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Semaine
1
4 heures pour terminer

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 vidéo (Total 6 min), 12 lectures, 6 quiz
12 lectures
Welcome to Clinical Terminology!10 min
Course Overview10 min
Learning Objectives10 min
Guidelines for Understanding Clinical Abbreviations10 min
Key Terms10 min
Prefix, Root, Suffix (PRS) List10 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Vital Signs10 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Temperature10 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Pulse10 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Respiratory Rate, SpO2 and TPR10 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Blood Pressure10 min
Week 1 Study Guide10 min
6 exercices pour s'entraîner
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Vital Signs14 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related toTemperature24 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Pulse12 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Respiratory Rate, SpO2 and TPR18 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Blood Pressure8 min
Week 120 min
Semaine
2
4 heures pour terminer

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 vidéos (Total 22 min), 14 lectures, 10 quiz
8 vidéos
Tour of the US Clinical Unit9 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Health Care Provider Titles1 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Electronic Medical Records1 min
Abbreviations and Terms related to the History and Physical Examination22s
The Surgical Patient: Mrs. Gerto1 min
The Comatose Patient: Mr. Taggert40s
The Medical Patient: Mr. Cope58s
14 lectures
Learning Objectives10 min
Guidelines for Understanding Complex Medical Terms10 min
Key Terms10 min
Prefix, Root, Suffix (PRS) List10 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Health Care Provider Titles10 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Hospital and Associated Clinical Units10 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Electronic Medical Records10 min
Abbreviations and Terms related to the History and Physical Examination10 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Patient Health Care Practitioner Notation10 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Clinical Assessment Notation10 min
The Surgical Patient: Mrs. Gerto10 min
The Comatose Patient: Mr. Taggert10 min
The Medical Patient: Mr. Cope10 min
Week 2 Study Guide10 min
10 exercices pour s'entraîner
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Health Care Provider Titles12 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Hospital and Associated Clinical Units8 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Electronic Medical Records2 min
Abbreviations and Terms related to the History and Physical Examination10 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Patient Health Care Practitioner Notation8 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Clinical Assessment Notation2 min
The Surgical Patient: Mrs. Gerto6 min
The Comatose Patient: Mr. Taggert8 min
The Medical Patient: Mr. Cope6 min
Week 220 min
Semaine
3
3 heures pour terminer

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 vidéos (Total 4 min), 8 lectures, 4 quiz
2 vidéos
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Administration of Medications and IV Fluids40s
8 lectures
Learning Objectives10 min
Guidelines for Safe Use of Abbreviations10 min
Key Terms10 min
Prefix, Root, Suffix (PRS) List10 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Emergency Situations10 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Timing of Medications10 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Route of Administration10 min
Week 3 Study Guide10 min
4 exercices pour s'entraîner
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Emergency Situations44 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Timing of Medications14 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Route of Administration36 min
Week 320 min
Semaine
4
4 heures pour terminer

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 vidéo (Total 3 min), 13 lectures, 9 quiz
13 lectures
Learning Objectives10 min
Guidelines for Understanding the Abbreviations for Diseases and Medical Conditions10 min
Key Terms10 min
Prefix, Root, Suffix (PRS) List10 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Neurological System10 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Musculoskeletal System10 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Cardiovascular System10 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Respiratory System10 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Gastrointestinal System10 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Genitourinary System10 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Endocrine System10 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to General Diagnoses10 min
Week 4 Study Guide10 min
9 exercices pour s'entraîner
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Neurological System12 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Musculoskeletal System6 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Cardiovascular System20 min
Respiratory System14 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Gastrointestinal System6 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Genitourinary System8 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Endocrine System2 min
Abbreviations and Terms Related to General Diagnoses8 min
Week 420 min
Semaine
5
4 heures pour terminer

Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures

This week, the lecture focuses on the important aspects of patient safety when using abbreviations. The readings focus on laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures. A patient-case approach is used to help you make associations between diseases and the tests or procedures typically required.

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1 vidéo (Total 4 min), 15 lectures, 8 quiz
15 lectures
Learning Objectives10 min
Guidelines for Understanding the Abbreviations for Laboratory Tests10 min
Key Terms10 min
Prefix, Root, Suffix (PRS) List10 min
Supplemental Information About Laboratory Tests10 min
A Patient with Anemia10 min
A Patient with Anemia Exercise10 min
A Patient with Anemia Answer Key10 min
A Patient with Diabetes10 min
A Patient with Liver Disease10 min
A Patient with Kidney Disease10 min
A Patient with a Traumatic Brain Injury10 min
A Patient Requiring Anticoagulation10 min
A Patient with Urinary Tract Problems10 min
Week 5 Study Guide10 min
8 exercices pour s'entraîner
A Patient with Anemia16 min
A Patient with Diabetes10 min
A Patient with Liver Disease6 min
A Patient with Kidney Disease14 min
A Patient with a Traumatic Brain Injury18 min
A Patient Requiring Anticoagulation6 min
A Patient with Urinary Tract Problems14 min
Week 520 min
Semaine
6
2 heures pour terminer

Practice Understanding Clinical Abbreviations and Complex Terms in Clinical Situations

As you worked through Week 1-5 sessions you have learned about abbreviations and terms used every day in clinical practice. Now you are ready to use your new knowledge and test your comprehension skills. This week you see and hear clinical conversation in reality-based video simulations.

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8 vidéos (Total 12 min), 5 lectures, 7 quiz
8 vidéos
A Doctor’s Request25s
CC and HPI45s
PMH and Admission DX25s
Vitals and Medications43s
Clinical Chaos2 min
Hemorrhage and TX3 min
Goodbye from Dr. Swigart1 min
5 lectures
Learning Objectives10 min
Key Terms10 min
Introduction to Clinical Simulation10 min
Clinical Simulation Resources10 min
Contributing to the Clinical Terminology Dictionary10 min
7 exercices pour s'entraîner
A Doctor’s Request8 min
CC and HPI10 min
PMH and Admission DX6 min
Vitals and Medications14 min
Clinical Chaos10 min
Hemorrhage and TX14 min
Week 620 min
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Principaux examens pour Terminologie clinique pour étudiants étrangers et américains

par 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!

par ERApr 16th 2019

The instructor's calm and clear explanations make this a joy to watch.\n\nThis course is very useful for me as a medical product translator to get an understanding of the actual clinical environment.

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Valerie Swigart, Ph.D. R.N.

Professor of Nursing
School of Nursing
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Michael Gold, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Emeritus
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

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  • 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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