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105 terms
Paramedic Practice Today| Quiz 4
pharynx
nasopharynx
Eustachian tubes
Oropharynx
Lined with mucous membranes and cilia-which lubricates and tr…
contains hair that acts as a first-line filter... has turbinates…
"auditory tubes"... passages from the inner ear that allow drai…
lips, cheeks, teeth, tongue, hard and soft palletes
pharynx
Lined with mucous membranes and cilia-which lubricates and tr…
nasopharynx
contains hair that acts as a first-line filter... has turbinates…
74 terms
Paramedic Practice Today| Exam 2
Infant vitals
Toddler and Preschooler Vitals
School Age Vitals
Adolescent Vitals
HR: Can start out as high as 160, but as they grow drops to 1…
HR: 80-120/ 80-100... RR: 20-30... BP: 70-100/ 80-100 mmHG... Minima…
HR: 70-110... RR: 20-30... BP: 80-120... T: 98.6
HR: 55-105... RR: 12-20... BP: 100-120... T: 98.6
Infant vitals
HR: Can start out as high as 160, but as they grow drops to 1…
Toddler and Preschooler Vitals
HR: 80-120/ 80-100... RR: 20-30... BP: 70-100/ 80-100 mmHG... Minima…
142 terms
Paramedic Practice Today| Exam 1
EMS methods for promoting community we…
Proper lifting techniques
Isotonic Exercising
Isometric Exercising
-Health screenings... -education of wellness and injury preventi…
-Do not lift more than you are safely able... -Feet shoulder wid…
Moving the joints and flexing/extending muscles
No joint movement... pushing and pulling against immovable objects
EMS methods for promoting community we…
-Health screenings... -education of wellness and injury preventi…
Proper lifting techniques
-Do not lift more than you are safely able... -Feet shoulder wid…
56 terms
Paramedic Practice Today Ch 13
Ampule
Vial
Air embolism
Antisepsis
A sealed sterile container that holds a single dose of liquid…
Glass container with rubber stop at the top
Introduction of air into venous circulation, which can ultima…
Prevention of sepsis by preventing or inhibiting the growth o…
Ampule
A sealed sterile container that holds a single dose of liquid…
Vial
Glass container with rubber stop at the top
26 terms
Paramedic Practice Today - Chapter 3
Primary Injury Prevention
Secondary Injury Prevention
Injury
Unintentional Injuries
Keeping an injury from happening
Preventing further injury from an event that has already occu…
Intentional or unintentional damage to a person that results…
Injuries that occur without intent to harm
Primary Injury Prevention
Keeping an injury from happening
Secondary Injury Prevention
Preventing further injury from an event that has already occu…
57 terms
Paramedic Practice Today - Chapter 4
The theory and philosophy of law
Moral principles based on societal sta…
Health Insurance Portability and Accou…
Civil Law
Jurisprudence
Ethics
HIPPA
An area of law that deals with private com- plaints brought b…
The theory and philosophy of law
Jurisprudence
Moral principles based on societal sta…
Ethics
14 terms
Paramedic Practice Today - Chapter 10
A state of complete physical, mental,…
The seclusion of entire groups exposed…
The seclusion of individuals with an i…
refers to a cross-cutting approach in…
Health
quarantine
isolation
All hazards
A state of complete physical, mental,…
Health
The seclusion of entire groups exposed…
quarantine
14 terms
Paramedic Practice Today| Ch. 14| Capnography
Definition of capnography
Define perfusion
What is CO2 monitoring used for?
