Re: shortness of breath (SOB )

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Posted by fmg from IP 158.97.190.41 on March 29, 2014 at 06:07:58:

In Reply to: shortness of breath (SOB ) posted by Nida on March 22, 2014 at 14:16:55:

HISTORY---

when did it start?
sudden or gradual onset?occured at rest or after exertion.
has it changed any from when it startd-better or worse.
anything which makes it better-rest, position.
makes it worse-
any chest pain?
similar episodes in past?
h/o fever ,cough,uri
h/o chest tightness
h/o allergies,rashes?
r u on any medications?
PH-dm,htn,stroke
h/o hospitalization,prolonged bed rest,trauma
Social history-do u smoke,how many/d*years
do u drink
occupation history

PE---
eyes -pallor for anemia
nail beds for cyanosis
cvs-jvd,pmi,heart sounds
respi-accessory muscles of respi,lungs-percuss& ascultate.

D/d-cardiac-CHF
pulmonary-asthma,pl.effusion,pul.embolus,PTX
hemat-severe anemia
psy-anxiety

TESTS--
cbc
abg,o2 satu
pul fun tests
cxr
v/q scan
ecg

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