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Aug 122014

Health educator

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An individual who informs and trains patients on health-related topics.

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Licensed practical nurse

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A nurse that provides basic bedside care under the direction of registered nurses and physicians. LPNs perform many care duties, including measuring and recording patient’s vital signs, preparing and giving injections, monitoring catheters, dressing wounds and assisting with bathing, dressing and personal hygiene.

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MSK

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Musculoskeletal; also a medical doctor who specializes in treating the muscles and skeleton.

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Nurse practitioner

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A registered nurse with at least a master’s degree in nursing and advanced education in the primary care of particular groups of clients.

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OT

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Occupational therapy, or occupational therapist.

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PT

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Physiotherapy or physiotherapist

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Registered nurse

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A nurse who has graduated from a university nursing program and passed a national licensing exam.

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Rehabilitation

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In health care, the process of improving or recovering lost function after an injury or illness that has caused functional limitations. May also refer to a department or area of study in medicine concerned with restoring function and mobility.

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Rheumatologist

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A doctor who studies, diagnoses and treats arthritis and other diseases of the joints, muscles and bones.

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