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The American Dream and Poverty
Each week, you will be asked to respond to the prompt or prompts in the discussion forum. Your initial post should be 75-150 words in length. For your follow up post…review the responses provided by your peers. Engage in conversation, or even civil debate, as you discuss their insights and viewpoints. You may ask questions for clarification (if you are confused by their initial post) or pose questions that advance the conversation. You might even find a topic that leads you to further research in the area!
View your discussion rubric.
After watching Children on Poverty, discuss your opinion about the American Dream and the resources deficit mentioned by sociologist Dalton Conley. In this discussion forum address the following question:
Is it possible for those in poverty and the working class to pull themselves up and achieve a piece of the American Dream?
Using Medical Terminology 3
It is very helpful to use the new words you are learning in the context they will be used. It helps you relate the terms to their meaning. The technique allows you to build upon what you already know. Each week you will practice using the new words. Add as much as you can to your discussion posts so you can obtain feedback from faculty and peers on whether you have it correctly.Exemplar: 6 y.o. male presented with likely gastroenteritis. C/o nausea without emesis, diarrhea, flatulence, and eructating. Denies rebound tenderness, r/o appendicitis. No pyrexia, but anorexia for two days.Definitions:Gastroenteritis:Nausea:Emesis:Diarrhea:Flatulence:Eructating:Appendicitis:Pyrexia:Use medical terms in a short paragraph of your creation.Include the following aspects in the discussion:
- Choose three medical terms from chapter 9( Anisocytosis, Erythrocyte and hemorrhage) and three from chapter 10(dysphonia, epistaxis and pleurodynia)
- Each paragraph should be long enough to ensure the term is used with as many other medical terms as possible (see exemplar)
- Each term should pertain to anatomy and physiology
- Underline each term and place definitions for each at the end of the initial discussion post (see exemplar)
- Discuss peers’ posts, were the terms used correctly?
- Cite any references. At all times proper grammar, sentence structure, and spelling. Copy and pasting are not allowed. Always use your own word
Let’s practice adding prefixes to the root words for lymph, blood, and respiratory we are studying this week. Use this list of prefixes:Prefixes are used at the beginning of a word to modify or vary the meaning of the word. When the prefixes are detached from a term, it is followed by a hyphen (-).Review the Practice Prefixes Handout (MS Word)
Provide a list of 15 root terms with prefixes added.
Include the following aspects in the discussion:
- Choose five root terms from each of the three systems covered this week (lymph, blood, respiratory)
- Avoid terms peers have used
- Include the root, the prefix, the combined term, and the meaning of the combined term
- Analyze your peers’ lists. Are they correct? Do you agree with them?
- Cite any references. At all times proper grammar, sentence structure, and spelling. Copy and pasting are not allowed. Always use your own words.
Pharmacology Medical Terminology Corner
The Merck Manual is a wonderful resource that you should save. The Merck Manual
This page has an excellent explanation of routes as well as visuals for the different types of injections which include the abbreviations.
- Oral route
- Injection routes
- Sublingual and buccal routes
- Rectal route
- Vaginal route
- Ocular route
- Otic route
- Nasal route
- INhalation route
- Nebulization route
- Cutaneous route
- Transdremal route
Everyone should have a working knowledge of the terminology used for personal medications that may be prescribed. Healthcare workers need to know this as well for patients. The patient needs related to pharmacological therapies are endless and as a point-of-care health professional, you may very well be that person.Medications are given by route. Unlike driving routes by road, in this case, routes refer to the part of the body used to get the drug in. Indeed, every single body orifice you know about (and a few you probably do not know about) can be used to administer medication. It is vital that medications are given by the proper route, an incorrect route will certainly render the medication ineffective and may very well cause harm.The route usually has to do with the chemical structure of the compound. Some drugs cannot pass through the acidic environment of the stomach, for instance, others require assistance from another body system, and sometimes we just want the medication to get to the proper area quickly.While the standard (and needed for Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacists) is the; This long and complex list which includes the medical term and abbreviation can be overwhelming at first. Route of Administration published by the FDAAn excellent video is PHARMACOLOGY; ROUTES OF DRUG ADMINISTRATION (47:54). If you are interested. It is optional.oral med exampleExample:Oral By mouthpo per os
Outline the major medication administration routes with their medication terms and abbreviations.
Include the following aspects in the discussion:
- Use the following list:
- transdermal, and
- oral med exampleExample:Oral By mouthpo per os
- Add an example of a medication that may be given by the route
- Make a simple chart for this
- Cite any references. Copy and pasting are not allowed. Always use your own words.