Healthcare workers specially trained and licensed or registered/certified to assist and support the work of health professionals.
This group is designed to include most assistive personnel and technicians, such as behavioral therapy assistants, community health aides, dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental technicians, home health aides, medical record administrators, medication administration aides, nurses' aides, psychiatric aides, operating room technicians, pharmacists' aides, and radiology technicians.
This group may also consist of health professionals who provide ancillary services, such as recreational therapists, music therapists, imaging technologists, and exercise physiologists.
National Guideline Clearinghouse. Glossary. Internet. Accessed April 29, 2010.