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:Ancillary Personnel Nursing assistants work under the direction of RNs and LPNs Technicians help with treatment or diagnosis Rehabilitation personnel include PTs, OTs, respiratory and speech therapists Other workers educate and counsel Dietitians/nutritionists Diabetes educators Social workers 21
Slide notes:All hospitals employ personnel to provide ancillary services for diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and education. Nursing assistants provide for the patients most basic needs, under the supervision of RNs or LPNs. The various types of technicians include phlebotomists, who are trained to take blood; x-ray and ultrasound technicians; and laboratory personnel. Rehabilitation personnel include physical therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, and speech therapists. Other hospital workers educate or counsel patients; these include dietitians, nutritionists, diabetes educators, and social workers. This is only a sampling of the roles that exist in hospital settings today. 21