Flashcards in Week 1 Deck (10)
5 parts of differential diagnosis
1. PMH and family history
2. Risk factor assessment
3. Clinical presentation
4. Associated S/S
5. Systems review
Stopping the process (es) that lead to the development of diseases, illnesses, and other pathologic health conditions through education, risk factor reduction, and health promotion.
Early detection of diseases, illnesses, and other pathologic health conditions through regular screening. This does NOT prevent the condition, but may decrease the duration/severity of disease and improve outcome and QOL.
Ex. HTN, osteoporosis, incontinence
Providing ways to limit the degree of disability while improving function in patients/clients with chronic and/or irreversible diseases
Health promotion and wellness
Providing education and support to help patients/clients make choices that will promote health or improved health
Fever, diaphoresis, sweats, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, pallor, dizziness/syncope, fatigue, weight loss
Screening for medical referral
WHAT PTs DO!
-determining whether the individual has a condition that can be addressed by PT intervention, and, if not, then whether the condition requires evaluation by a medical doctor
WHAT MDs DO!
-a method for detecting disease or body dysfunction before an individual would normally seek medical care
-tests are usually administered to individuals who do not have current symptoms, bu tmay be at high risk for adverse health outcomes
Boisonnault decision making outcomes
3. Refer and treat