Activity 1.1.1 Intervention Inventory INTRODUCTION Look around. Someone in the class is probably wearing glasses or contact lenses. Most likely someone in your school is sporting a cast or using crutches. Maybe you took an aspirin this morning for a raging headache or chugged a sports drink after your morning workout. In some way, each of these devices, medications, or treatments, helped people improve their quality of life. Medical interventions are any measure whose purpose is to improve health or alter the course of a disease. Unless faced with a serious illness or injury, we often forgot about the variety of medical interventions that function to keep us well. Medicine is changing at a rapid pace. Many diseases that were lethal hundreds of years ago can now be controlled or even cured. New devices, medications, procedures, and tests help to extend and improve our quality of life. In both Principles of Biomedical Sciences and Human Body Systems, you examined interventions related to specific illnesses or diseases. In this course, you will explore medical interventions of the past, present, and even the future.
- Fall '16
- Joseph Begeny
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