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Technicians & Technologists

The key terms of this Healthcare & Nursing course include Technicians, Technologists.

While performing their job duties, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) typically work in what type of setting?


What is the median hourly wage of EMTs and paramedics based on the 2014 statistics?


True or False? Radiologic technologists and technicians perform testing such as computed tomography and mammography.


True or False? When performing fluoroscopies, radiologic technologists prepare solutions for the patient to drink.


True or False? Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) both use nonionizing radio frequencies to generate image contrast.


Aside from their job training, what other skills set would surgical technologists most likely need to have?

Conscientious, have manual dexterity, be emotionally stable

True or False? Respiratory therapists are called upon to intervene when patients are critically ill and having breathing problems.


True or False? When performing patient assessments, respiratory therapists can make adjustments to treatment options without a physician’s order.


True or False? All states, with the exception of Florida, require that respiratory therapists be licensed.


True or False? Respiratory therapists evaluate patients’ lung capacities by having them breathe into an instrument that measures the volume and flow of oxygen during inhalation and exhalation.


True or False? Respiratory therapists use ventilators to deliver pressurized oxygen into the patients’ lungs.


Who typically performs laboratory tests?

Laboratory scientists

What does the clinical scientist do with the results after testing and examining a specimen?

Relay the results to the physician

Which of the following complex types of testing is performed by clinical laboratory scientists?

B. Chemical
C. Bacteriological

Which of the following job locations are applicable to clinical laboratory scientists and technicians?

all are correct

Many employers prefer applicants who are certified. Which of the following is a recognized professional association capable of offering certification?

all are correct

Which of the following use phlebotomists to perform blood draws?

all are correct

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which is part of the U.S. Department of Labor, the median hourly wage for phlebotomist in 2014 was: