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English LanguageClinical ExperienceVital SignsMedical Device

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31%

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32%

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Beginner Level
Approx. 34 hours to complete
English

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Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

Introduction to Clinical Terms and Abbreviations

5 hours to complete
1 video (Total 6 min), 12 readings, 6 quizzes
12 readings
Welcome to Clinical Terminology!10m
Course Overview10m
Learning Objectives10m
Guidelines for Understanding Clinical Abbreviations10m
Key Terms10m
Prefix, Root, Suffix (PRS) List10m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Vital Signs10m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Temperature10m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Pulse10m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Respiratory Rate, SpO2 and TPR10m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Blood Pressure10m
Week 1 Study Guide10m
6 practice exercises
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Vital Signs30m
Abbreviations and Terms Related toTemperature30m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Pulse30m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Respiratory Rate, SpO2 and TPR30m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Blood Pressure30m
Week 130m
Week
2

Week 2

8 hours to complete

Decoding Complex Medical Terms

8 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 22 min), 14 readings, 10 quizzes
8 videos
Tour of the US Clinical Unit9m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Health Care Provider Titles1m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Electronic Medical Records1m
Abbreviations and Terms related to the History and Physical Examination22s
The Surgical Patient: Mrs. Gerto1m
The Comatose Patient: Mr. Taggert40s
The Medical Patient: Mr. Cope58s
14 readings
Learning Objectives10m
Guidelines for Understanding Complex Medical Terms10m
Key Terms10m
Prefix, Root, Suffix (PRS) List10m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Health Care Provider Titles10m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Hospital and Associated Clinical Units10m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Electronic Medical Records10m
Abbreviations and Terms related to the History and Physical Examination10m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Patient Health Care Practitioner Notation10m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Clinical Assessment Notation10m
The Surgical Patient: Mrs. Gerto10m
The Comatose Patient: Mr. Taggert10m
The Medical Patient: Mr. Cope10m
Week 2 Study Guide10m
10 practice exercises
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Health Care Provider Titles30m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Hospital and Associated Clinical Units30m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Electronic Medical Records30m
Abbreviations and Terms related to the History and Physical Examination30m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Patient Health Care Practitioner Notation30m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Clinical Assessment Notation30m
The Surgical Patient: Mrs. Gerto30m
The Comatose Patient: Mr. Taggert30m
The Medical Patient: Mr. Cope30m
Week 230m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Advanced Decoding Strategies for Clinical Terms

3 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 4 min), 8 readings, 4 quizzes
2 videos
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Administration of Medications and IV Fluids40s
8 readings
Learning Objectives10m
Guidelines for Safe Use of Abbreviations10m
Key Terms10m
Prefix, Root, Suffix (PRS) List10m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Emergency Situations10m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Timing of Medications10m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Route of Administration10m
Week 3 Study Guide10m
4 practice exercises
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Emergency Situations30m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Timing of Medications30m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to Route of Administration30m
Week 330m
Week
4

Week 4

7 hours to complete

Diseases of the Bodily Systems

7 hours to complete
1 video (Total 3 min), 13 readings, 9 quizzes
13 readings
Learning Objectives10m
Guidelines for Understanding the Abbreviations for Diseases and Medical Conditions10m
Key Terms10m
Prefix, Root, Suffix (PRS) List10m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Neurological System10m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Musculoskeletal System10m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Cardiovascular System10m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Respiratory System10m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Gastrointestinal System10m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Genitourinary System10m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Endocrine System10m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to General Diagnoses10m
Week 4 Study Guide10m
9 practice exercises
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Neurological System30m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Musculoskeletal System30m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Cardiovascular System30m
Respiratory System30m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Gastrointestinal System30m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Genitourinary System30m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to the Endocrine System30m
Abbreviations and Terms Related to General Diagnoses30m
Week 430m

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