Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:Structure and Function of Health Care Facilities and Hospital Units
Slide content:Other Hospital Personnel - 2 Other physician specialties Internal medicine Cardiology Obstetrics/gynecology Psychiatry Medical subspecialties Pediatric cardiology RNs, LPNs, and PAs may also specialize Pharmacists evaluate and dispense medications 20
Slide notes:Medical specialties of physicians include general internal medicine, cardiology, obstetrics and gynecology, and psychiatry, among many others. There are even medical subspecialties, such as pediatric cardiology. Registered nurses, or RNs, licensed practical nurses, or LPNs , and physicians assistants, or PAs , are thoroughly trained in their own right, and some of them specialize in certain fields of medicine. Pharmacists are licensed professionals who usually have a doctor of pharmacy degree. They are essential members of the hospital team who coordinate care activities, monitor patients for changes in physical condition, dispense medications, and provide support to patients and family members. 20