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Understanding the clinical terms and abbreviations commonly used during verbal or written communication in U.S. hospitals is challenging. This course is designed for U.S. health care profession students and for international students and practitioners who want to become more familiar with the language of the U.S. clinical setting. Others, such as caregivers and medical interpreters, who wish to develop a better understanding of terms and abbreviations used by health care providers will find this course helpful. The course provides visual and auditory learning experiences to enhance the understanding of terms and abbreviations commonly encountered on a general U.S. hospital unit. All content including quizzes are available at no cost to the learner. If you need a certificate, you can apply for financial aid or pay the fee. To find out more, click Learn more and apply next to the information about Financial Aid. (Use a computer, not a mobile device, for this step.)...
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Introduction to Clinical Terms and Abbreviations

In the week 1 video lecture, Dr. Swigart introduces the course and strategies for understanding the structure of clinical abbreviations and complex terms. In week 1 readings, we focus on learning abbreviations related to vital signs. Understanding the structure of abbreviations will help you to identify the meaning of abbreviations presented in this course, as well as those you encounter in the future....
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1 видео (всего 6 мин.), 12 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 6 тестов
Reading12 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Welcome to Clinical Terminology!10мин
Course Overview10мин
Learning Objectives10мин
Guidelines for Understanding Clinical Abbreviations10мин
Key Terms10мин
Prefix, Root, Suffix (PRS) List10мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Vital Signs10мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Temperature10мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Pulse10мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Respiratory Rate, SpO2 and TPR10мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Blood Pressure10мин
Week 1 Study Guide10мин
Quiz6 практического упражнения
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Vital Signs14мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related toTemperature24мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Pulse12мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Respiratory Rate, SpO2 and TPR18мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Blood Pressure8мин
Week 120мин

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Decoding Complex Medical Terms

In week 2, we expand our focus to learn about abbreviations and terms used in the hospital environment. You will tour a modern U.S. clinical unit and visit the bedside of three patients. These vicarious bedside experiences will help you to imagine the context in which the terms and abbreviations are used. Making associations of the terms or abbreviations to specific people, places or types of patients will help to “set” them in your memory. Begin Week 2 by previewing the complex medical terms you will find in this lesson and sharpening your skills for analyzing the structure of complex terms. ...
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8 видео (всего 22 мин.), 14 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 10 тестов
Video8 видео
Tour of the US Clinical Unit9мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Health Care Provider Titles1мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Electronic Medical Records1мин
Abbreviations and Terms related to the History and Physical Examinationмин
The Surgical Patient: Mrs. Gerto1мин
The Comatose Patient: Mr. Taggertмин
The Medical Patient: Mr. Copeмин
Reading14 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Learning Objectives10мин
Guidelines for Understanding Complex Medical Terms10мин
Key Terms10мин
Prefix, Root, Suffix (PRS) List10мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Health Care Provider Titles10мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Hospital and Associated Clinical Units10мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Electronic Medical Records10мин
Abbreviations and Terms related to the History and Physical Examination10мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Patient Health Care Practitioner Notation10мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Clinical Assessment Notation10мин
The Surgical Patient: Mrs. Gerto10мин
The Comatose Patient: Mr. Taggert10мин
The Medical Patient: Mr. Cope10мин
Week 2 Study Guide10мин
Quiz10 практического упражнения
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Health Care Provider Titles12мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Hospital and Associated Clinical Units8мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Electronic Medical Records2мин
Abbreviations and Terms related to the History and Physical Examination10мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Patient Health Care Practitioner Notation8мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Clinical Assessment Notation2мин
The Surgical Patient: Mrs. Gerto6мин
The Comatose Patient: Mr. Taggert8мин
The Medical Patient: Mr. Cope6мин
Week 220мин

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Advanced Decoding Strategies for Clinical Terms

This week, Dr. Swigart shares more strategies toward discovering the meaning of complex medical/scientific words. It focuses on three essential clinical topics: abbreviations used in emergency situations, the timing and route of medications, and the administration of intravenous infusions. Learning about abbreviations related to medication and intravenous fluid administration requires that you pay close attention....
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2 видео (всего 4 мин.), 8 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 4 тестов
Video2 видео
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Administration of Medications and IV Fluidsмин
Reading8 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Learning Objectives10мин
Guidelines for Safe Use of Abbreviations10мин
Key Terms10мин
Prefix, Root, Suffix (PRS) List10мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Emergency Situations10мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Timing of Medications10мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Route of Administration10мин
Week 3 Study Guide10мин
Quiz4 практического упражнения
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Emergency Situations44мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Timing of Medications14мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Route of Administration36мин
Week 320мин

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Diseases of the Bodily Systems

This week turns the focus to the acronyms commonly substituted for the name of diseases and conditions of the bodily systems. To help you relate the disease and its acronym, we have organized the diseases according to systems of the body. First letters of words or syllables usually form the acronym, and commonly at least one letter relates to a system of the body....
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1 видео (всего 3 мин.), 13 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 9 тестов
Video1 видео
Reading13 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Learning Objectives10мин
Guidelines for Understanding the Abbreviations for Diseases and Medical Conditions10мин
Key Terms10мин
Prefix, Root, Suffix (PRS) List10мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Neurological System10мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Musculoskeletal System10мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Cardiovascular System10мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Respiratory System10мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Gastrointestinal System10мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Genitourinary System10мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Endocrine System10мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to General Diagnoses10мин
Week 4 Study Guide10мин
Quiz9 практического упражнения
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Neurological System12мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Musculoskeletal System6мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Cardiovascular System20мин
Respiratory System14мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Gastrointestinal System6мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Genitourinary System8мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Endocrine System2мин
Abbreviations and Terms Related to General Diagnoses8мин
Week 420мин
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автор: FBJan 2nd 2018

This course was really helpful. I took notes and will review them often to keep abreast with the medical terms. These will also help me communicate clinically with my PCP. I truly enjoyed this course!

автор: SHAug 26th 2017

I found this course to be very helpful. It was thought out, it was clear, it made you think critically. It changed your mind set intentionally for learning purposes, and it was effective for me.

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Valerie Swigart, Ph.D. R.N.

Professor of Nursing
School of Nursing

Michael Gold, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Emeritus
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

О University of Pittsburgh

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  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • Medical terms, abbreviations and acronyms are a large part of the verbal and written communication that occurs in clinical situations in the U.S. Abbreviations are used to increase efficiency by shortening the time to communicate. If you want to join in any conversation about clinical matters, you will need to understand terms, abbreviations and acronyms.

  • You can always ask for clarification. However, clinical settings in U.S. hospitals are often very busy, noisy places with people hurrying to meet patients’ needs. There will be little time for explanation of word meanings. The more emergent the situation, the more likely it is that abbreviations will be used. When you know a term or abbreviation before hearing it on the clinical unit, you will be a better communicator and more effective healthcare team member.

  • No. This is a course for beginning students. A major advantage is that the course helps you to focus on terms that you are most likely to hear or see during your early clinical training.

  • This course emphasizes learning to recognize and decipher common spoken and written clinical terms and abbreviations necessary for clear communication with patients and health care providers. Understanding and learning clinical language will help you to function more effectively and safely as a healthcare team member.

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