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Assessing patients with respiratory problems in primary care 

Assessing patients with respiratory problems in primary care
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Assessing patients with respiratory problems in primary care
Author(s):

Jeannette Lynch

and Chantal Simon

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198571377.003.0001
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date: 02 December 2020

Respiratory assessment 2

General examination 4

Head and hand signs 6

Neck signs 8

Chest deformity 12

Breathing rate and pattern 14

Chest signs 16

Chest pain 18

Cough and haemoptysis 20

Breathlessness 22

Investigations 24

Objectives are to:

Establish a constructive relationship with the patient to enable patient and doctor to communicate effectively, and serve as the basis for any subsequent therapeutic relationship...

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