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What is ambulatory care?

Outpatient care.


-Physician office






-Rehabilitation services

Can a physician's assistant open their own office ever?


Who do family practitioners treat?

Treats all ages from newborns to the elderly.

What does an Otorhinolaryngologist treat?

Treats diseases of the ears, nose and throat.

When a private practice doctor dies, what happens to the business?

The business dies along with the doctor.

Who is William Harvey?

He discovered that the heart acts as a muscular pump, moving blood through the body.

What did the Greeks and Romans contribute?

Terminology and mythology.

What is the name of the most famous medical school?

Johns Hopkins University.

Who is Abraham Flexner?

He rated the quality of medical schools.

-Best known for his role in the 20th century reform of medical and higher education in the US and Canada.

Who is John Hunter?

Founder of Scientific Surgery.

What does pandemic mean?

Epidemic of infectious diseases that has spread through human populations across a larger region, multiple continents or worldwide.

Who is David Ho?

One of the most brilliant minds working on the AIDS crisis today.

Who is the Father of Medicine? What did he write?


-Wrote the Hippocratic Oath, also known as the doctor's creed.

Who does the caduceus belong to?


Who is Christiaan Bernard?

Performed the first human to human heart transplant.

Who are Sabin and Salk?

Developed an injectable vaccination against polio.

Who is Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis?

Savior of Mothers.

Fought against puerperal fever and discovered that washing hands between patients reduces the spread of germs.

Who is Anthony Fauci?

5th most cited scientist during 1981to 1994.

What does cold treat?

Reduces/prevents swelling.

What does hot treat?

Treats infectious conditions or traumatized body areas. It also treats discomfort from deep muscle tissue, strains and spasms.

What ambulatory device provides the most stability?


How long does a cold treatment last?

20 minutes.

What is the temperature for a hot water bag used on an adult?

115 - 125 degrees.

Why is the coupling agent warmed?

For patient comfort.

How is an ultrasound dosage prescribed?

In watts and a time frame.

For a properly fitted walker, what degree should the elbows be bent?

30 degrees.

What is a goniometer?

Instrument used to measure angles accurately.