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  • 1. CST PROGRAM LAHC 2013
  • 2. At the end of this section of the class, the student will be able to: Define the word elements “prefix,” “root,” and “suffix.” Analyze medical terms, suffixes, roots and prefixes that relate to medical and surgical terms. Identify common abbreviations used in surgery schedules.
  • 3.  An understanding of basic medical terminology is learning a language of medicine.  Necessary for healthcare professional to communicate .
  • 4.  The best way to learn the meaning of a medical term is to break it apart.  Most medical terms are derived from Greek or Latin origin.  Many terms combine both Greek and Latin word elements to form a single medical term.
  • 5.  Root  Prefix  Suffix
  • 6.  A letter(usually an “o”) that is sometimes used to ease the pronunciation of a medical term  A Root word with a combining vowel is called combining formof the word
  • 7.  Root – Tells the primary meaning of a word; also called the base word element. Prefix – The word element that comes before the root word element  Suffix – The word element that comes afterthe root word element. Example: Hemi/col/ectomy Prefix/rootwor/suffix
  • 8.  Pages 29 – 32 in the text provide lists of common medical and surgical terms that Central Service Technicians may routinely encounter
  • 9.  Reading the SurgeryReading the Surgery Schedule and otherSchedule and other related documentsrelated documents requires anrequires an understanding ofunderstanding of severalseveral abbreviations. Pageabbreviations. Page 33 in the text33 in the text provides someprovides some commoncommon abbreviations forabbreviations for surgical procedures.surgical procedures.  ACL  BSO  BKA  CABG  CR  D&C  ORIF  TAH  TURP  THA
  • 10.  Reading the SurgeryReading the Surgery Schedule and otherSchedule and other related documentsrelated documents requires anrequires an understanding ofunderstanding of severalseveral abbreviations. Pageabbreviations. Page 33 in the text33 in the text provides someprovides some commoncommon abbreviations forabbreviations for surgical procedures.surgical procedures.  ACL  BSO  BKA  CABG  CR  D&C  ORIF  TAH  TURP  THA