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Topic: Technology in health care 

Health Education

 Standard 4.  Understands how technology is used in the health-care industry
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Knows forms of technology used in the four health occupations systems (i.e., therapeutic, diagnostic, informational, and environmental systems)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows forms of technology used in therapeutic health systems
     2.Knows forms of technology used in diagnostic health systems
     3.Knows forms of technology used in informational health systems
     4.Knows forms of technology used in environmental health systems
   Benchmark 2.Understands ways in which technology is used in the health care industry (e.g., use of computer technology for collecting data and retrieving, documenting, and charting information; use of technologies such as MRI, CAT scans, and sonography)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understand the use of computer technology for collecting data
     2.Understand the use of computer technology for retrieving, documenting, and charting information
     3.Understand the use of medical technology, such as an MRI
     4.Understand the use of medical technology, such as a CAT scan
     5.Understand the use of medical technology, such as sonography
   Benchmark 3.Understands ways in which technology has changed health care
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Know that technology has changed health care
   Benchmark 4.Understands how improvements in technology have affected patient diagnosis (e.g., electronic blood pressure and temperature, specimen testing, noninvasive explorations, imaging equipment and techniques)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how electronic blood pressure technology has affected patient diagnosis
     2.Understands how electronic temperature technology has affected patient diagnosis
     3.Understands how specimen testing technology has affected patient diagnosis
     4.Understands how noninvasive exploration technology has affected patient diagnosis
     5.Understands how imaging equipment and techniques have affected patient diagnosis
   Benchmark 5.Knows scientific discoveries and breakthroughs that have been made in the field of health care
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows scientific discoveries that have been made in the field of health care
     2.Knows scientific breakthroughs that have been made in the field of health care
   Benchmark 6.Understands the costs, benefits, and disadvantages of advanced health care technology (e.g., organ transplants, neo-natal procedures, ventilators)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the costs of advanced health care technology
     2.Understands the benefits of advanced health care technology
     3.Understands the disadvantages of advanced health care technology
     4.Understands the costs, benefits, and disadvantages of organ transplants
     5.Understands the costs, benefits, and disadvantages of neo-natal procedures
     6.Understands the costs, benefits, and disadvantages of ventilators