6 Million Reasons To Learn Medical Terminology Now

Last month, with healthcare resources stretched thin in many countries, the World Health Organization warned us to expect a shortage of 6 million nurses globally, while calling for urgent investment in nurse education and training. That’s 6 million potential new jobs – an encouraging estimate in our current bleak economic landscape. More nurses likely means a greater need for healthcare support staff too. What do all medical professionals have in common? They use medical terminology to communicate with each other. It’s like a foreign, secret language that you need to learn to join the club.

As we slowly re-emerge, shell shocked, from the ongoing seige that had visited the world these last 5 months, the question of how to move forward will be on everyone’s minds. For many, staying home could go from being a responsible, temporary decision, to an involuntary hardship caused by job loss or decreased work hours.

These 2 factors: time at home, and needing a new career, should put healthcare at the top of your list of possibilities. Not to mention that if you become a nurse or other essential worker, you could be helping fight microscopic enemies like the one (which we shall not name here) that has upended all our lives. There’s no need to go straight to nursing school either; the direct route may or may not be feasible in your current situation. An entry level position such as medical receptionist, is a great way to familiarize yourself with the terrain.

What is essential if you’re considering a career in healthcare, is being able to read, type and spell correctly – the terminology of medical professionals. Yes, a medical dictionary or cheat sheet of medical terms may help, but they can only take you so far. If you want the skills that can help an entry-level employee make enough of an impression on the people in a position to give you a leg up – you simply have to put in the work. Get started today learning medical terminology with our free video series, packed with fun, reliable learning. All the best as you explore the path forward – and stay safe!

Learn The Language You Need – To Become A Nurse

Is it your dream to become a nurse? Are you wondering how to get ready for nursing school? If so, this period of social distancing is a great time to get fluent in medical terminology. Lesson 1 that you’ll learn when starting nursing school, is that there aren’t enough hours in a day for all the coursework! Take the time to learn the language of medicine now, and you’ll begin one step ahead.

Even if you already took medical terminology courses, anatomy or A&P, you will need a way to remember medical terms beyond acing that final test. Aside from making a good impression in nursing school, knowing the meanings of medical terms can, in a pinch, help you figure out MCQs about medical or surgical conditions and procedures. Imagine how much help that could be during nurse licensing exams.

Our medical terminology learning playlist shows you an easy way to learn medical terminology. The videos use funny cartoons designed to do 2 things: make the meaning of each term clear and help it stick in your memory. Some of the lessons include pronunciation help. There’s also a series of medical terminology quizzes you can use to review for a test or as a way to check your progress.

Visual learners especially, will enjoy this dynamic alternative to flashcards, but all learners can use these fun video tutorials to memorize medical terminology the easy way. Better than trying to remember lists of medical terms, smarter than relying on medical terminology cheat sheets, and more reliable than a game or song, this series of free videos is a handy online learning tool for beginners. Get started today and learn a new medical word each day you stay home. #MedicalTerminologyWithoutThePain

5 Easy Tips To Learn And Remember Medical Terminology

In this video we share 5 easy tips to learn and remember medical terminology. This tutorial is a review of our popular 1-minute lessons that use the memorization technique of learning medical terms in pairs. Learning a term and its opposite at the same time is a well-known memory trick – what we add is the fun!

Medical Terminology: Test Your Skills

Who doesn’t love a free quiz – especially one where nobody but yourself has to see the score? Test your medical vocabulary with our new quiz series. With so much learning packed into healthcare related courses, it’s no wonder that some basics – like medical terms we don’t use everyday – are quickly forgotten. But reviewing medical terminology may brush away the cobwebs and improve your job performance, or even help you make a good impression at an interview. Whether you’re a newbie or an old hand, understanding the language of healthcare is a valuable asset. From the reception desk to the operating room or billing department, a good knowledge of medical terminology is essential for accurate communication. Our 1-minute videos teach in a fun way that’s easy to remember. Plus, all our tutorials list references, so you can be sure we’re not just making this stuff up. It pays to be careful, because there are errors in some popular medical terminology cheatsheets floating about online. For tutorials you can trust and for weekly quizzes built on those tutorials, check out adonishealthinformatics.com or search for this hashtag on YouTube: #MedicalTerminologyWithoutThePain. Happy learning!

Medical Terminology That You’ll Actually Remember

Taking a course in medical terminology is one thing – remembering the definitions of medical terms when you need them, is quite another. Referring to a medical dictionary is a good habit, but for work that involves speed as well as accuracy you will need a good working knowledge of medical vocabulary. Medical office workers like medical transcriptionists, medical scribes, medical record technicians or medical coders and billers, will need to speak medicine like a second language.

For example, a common complaint from medical coders trying to get certified, is that the hardest part of medical coding certification exams involves the section on medical terminology. A basic understanding of common medical terminology is important not just for that part of coding certification exams though, but for speed and accuracy in looking up ICD codes in general. In real life, it means you have a good knowledge of medical vocabulary, and need to pick up a medical dictionary less often.

Our video series uses everyday language to define basic medical words, because what’s the point of a definition that makes you have to open a dictionary? Each lesson illustrates the meaning of one term, using mostly everyday images – instead of medical images – to make them more relatable. The illustrations are deliberately chosen to be outrageous or funny, so you will remember them long after watching the video. We use and encourage repetition, as another way to help with memorization.

Use our lessons alongside your medical terminology coursework, as an alternative or a supplement to flashcards, games or cheatsheets. We encourage you to share your learning experience in our comments section. Happy learning!

Take The 1-Minute Challenge To Learn Medical Terminology

Get the medical terminology skills you need, to communicate effectively and make a good impression. Don’t get stumped on rounds when you encounter strange medical terms. Don’t enter embarrassing misspellings in medical records. Regardless of where you are in the medical field, avoid errors by building or refreshing your knowledge of medical terms. Watch this video, and take up our challenge today.

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