Medical Terminology in the Histology Laboratory (by LabCE)

2 P.A.C.E. contact hour(s)

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Author: Anita Buchiane, HT(ASCP) QIHC
Reviewer: Heather Spencer, HT(ASCP)

Course provided by LabCE.

It is essential that histology professionals understand medical terminology in order to interpret information provided on specimen requisitions, review a surgical schedule and anticipate the specimens that will be submitted to the pathology laboratory, decipher a physician's handwriting, and communicate effectively with other professionals within the medical community. This course provides the definitions for a wide variety of medical prefixes, suffixes, and word roots commonly encountered in the histology laboratory.

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Continuing Education Credits

P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 2 hour(s)
Course number 578-054-16, approved through 7/31/2018
Course number 20-547777, approved through 9/1/2018

Objectives

  • Recognize the importance of understanding medical terminology.
  • Define the meaning of commonly used prefixes, suffixes, and word roots.
  • Demonstrate appropriate use of medical terms.
  • Apply knowledge to identify terms encountered in the medical field.
  • Demonstrate effective communication with others in the medical community.

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Course Outline

  • The Importance of Medical Terminology
      • Introduction
  • The Basics of Vocabulary
      • Basic Components
      • Prefixes
      • Suffixes
      • Word Root or Stem
  • Major Body Systems
      • Body Systems, Functions, and Organs
      • Stems Pertaining to the Respiratory System
      • Stems Pertaining to the Cardiovascular System
      • Stems Pertaining to the Digestive System
      • Stems Pertaining to the Endocrine System
      • Stems Pertaining to the Urinary System
      • Stems Pertaining to the Hematopoietic and Lymphatic Systems
      • Stems Pertaining to the Integument System
      • Stems Pertaining to the Muscular/Skeletal System
      • Stems Pertaining to the Nervous System
      • Stems Pertaining to the Reproductive System
      • Stems Pertaining to the Sensory Organs
  • Miscellaneous Stem Words
      • Miscellaneous Stems
  • Prefixes
      • Prefixes that Denote Numbers
      • Prefixes Denoting Comparisions
      • Prefixes That Pertain to Size
      • Prefixes Pertaining to Color
      • Relative Location Prefixes
      • Prefixes Denoting Conditions
      • Directions and Positions
      • Miscellaneous Prefixes
  • Suffixes
      • Suffixes That Denote Conditions and/or Symptoms
      • Suffixes Denoting Diagnoses
      • Suffixes Denoting Surgical Procedure
  • Body Planes or Aspects
      • Body Planes or Aspects
  • Decoding Surgical Procedures
    • Common Abreviations
        • Some Common Abreviations Encountered in the Histology Lab
    • References
        • References

    Additional Information

    Level of instruction: Basic
     
    Intended Audience: Clinical laboratory histotechnologists and technicians,and other medical laboratory personnel who have an interest in this subject matter. This course is also appropriate for histology and clinical laboratory science students and pathology residents. 
     
    Author information: Anita Buchiane, HT(ASCP) QHIC, is the Lead Histology Technician at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital in Brattleboro, Vermont. Prior to this position, she worked as a Neuropathology/Special Procedures Technician at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.  Ms. Buchiane is a graduate of Hartford Hospital School of Allied Health in Connecticut, where she earned her Certificate in Histotechnology, and Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, Massachusetts, where she earned an associates degree in Liberal Arts with a math and science concentration. She is a member of the National Society for Histotechnology and the VT/NH Society for Histotechnology.  She was the recipient of the 2007 Lee G. Luna Foreign Travel Scholarship awarded by the National Society for Histotechnology and the 2010 Region 1 Scholarship awarded by the VT/NH  Society for Histotechnology.
     
    Reviewer information: Heather Spencer, HT(ASCP) graduated from Goodwin College with her histologic science certification. She currently works in the histology laboratory at New England Dermatology in Springfield, Massachusetts.
     
    Course Description: It is essential that histology professionals understand medical terminology in order to interpret information provided on specimen requisitions, review a surgical schedule and anticipate the specimens that will be submitted to the pathology laboratory, decipher a physician's handwriting, and communicate effectively with other professionals within the medical community. This course provides the definitions for a wide variety of medical prefixes, suffixes, and word roots commonly encountered in the histology laboratory.

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