This week you begin learning medical terminology. In many positions in the healthcare field, it is important to know and understand medical terms related to the human body. Knowing these terms can help you communicate with patients and detect errors in medical documents. As an allied healthcare professional, there will be times when you are expected to recognize and use these terms in your daily job responsibilities.
Use the Virtual Library and/or the Internet to conduct a search and learn more about why knowing medical terminology related to the human body is important for healthcare professionals. Try using search criteria such as importance of medical terminology knowledge, reasons to know medical terms related to the human body, and/or why should I know medical terms.
2. Initial Post: Create a new thread and answer all three parts of the initial prompt below
Introduce yourself to your instructor and classmates. Be sure to include the following:
- List the source that you found which covers the importance of medical terminology related to the human body.
- Explain why it is important for allied healthcare professionals to know medical terms related to the human body.
- Discuss what could happen if you do not understand medical terminology when working with a patient or looking at a patient’s record.