Medical Screening - Physical Therapist

Medical Screening 203

Primary Care Medicine: Systems-Based Approach to Medical Screening


2.0

Hour 1

  • Paraphrase the central purpose for the review of systems (ROS) approach to medical screening.
  • Recall 8 ROS health components (key signs or symptoms) that can serve as a preliminary tool to determine the need for additional screening.
  • Cite the 3 most common causes for unexplained weight loss in the older patient which may justify the need for further screening.
  • List 8 signs / symptoms (cardiopulmonary system checklist) that should be assessed during a cardiopulmonary system screen.
  • Enumerate 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
  • Recite 4 prodromal red flags associated with a transient ischemic attack, and subsequently would warrant an immediate referral.
  • Recall 1 important finding that can aid in the differentiation between claudication and psuedoclaudication, and subsequently impact the need for immediate referral.

Hour 2

  • Outline 6 red flags associated with lung cancer, and subsequently may warrant an immediate referral.
  • Identify 8 signs / symptoms (gastrointestinal system checklist) that should be assessed during a gastrointestinal system screen.
  • Provide 7 red flags clinical findings) of NSAID induced complications which may justify an outside referral.
  • Recount 8 signs / symptoms (endocrine system checklist) that should be assessed during an endocrine system screen.
  • List 3 regional/anatomical locations where pulmonary -related disorders can refer pain to
  • List 3 regional/anatomical locations where gastrointestinal -related disorders can refer pain to
  • Recall 3 signs and/or symptoms of colorectal cancer
  • List 2 regional/anatomical locations where urogenital -related disorders can refer pain to

Robert McCabe, PT, OCS

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Medical Screening 202

Primary Care Medicine: Symptom-Based Approach to Medical Screening


2.0

Hour 1

  • Recall 3 general symptoms signs/symptoms of inflammatory joint conditions.
  • Recite 3 general symptoms signs/symptoms of osteoarthritis
  • Cite 4 serious pathologies or disorders that should be screened for in a patient presenting with lower back pain.
  • Explain the clinical prediction rule for a vertebral fracture and identify the specific red flags necessary for high specificity in ruling in a vertebral fracture.
  • Enumerate 3 red flags associated with a spinal infection that can detected during the medical screening process which may warrant subsequent referral.
  • List 3 red flags associated with a spinal tumor that can detected during the medical screening process which may warrant subsequent referral.

Hour 2

  • Explain the purpose of the Wells scoring system/ clinical prediction rule for screening a patient with lower leg pain.
  • Recall 5 red flags associated with pericarditis during medical screening of a patient with thoracic pain.
  • Outline red flags associated with pyelonephritis during medical screening of a patient presenting with thoracic pain.
  • Summarize the components of the clinical prediction rule for ruling in cervical myelopathy.
  • Recite 3 common clinical findings associated with osteonecrosis of the femoral head during the medical screening examination.
  • List 3 red flag findings for a patient suspected of having compartment syndrome of the lower leg
  • Explain the Pittsburgh Knee Rules as they relate to the necessity for follow-up imaging tests to rule out a knee fracture.
  • Paraphrase the Ottawa Ankle Rules for warranting imaging tests to rule out an ankle fracture.

Robert McCabe, PT, OCS

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Medical Screening 201

Primary Care Medicine: Foundations of Medical Screening


1.0

  • Define and distinguish between primary care, secondary care, tertiary care, direct access, medical screening, screening for referral and signed prescription.
  • Recall 5 reasons to conduct a medical screening.
  • Outline 5 components for effective communication during the patient interview to obtain accurate and comprehensive baseline information.
  • Define and explain the relevance of yellow flags, red flags and flag clusters as part of the medical screening process
  • Define and describe the five components of the patient-centered interview and state the impact this has on patient satisfaction and outcome
  • Define and provide the clinical relevance of sensitivity, specificity, odds ratios, and likelihood ratios as they pertain to the value of diagnostic/clinical tests

Robert McCabe, PT, OCS

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