Introduction to medical technology chapter 1


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Introduction to medical technology chapter 1

  1. 1.  Heinemann – the application of principles of natural, physical and biological sciences to the performance of laboratory procedures which aid in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
  2. 2.  Fagelson – The branch of medicine concerned with the performance of laboratory determinations and analyses used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.
  3. 3.  Walters – the health profession concerned with performing laboratory analyses in view of obtaining information necessary in the diagnosis and treatment of disease as well as in the maintenance of good health.
  4. 4.  Performance / Analysis Samples Results Diagnosis and treatment by Medical practitioners
  5. 5.  RA 5527 – Is also known as the Philippine Medical Technology Act of 1969. That was approved on June 21 1969.
  6. 6. An auxillary branch of laboratory medicine which deals with the examination of tissues, secretion and excretion of the human body and body fluids by various electronic, chemical, microscopic and other medical laboratory procedures or techniques either manual or automated which will aid the physician in the diagnosis study and treatment of disease and in the promotion of health in general.
  7. 7.  It is a facility that performs chemical and microscopic examinations of various body fluids like blood and tissues.
  8. 8.   The director of a clinical laboratory is a pathologist. A pathologist is a licensed physician with a specialty in Pathology as certified by the Philippine Board of Pathology.
  9. 9.  Pathology is defined as the practice of medicine which contributes to diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment through knowledge gained by laboratory applications to biologic, chemical or physical sciences to man or material obtained from a man.
  10. 10.   Anatomic – is the diagnosis for surgical tissues Clinical – Specializes in chemical, microbiological and hematologic procedures.
  11. 11.    a baccalaureate degree program from a college or university recognized by CHED, completed a specified clinical internship in a training laboratory by the Bureau of health facilities and DOH Passed the licensure examination administered by the Board of Medical Technology of the Professional Regulation Commission
  12. 12.   Medical detectives Identify microorganisms and analyze cells
  13. 13.   Do blood tests Measure substance in blood and other fluids
  14. 14.   Identify organisms causing infection and disease Operate complex apparatus, instrument and machines
  15. 15.    Use standards and control to improve the reliability of laboratory results Work under pressure with speed and accuracy and precision They adhere to high ethical standards of performance
  16. 16.   An individual certified and registered with PRC to run various tests under the supervision of a registered medical technologist or pathologist. May also log specimens in the laboratory and prepare samples for testing
  17. 17.    Medical technology generalist in a hospital government or private, clinical laboratories Medical technology specialist (microbiology, hematology, blood banking, clinical chemistry, etc.) Clinical laboratory supervisors, chief medical technologist and laboratory owners.
  18. 18.    Sales and public relations representative, or educational representatives for a company or a part of the health program for the employees. Researchers (industrial or medical research) Teachers or instructors in high school or in college handling chemistry, mathematics and especially biological sciences or medical sciences.
  19. 19.   Opportunities for employment abroad A stepping stone to a medical career
  20. 20. To succeed in the medical technology profession a person needs …..  Stamina  Good eye sight  A normal color vision  Manual dexterity  Good intellect and an aptitude for the biological sciences
  21. 21.       Caring attitude Good communication skills and ability to relate well to fellow workers Observant Motivated Able to perform precise manipulations and calculations Good organizational skills
  22. 22.       Service oriented Patience Honesty, accuracy and skills Dedication Emotional maturity “X” factor makes one likeable not only as a medical technologist but as a total person.