Seven Organizational Approaches Paper

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Seven Organizational Approaches Paper
Alexandra Cruz
HCA/220
April 12, 2015
Professor Patricia

There are seven organizational approaches to studying the human body. Each are important to understand the complex systems and workings of the human body. The seven organizational approaches are body planes and directions, body cavities, quadrants and regions, anatomy and physiology, microscopic-to-macroscopic, body systems, and medical specialty. Besides the importance of just understand the human body each can be used when applying knowledge to practical use in the health care industry. “Body planes and directions approach is the division of the body into the sections from front to back, left to right, and top to bottom by the use of the midsaggital plane, coronal plane, and the transverse place.” This is addition to movement away from or towards these planes. This approach is often used in describing what is happening in the body and where. For example, when a patient enters the emergency room and describes the pain or injury, the health care professionals can document and relay information in a more precise way to others important to patient’s care. It is also useful when reading important scans like the CAT scan which provides cross sectional views of all types of tissue. Knowing what a plan specific image was taken can help diagnose and locate conditions like cancer, blood clots, and kidney disease. The body cavity approach is the study of different body cavities and the organs within them. “Body cavities help divide the body into sections or compartments and help give organs a specific “place” in the body.” This approach is often used when studying a specific organ like the brain in the cranial cavity or an entire system like the gastrointestinal system, which is in the abdominopelvic cavity. Body cavities can also be useful in observing how a disease affects numerous organs within the human body. Quadrants and regions approach is the division of the abdominopelvic cavity and lower torso area into four quadrants and nine regional sections to better identify the areas in which the internal organs are in the human body. This approach is often used as a reference guide when conducting a physical exam or telling a technician specifically what area of the lower torso to take an image of, like when administering an X-ray or CAT scan. The anatomy and physiology approach studies the structures and how they function in the human body. This is a good approach you use if you wanted to explain to a patient how a normal body part works compared to an abnormal condition the patient may have. For example, if the patient needs a knee replacement the physician can explain how a normal knee would work and how the hardware for the “new knee” would work one it is properly placed. Microscopic-to-macroscopic approach is the study of the body’s smallest parts and how they come together to make a large and more complex structure and system. It is studying what you can see without the naked eye, much like what you would need to see with a microscope,…