an injury or wrong committed, either with or without force, to the person or property of another, for which civil liability may be imposed.
the touching of another person with intent to harm, without that person's consent, a willful attempt to illegally inflict injury on or threaten a person.
a lawsuit brought against a professional person for injury or loss caused by the defendant's negligence in providing professional services.
when a person is held responsible for the tort of another even though the person being held responsible may not have done anything wrong. this is often the case with employers who are held vicariously liable for the damages caused by their employees.
Breach of confidentiality
occurs when information that should be kept secret, with access limited to appropriate persons, is give to an inappropriate person.
an intentional perversion of truth; deceitful practice or device resorted to with intent to deprive another of property or other right
system that involves identifying and reducing situations that pose unnecessary risk to employees or patients by following specific procedures and by adequately educating employees on policies and procedures adopted by the facility.
a series of checks and control measures that ensure that a uniform excellence of service is provided
activities involving a review of quality of services and the taking of any corrective actions to remove or improve any deficiencies
The following are ways biological hazards enter the human body:
Airborne: through airways into the lungs
Ingestion: by eating
Percutaneous: through intact skin
Mucosal: through the lining of the mouth and nose
RACE and PASS
R:rescue A:alarm C:confine E:extinguish
P:pull the pin A:aim at the fire S:squeeze the trigger S:sweep at the base of the fire
slanted tip of a needle used to puncture the skin and vein without removing a piece of the vein
end of a needle that attaches to the blood collection device i.e. syringe or tube holder
the part of the syringe that when pulled on creates a vacuum allowing the barrel of the syringe to be filled with fluid or air
the hollow round long cylinder-shaped part of the needle
an easily sealed, rigid, leak-proof, puncture-resistant, disposable box with a locking lid in which used needles and sharp materials are disposed.
Non-blood fluid specimens
urine, amniotic fluid, cerebrospinal fluid, gastric secretions, nasopharyngeal secretions, saliva, semen, serous fluids, sputum, sweat, synovial fluid
Alpha-fetoprotein. Normally, it is found in the human fetus, but abnormal levels of AFP may indicate a neural tube defect in an infant or another fetal developmental problem. the test is performed on maternal serum. if results are abnormal, a test on the amniotic fluid with be used to confirm results.
blood layer on a glass slide made from a drop of blood
Capillary blood gases
blood gases retrieved from an arterialized skin puncture
liquid found between cells
liquid found within cell membranes
unique number given for each test request
substance released in the form of a fine mist
series of black bars and white spaces spaced at intentional, unique distances to represent numbers and letters
the process of substance separation by spinning
does not allow the passage of liquids
Central processing unit, the command center of the computer
blinking marker on the computer screen that indicates where information should be inputted
the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system
a connection between hardware devices, applications, or different sections of a computer network
a device similar to a television screen that receives video signals from the computer and displays the information for the user