601: Patient Assessment: A Review


  1. Identify and demonstrate methods for conducting physical assessment of the patient.
  2. List and discuss the important elements of interviewing a patient and taking their medical history-including how to document the information.
  3. Identify and explain the purposes of chest roentgenography and key laboratory tests employed in patient assessment, with an emphasis on pulmonary tests.
  4. Discuss the procedures and purposes of sputum examinations.
  5. Identify and explain the techniques for pulmonary function testing.
  6. Identify and explain the purposes of laboratory tests used in patient assessment.

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