This course will discuss the biological systems approach to conducting a medical screening examination. Clinical checklists, based on sign and symptoms, and physical examination findings for the various organ and tissue systems will be presented. Throughout the discussion, the use of flags to raise suspicion of competing pathologies will be addressed. In addition, risk factors for various pathologies and the role of a general health screening process will be discussed.
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Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on the biological systems approach to conducting a medical screening examination.
- Recall at least 8 ROS health components (key signs or symptoms) that can serve as a preliminary tool to determine the need for additional screening
- List at least 5 red flags for a myocardial infarction or unstable angina during a cardiopulmonary screen that would warrant immediate referral
- Recall 8 associated red flags ( signs / symptoms) that may warrant referral in a patient that presents with edema of the hands, feet or abdomen
- Cite at least 4 prodromal red flags associated with a transient ischemic attack, and subsequently would warrant an immediate referral
- State 1 important finding that can aid in the differentiation between claudication and psuedoclaudication, and subsequently impact the need for immediate referral
- Cite 6 red flags associated with lung cancer, and subsequently may warrant an immediate referral.
- List 3 body/ biological systems that can refer pain to the shoulder
- List 6 red flags /clinical findings of NSAID induced complications which may justify an outside referral
- Cite 6 red flags associated with lung appendicitis, and subsequently may warrant an immediate referral
- Identify 3 early stage signs/ symptoms ( red flags) of colorectal cancer
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Contact Hours: 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Financial – Robert McCabe works for NYU CENTER FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL CARE and receives a salary. He receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.
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