Exam 1

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sarahlopez84
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Exam 1
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2011-10-05 12:59:51
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RNSG 1413
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  1. subjective data
    symtoms

    experienced only by patient
  2. objective data
    signs

    can be observed through physical exam
  3. 4 types of health assessment
    • 1. comprehensive
    • 2. ongoing partial
    • 3. focused
    • 4. emergency
  4. health history
    collection of subjective data that provides detailed profile of patient's health status
  5. Snellen chart
    screening test for distant vision
  6. ophthalmoscope
    lighted instrumen used to visualize interior structures of eye
  7. otoscope
    lighted instrument used to examine external ear
  8. erythema
    reddness

    possible causes: alcohol, fever, trauma, infection
  9. cyanosis
    bluish color

    possbile causes: cold, decreased oxygenation
  10. jaundice
    yellowish color

    possible causes: liver disease, increase in bilirubin levels
  11. pallor
    paleness

    possible causes: anemia (decreased hemoglobin), shock (decreased blood volume)
  12. vitiligo
    depigmentation

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