Ch 9.docx - Journal 3 Spring Gonzalez AHS 205-I01 Chapter 9 Check Your Progress 1 Define vital statistics Numbers collected for the population of live

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Journal 3 Spring Gonzalez AHS 205-I01 Chapter 9 Check Your Progress 1. Define vital statistics. Numbers collected for the population of live births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriages, divorces, induced terminations of pregnancy, and any change in civil status that occurs during an individual’s lifetime 2. Define autopsy. A postmortem examination to determine the cause of death or to obtain physiological evidence, as in the case of a suspicious death 3. Define coroner. A public official who investigates and holds inquests over those who die from unknown or violent causes; he or she may or may not be a physician, depending on state law 4. Define medical examiner. A physician who investigates suspicious or unexplained deaths. 5. Define forensics. A division of medicine that incorporates law and medicine and involves medical issues or medical proof at trials having to do with malpractice, crimes, and accidents. 6. Where are birth certificates and death certificates filed? State Registar 7. Birth certificates must be filed for _________________. Passports, drivers license, voter registration card, or social security card The requirement to file a birth certificate for _________________ varies by state. Stillbirth 8. Name three circumstances in which an attending physician may not legally complete a death certificate. possibly due to criminal causes -due to causes undetermined by the physicians -violent or otherwise 9. State public health laws generally provide six areas of responsibility, which are _________________. *Guard against unsanitary conditions in public facilities. *Inspect establishments where food and drink are processed and sold.
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*Exterminate pests and vermin that can spread disease. *Check water quality. *Set up measures of control for certain diseases. *Require physicians, school nurses, and other health care workers to file certain reports for the protection of citizens. 10. In your opinion, why have most states passed strict antismoking laws? smoking in public places , such as bars, restaurants, and workplaces, are proven to protect adults from the health threats associated with passive smoking . ... They discovered that the overall impact on child health was very positive. 11. Check the following areas in which public health laws can apply: ____x__ Public restaurants ___x___ Public swimming pools ___x___ Public schools ______ Private homes where residents have communicable diseases ______ Private schools 12. What provision has the federal government made for people who sue over vaccinations? SEPPA 13. Why are certain diseases and injuries reportable to state authorities? Certain diseases are communicable in nature and require reporting to assist the state and local health officials in preventing additional illness and/or epidemics. 14. You are a medical assistant in a physician office, and you suspect a female patient has been abused. What signs might you look for that could indicate abuse?
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