Medical terminology is important if you work in the healthcare field. It is the basis for all that you will do. It is used to describe symptoms, diagnoses, tests that need to be ordered and run, and special medical equipment.
You are a medical assistant in an endocrinologist office. The doctor asks to provide some dietary information to the patient in room 4 to help control their hypoglycemia. You gather pamphlets on how to control low blood sugar levels with diet and go explain the information to the patient.
2. Initial Post: Create a new thread and answer all three parts of the initial prompt below
- Describe how you knew to get dietary information on low blood sugar to provide the patient.
- Explain how an incorrect choice of dietary information on high blood sugar could potentially affect the patient.
- Explain how your knowledge of medical terminology could help avoid errors in patient care.