DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 1. Review the surgical history, provide the following in your post. A.) Identify one or two medical terms in this report. Deconstruct the components of specific medical terms to identify their meanings. In addition, please pay attention to the spelling and pronunciation of the words.
Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy in early childhood; umbilical hernia repair at age 4. The two medical terms are Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy tonsil- means tonsils No combining vowel is needed when adding -itis (inflammation) or -ectomy (surgical removal) to tonsil. Therefore Tonsillectomy is the surgical removal of the tonsils. B.) Define the abbreviations found in the surgical report. How did you find the meaning of these abbreviations? Abbreviations and Their Meanings is an extensive list of commonly used abbreviations and their meanings. Abbreviations are important in medicine and using accurately is essential The abbreviations found in the surgical report. “The patient states the pain is constant and has localized to the right lower quadrant.” Which would be RLQ- Right Lower Quadrant . Another that is already listed; The Plan: The patient will be admitted, kept NPO, and an appendectomy will be performed by Dr. Rogers in the morning. NPO- Nothing by mouth is a medical instruction meaning to withhold food and fluids. It is also known as nil per os (npo or NPO), a Latin phrase that translates literally to English as "nothing through the mouth". Variants include nil by mouth (NBM), nihil/non/nulla per os, or complete bowel rest. A liquid-only diet may also be referred to as bowel rest. C.) Using what you've learned about word parts, describe the types of surgeries listed in the patient's past surgical history.
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