What is the importance of Body Mass Index
Body Mass index is useful to determine if a patient is morbidly obese, obese, overweight or underweight. We know that certain diseases have a relationship to weight. Examples would be high blood pressure, which can be related to stroke, aneurysm and diabetes which can be related to kidney disease, vision problems.
How does a Medical Assistant correct an error in charting?
A Medical Assistant can never erase or white out any error in any type of charting-hand written or typed.If any correction has to be made, a simple line is drawn through the error, the error is initialed and dated and then the entry is corrected. An error is never scribbled out as it looks as if information is being hidden
What is the profession of Clinical Laboratory Science?
Clinical Laboratory Science is also known as Medical Technology and is the profession that provides lab information needed to assist in making a diagnosis of disease. Labs are divided into two sections,anatomic pathology and clinical pathology.Each of which is further divided . Anatomic pathology examines tissues...an example would be a pap smear, or a biopsy of a mole. Clinical pathology uses blood, serum or plasma...an example would be a cholesterol test or a CBC