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Roll of RT in pt assessment includes helping DR select appropriate PFT for pt, interview pt with dyspnea to determine effects of tx, assist DR in ABG interpretation
Do RT’s make medical diagnosis? no
Clarifying the patients history and your role in the therapy is what stage in the pt assessment pre-interaction
What is the appropriate distance of the social space 4-12 ft
What is the distance of intimate space 0-18 inches
What is the distance of personal space 1.5-4ft
What space is the patient introduction made social space
In what space is the pt interview performed personal space
In what space is rapport best established social and personal
Genuine concern for the patient can be shown with appropriate eye contact, appropriate use of touch, and maintain an open posture
Personal perfective equip when dealing with body fluids includes gown gloves and eye shields
Is eye contact appropriate during intimate contact with a pt no
Is nonverbal communication often more valuable in determining the progress of an interview than verbal? yes
Is proper diagnosis and treatment determined to a great extent by the accuracy and detail of the patient’s hx? yes
During the pt interview, responding to the information provided with appropriate comments is referred to as what active listening
Proper introduction of yourself to the pt prior to the interview is useful for what establishing your role, asking permission to be involved, conveying your sincere interest in the patient
Using questions like “what happened next” and asking a pt to clarify a symptom are examples of what interviewing technique conversational interviewing
Obtaining a medical history from a close relative when a pt cannot provide one is called what alternative source
Where is the detailed description of the patients current symptoms found history of present illness
Information that is evident only to the patient and cannot be perceived by the observer is know as subjective data
Where in a pt hx whould you find a possible exposure to asbestos occupational history
A 1 pack a day for 30 years is how many pack years 30
3 packs a day for 20 years is how many pack years 60
5 packs a day for 10 years is how may pack years 50
Subjective manifestations of disease are termed symptoms
Pt with pneum and complains of chest pain but says no fever, how is lack of fever classified pertinent negative
Constitutional symptoms nausea, weakness, chills and fever, commonly occurring with problems with any of the body systems
Family HX may be helpful in diagnosing a pt with what kind of illness genetic like CF
Reduced lung recoil, bronchospasm or weak inspiratory muscles may lead to what kind of cough weak
A cough described as being persistent for more than 3 weeks is called what chronic
What is hemoptysis and what diseases can causes it coughing up blood, TB, lung carcinoma, pneumonia
Breathlessness or air hunger dyspnea
Shortness of breath in an upright position platypnea
Can dyspnea vary from pt to pt depending on the underling pathophysiology yes
Difficulty breathing in a relining position is called orthopnea
Chest pain associated with inspiration is called pleuritic
What is syncope fainting, loss of consciousness
Syncope can be caused by what coughing, pulm emboli, hypovolemia, drugs, vasovagal, hypotension, carotid sinus hypersensitivity, cardiopulmonary abnormalities, arrhythmias, hypoxia, panic attacks
Dependent edema caused by lung disease may also have what accompanying disease hepatomegaly aka congested liver
Pts with chronic pulmonary hypertension may present with what pedal edema and hepatomegaly
Night sweats are associated with what disease pneumonia
When is snoring most likely to start in adult males 50-59