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competent

Medspeak
Referring to the ability to perform one or more tasks skillfully and proficiently.
 
Physiology
Referring to a valve or vessel that closes normally or appropriately retains fluid within its lumen.
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com·pe·tent

(kom'pĕ-tĕnt)
Capable or qualified; able to perform a task or function.
[L. competo, to be suitable]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

com·pe·tent

(kom'pĕ-tĕnt)
Capable or qualified; able to perform a task or function.
[L. competo, to be suitable]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about competent

Q. Would people with bipolar disorder be considered eligible to compete in the olympics? I am a shuttle relay state champion. I won many cups in state and country level. My long-time-goal is to have my name at least on the Olympics list. But here is a new problem to spoil my goal. I am diagnosed as bipolar-I. Now my worry is would people with bipolar disorder be considered eligible to compete in the Olympics? Or will I be able to compete in the Special Olympics?

A. wow...good question...can mental health patient be a special Olympic athletes. i think you should check it out with simple phone call, here is how to locate a special Olympics Program near you:
http://info.specialolympics.org/Special+Olympics+Public+Website/English/Program_Locator/default.htm

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To sum up, there is every indication that, despite being a competant anatomist, potentially capable of exerting an important influence on practical anatomy and observation, Guevara did not actually do very much either at the university or in the hospital.
Numerous technicians provided competant assistance in the field; N.
I will thank you to advise me whether I am to recognize a colored man, as a citizin of the United States, and competant, to command an American Vessel, I have information that there other vessels owned in this District, so commanded --
I have attempted to refute this logic elsewhere, and the short version of my conviction is that systems people are not trained to be good trainers and communicators, and if your existing trainers really are not competant to train your system users, then you need to upgrade your trainers, not shuffle the function off to another area.
Mais, aussi competant soit-il, un medecin urgentiste, ne peut prodiguer seul tous les soins necessaires aux patients qui se presentent aux urgences, c'est pourquoi certaines taches sont deleguees a des infirmier(e)s (comme placer une perfusion, une transfusion, suturer un malade, faire un platre une injection par exemple).
L'image medicale positive vehiculee par ces services d'urgences ou a toute heure de la journee ou de la nuit, on est assure de trouver un medecin, d'etre soignes par des infirmiers competant, de beneficier de tous les examens et medicaments necessaires et ou pres de 90% des malades qui s'adressent aux urgences sont soignes gratuitement renforce encore ce succes Qu'est ce qu'on entend par urgence ?
En general les resultats sont satisfaisants.Le plus important c'est de bien choisir un praticien competant, specialise dans le rachis.
Ce constat ou ce diagnostic a ete fait depuis fort bien longtemps, mais le grand paradoxe c'est que rien de bien concret n'a ete entrepris pour remedier en son temps a une situation pourtant fortement decriee.Aujourd'hui, avec l'avenement de la nouvelle constitution, du nouveau gouvernement et d'un ministre connu pour ses grandes capacites dans le domaine medical et de gestion et ses qualites humaines, cette situation ne peut plus durer.Le temps de confier les structures de sante aux femmes et aux hommes competant, integres, exemplaires est venu.