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What is Subjective Data?

What the patient says about themselves

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What is Objective Data?

Data observed by nurse

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Define Primary Prevention

People and populations are prevented from becoming ill, sick, or injured in the first place through sanitation & immunizations

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Define Secondary Prevention

Early detection of disease before symptoms start

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Define Tertiary Prevention

The prevention of complications when a condition or disease is present or has progressed

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What is PQRSTU

Provocative/Palliative: What brings it on?
Quality/Quantity: How intense/severe?
Region/Radiation: Where is it? Does it spread?
Severity: How bad on a scale of 0-10?
Timing: When did it first occur? How long does it last?
Understand: Understand the patients perception of the problem. What do you (the patient) think it means?

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What is Empathy?

Viewing the world from another person's inner frame of reference while remaining yourself.

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What is a symptom?

A subjective sensation that the patient feels from the disorder.

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What is a sign?

An objective abnormality that you as the examiner could detect on physical examination or in lab reports.

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What is a medical diagnosis used to evaluate?

Cause of disease

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What type of database is most appropriate when rapid collection of data is required and often performed concurrently with life-saving measures?

Emergency; An emergency database is rapid collection of the data often performed concurrently with life-saving measures.