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Medical Environment | Taking the medical history | Physical Examination | Tests & Medication

 

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  • Medical Equipment
     
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Medical Personnel  

 

medical student 
doctor 
junior doctor 
F1/F2 doctor 
trainee in ... 
Consultant
Senior consultant 
ward physician
surgeon 
anesthetist 
obstetrician/gynecologist 
pediatrician 
radiologist 
psychiatrist 
specialist in ... 
cardiologist 
gastroenterologist 
clinical pathologist
pathologist
urologist
ophthalmologist
dermatologist
general practitioner (GP) 
oto[rhino]laryngologist
internist

 

 

Other members of the medical team  

 

student nurse (male)
student nurse (female)
nurse
night nurse
head nurse
auxiliary nurse
ward nurse
day nurse
theatre nurse (UK) / operating room nurse (US)
midwife 
health care assistant, physiotherapist  
anesthetic nurse
dietitian
speech therapist 
behavioural therapist
psychologist
paramedic 
lab assistant
radiographer
assistant in obductions 

 

 

Administration  

 

caretaker
legal advisor
secretary
typist
switchboard
chief of administration
Useful phrases   
I'm a medical student from .... medical school.
I'm a fourth-year medical student
I'm doing an elective / Erasmus exchange  for 3 months
I qualified in medicine from .... university/medical school. 
I want to specialise in ... . 
I'm a trainee, doing a surgical rotation.

 

 

Personal Equipment  

 

white coat
scrubs*
surgical cap*
stethoscope*
- bell*
- diaphragm*
- earpiece*
tendon hammer*
tuning fork*
tongue depressor*
tape measure*
otoscope*
ophthalmoscope*
pen-torch*
tourniquet*
head mirror*

 

 

Emergencies  

 

defibrillator*
face mask
Ambu bag*
100% oxygen
ventilator
blood collection tubes*
tubus*
mandrin*
needle holder*
drip
putting up a drip
normal saline*
5% dextrose*
infusion set*
drip stand*
blood pressure cuff*

 

 

Working material  

 

syringe*
cannula*
Vacutainer*
needle guard, bevel
intravenous access/indwelling cannula*
three-way connector*
butterfly*
sharps container*
gauze pad*
bandage*
kidney bowl, emesis basin*
latex examination gloves*
surgical mask*
suture set with thread and needle*
skin disinfecting spray*
skin disinfectant*
swabs
tissue swabs*
scissors*
blade, scalpell*
band aid*
adhesive tape*
tweezers (surgical)*
tweezers (anatomical)*
lubricant

 

 

Medication  

 

pill, tablet*
capsule*
drops (pl.)*
ointment*
lotion*
suppository*
drug chart
prescription

 

 

At the bedside  

 

clinical thermometer*
oxymeter (sats)
obvservations chart
crutches*
plaster cast
bedpan
urine bottle
stretcher
examination table*
walking frame/ walker rollator*
urine bag*
wheelchair


 

ward/unit 
ward round 
doctors' office 
sister's office/nurses' room 
examination room 
admissions (of a hospital) 
ambulance 
emergency room (ER)
first aid 
intensive care unit (ICU) 
diagnostics department
X-ray
Echo
MRI
CT
radiology department 
laboratory/lab 
operating room (OR) 
outpatient clinic - to send a patient to the outpatient clinic
clinic 
delivery room 
pathology 
pharmacy (U.S.)/chemists (U.K.) 
patient's chart / previous history
to work a shift, to be on call

 

 

General

 

ward round
doctors' office
to work a shift / nights
to be on call
General Practitioner, surgery
appointment

 

 

Phones & Bleeps

 

switchboard
extension 
cardiac arrest call
Useful expressions  
Cardiac arrest on ward 1
Could you bleep Dr. X?
He’s on extension 123

 

 

Paperwork

 

clinic letter
consent form
discharge summary
drugs to take home
follow-up appointment
request forms (for investigations)
results
death certificate
Useful expressions
I’m going to write in the notes
To do a discharge summary
Write up the drugs to take home
Arrange a follow-up/outpatients appointment

 


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