Phase I of capnography
Continuous analysis and recording of CO2 concentrations in re…
adequate red blood cells... adequate Oxygen ... Red blood cells m…
Verifying ET tube placement... evaluating mechanical ventilatio…
Respiratory baseline
Definition of capnography
Continuous analysis and recording of CO2 concentrations in re…
Define perfusion
adequate red blood cells... adequate Oxygen ... Red blood cells m…
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Paramedic Practice Today Chapt 21
Epiglottis
Epiglottis Etiology
Epiglottis Findings
Croup
Infection of the supraglottic structures of the airway
Children around age 3, Adults from 40-50, 3:1 Male to female…
Last 1-2 Days, Fever Present, Painful swallowing, sore throat…
Laryngotracheobronchitis, Area below the glottis inflammed, S…
Epiglottis
Infection of the supraglottic structures of the airway
Epiglottis Etiology
Children around age 3, Adults from 40-50, 3:1 Male to female…
23 terms
Paramedic Practice Today - Chapter 6
A word that has been named for a speci…
Establishes the basic meaning of the w…
Higher than normal serum levels of pot…
Lower than normal levels of carbon dio…
Eponym
Word root
hyperkalemia
hypocapnia or hypocarbia
A word that has been named for a speci…
Eponym
Establishes the basic meaning of the w…
Word root
127 terms
Paramedic Practice Today - Chapter 8
What is an increase in the size of a c…
List the following Buffer systems from…
Metabolic alkalosis is more common tha…
A shock that causes a relative hypovol…
D. Hypertrophy
A. 1, 2, 3
False
C. Neurogenic shock
What is an increase in the size of a c…
D. Hypertrophy
List the following Buffer systems from…
A. 1, 2, 3
27 terms
Paramedic Practice Today - Chapter 2
A network of resources that provides e…
What year was Accidental Death and Dis…
Evidence that is derived from case stu…
Evidence that comes from literature re…
EMS System
1966
Class III Evidence
Class II Evidence
A network of resources that provides e…
EMS System
What year was Accidental Death and Dis…
1966
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Paramedic Practice Today Chap 33 Hematology
Two types of hematopoietic Tissue
Blood Composition
Main Proteins in Plasma
Hematopeisis
Myeloid and Lymphoid
55% Plasma 45% Formed Cellular Fragments
Albumin, Globulins, Clotting Proteins
formation of blood cells
Two types of hematopoietic Tissue
Myeloid and Lymphoid
Blood Composition
55% Plasma 45% Formed Cellular Fragments
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Paramedic Practice Today - Chapter 1
Which of the following items are prima…
In a healthy diet, how much lean prote…
Which of the following terms best desc…
What level of personal protective equi…
A. Carbohydrates
C. 5 to 6 ounces
A. Circadian
C. Level B
Which of the following items are prima…
A. Carbohydrates
In a healthy diet, how much lean prote…
C. 5 to 6 ounces
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Paramedic Practice Today| Ch. 7| musculoskeletal
Describe the function of the skeleton
List the parts of the axial skeleton
List the parts of the appendicular ske…
Name all bones of the skull
Support... Leverage... Protection... Storage... Maintenance of calcium le…
Skull... Hyoid bone... Vertebral column... Thoracic cage
Upper, lower extremities... pectoral girdle... pelvic girdle
**View all skull bones in book: page 132... pg. 56-57 in A&P book
Describe the function of the skeleton
Support... Leverage... Protection... Storage... Maintenance of calcium le…
List the parts of the axial skeleton
Skull... Hyoid bone... Vertebral column... Thoracic cage
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Paramedic Practice Today| Final Exam Practice
Wilderness EMS interact with which gro…
Which farm machinery hazards cause blu…
SLUDGE-BBM is a good way to remember s…
Which farm machinery hazards cause lac…
Air Medics... Law enforcement... Military... Professional trip leaders…
Pinch points and crush points
Salivation, Lacrimation, Urination, Diarrhea, GI upset, Emesi…
Shear points
Wilderness EMS interact with which gro…
Air Medics... Law enforcement... Military... Professional trip leaders…
Which farm machinery hazards cause blu…
Pinch points and crush points
38 terms
PathoPhysiology - Paramedic Practice Today
Atrophy
hypertrophy
Hyperplasia
dysplasia
shrinkage of cells; Pathologic: dennervation of muscle, dimin…
increase in size of cell
increase in cellular division
abnormal hyperplasia; abnormal size, shape, and organization…
Atrophy
shrinkage of cells; Pathologic: dennervation of muscle, dimin…
hypertrophy
increase in size of cell
14 terms
Paramedic Practice Today| Ch. 14| Capnography
Definition of capnography
Define perfusion
What is CO2 monitoring used for?
