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Glossary of Psych. Tech.

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steps in the nursing process
Assessment
Diagnosis
Planning
Implementation
Evaluation
Communication
reciprocal exchange of information, beliefs, feelings, and attitudes between oneself or two or more persons
Body systems
1. Integumentary - hair, skin
2. Skeletal - bones
3. Nervous - brain
4. Sensory - olfactory, optical, auditory, tactile, gustotory
5. Endocrine - glands
6. Respiratory - lungs
7. Cardiovascular - heart
8. Digestive - stomach
9. Muscular - biceps
10. Urinary - bladder
11. Reproductive - testes, ovaries
Tips to learning
1. Think in numbers
2. Abbreviations "ADPIE"
3. Categorize
4. Make Charts
5. Group Things
6. Don't memorize
7. Learn by Association
Medical Term for "Head"
Cranial/Cephalic
Medical term for "Neck"
Cervical
Medical term for "Chest"
Thoracic
Medical term for "Liver"
Hepata
Vital Signs
Temperature
Pulmonary
Respiration
Blood Pressure
Pain assessment
Definition: Ambulate
Walk
Definition: Evaluate
to determine the end result
Reasons for good Hygiene
1. Prevent micro-organisms
2. social
3. self-confidence
4. observation
What is the goal of healthcare?
to restore clients to an optimal level of well being
Definition: Critical Thinking
Process of objective reasoning or analyzing facts to reach a valid conclusion.
What is involved in the Communication Process Cycle?
1. Sender - encodes
2. Message - travels through a channel
3. Receiver - decodes
4. Feedback
Definition: Assessment
To gather info. and make a judement
HCW
Health Care Worker - "The most therapeutic tool you have is yourself"
HCT
Health Care Team
Purpose of Communication
1. Meet a basic human need
2. establish rapport
3. relay info.
4. express emotions
Types of Communication
1. Verbal - spoken word
2. Non-verbal - gestures, body language
3. Para-verbal - sounds
Non-verbal communication accounts for what percentage of communication?
93%
Styles of Communication
Formal
Social
Therapeutic
How should you listen?
With a 3rd ear.
Facilitators to Communication
1. Touch
2. Humor
3. Silence
4. Affect
5. Emotions
6. Moods
7. Feelings
Proxemics
1. Intimate - 6-18 inches
2. Personal - 11 1/2 in.-4 feet
3. Social - 4-12 feet
4. Public - 12 feet or greater

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