words can be constructed/taken apart.
Identify key components of words and interpret their meaning.
Learning a new language?
Why do we need it?
Hard for us?
Worse for patients!
It allows us to accurately describe.
The human body
What is this called?
Refers to body parts or components
Mr Jones has been admitted to Critical Care. He has suffered a spontaneous sub-dural haematoma. This has resulted in raised intra-cranial pressure and as a result he has become bradycardic and hypotensive.
Suffix (end of word and describes condition or action).
Hyper Bi Intra
Hypo Peri Melan
Inter Mega Pseudo
Epi Micro Leuko
Mrs Evans has severe epigastric pain, the plan is for her to undergo an gastroscopy and colonoscopy in the morning. She is tachypnoeic, tachycardic and hypertensive as a result of her pain.
There is also a concern that she has developed a bacteraemia and as a result will require pharmacological intervention in the form of antibiotics.
At her antenatal appointment it has been identified that Mrs Chow has hyperglycaemia, this has led to a feeling of distress.
You know more than you think.
Not a case of memorising/
translating another language.
Systematic approach to taking
words apart and re-building
It can look like this!
So we don't want this!
You might feel a bit like this!
Ultimately we want this!
So let's start with this!
R.Hellyar & A. Pritchard