Phase I of capnography
Continuous analysis and recording of CO2 concentrations in re…
adequate red blood cells... adequate Oxygen ... Red blood cells m…
Verifying ET tube placement... evaluating mechanical ventilatio…
Respiratory baseline
Definition of capnography
Continuous analysis and recording of CO2 concentrations in re…
Define perfusion
adequate red blood cells... adequate Oxygen ... Red blood cells m…
51 terms
Paramedic Practice Today| CH. 34| Shock and Resuscitation
Definition of shock
arterioles
Blood Vessel-- Capillaries
Blood Vessels--Venules
inadequate tissue perfusion
the smallest branches of the arteries... Connect arteries and c…
Smallest blood vessels... Connect arterioles and venules... Excha…
Smallest branches of veins... Connect capillaries and veins... Po…
Definition of shock
inadequate tissue perfusion
arterioles
the smallest branches of the arteries... Connect arteries and c…
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Paramedic Practice Today| Ch. 7| Nervous System
Name the divisions of the nervous syst…
Name the three functions of the nervou…
Name the two types of nerves in the PNS.
Describe the three layers of the menen…
1. Central Nervous system: brain, spinal cord. Responsible fo…
1. Monitoring internal and external environment... 2. Integratin…
Sensory nerves (AFFERENT) (Something Affects the nerves)... Mot…
Think of it like an orange....... 1. Dura mater: The outer layer…
Name the divisions of the nervous syst…
1. Central Nervous system: brain, spinal cord. Responsible fo…
Name the three functions of the nervou…
1. Monitoring internal and external environment... 2. Integratin…
61 terms
Paramedic Practice Today| Ch. 14| Airway Management
Primary objectives of airway management
Sellick Maneuver
Differentials for pediatric airway
Know the anatomy of the upper airway
Ensure optimal ventilation... Deliver Oxygen to blood... Eliminat…
Compression that occludes the esophagus... (Cricoid Pressure)
Larger tongue in comparison to mouth... Floppy epiglottis... More…
Primary objectives of airway management
Ensure optimal ventilation... Deliver Oxygen to blood... Eliminat…
Sellick Maneuver
Compression that occludes the esophagus... (Cricoid Pressure)
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Paramedic Practice Today| Ch. 12| CVS drugs
Normal heart function needs...
Fast action potential
Slow action potential
Intrinsic firing rates
adequate ATP, calcium (conducting agent), coordinated electir…
contractile tissue... Sodium channels
SA and AV node tissues... Calcium channels= slow channels
SA: 60-100... AV: 45-60... Purkinje: 12-45
Normal heart function needs...
adequate ATP, calcium (conducting agent), coordinated electir…
Fast action potential
contractile tissue... Sodium channels
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Paramedic Practice Today: Chapter 5
Code of ethics
Ethics
Medical ethics
Morals
A guide for interactions between members of a specific profes…
Societal principles of conduct that people or groups of peopl…
A field of study that evaluates the decisions, conduct, polic…
Values that help a person define right (what a person ought t…
Code of ethics
A guide for interactions between members of a specific profes…
Ethics
Societal principles of conduct that people or groups of peopl…
36 terms
Paramedic Practice Today: Chapter 2
Advanced emergency medical technician…
Attributes
Certification
Communication
An EMS professional who provides basic and limited advanced s…
Qualities or characteristics of a person
An external verification of the competencies that an individu…
The exchange of thoughts, messages, and information
Advanced emergency medical technician…
An EMS professional who provides basic and limited advanced s…
Attributes
Qualities or characteristics of a person
39 terms
Paramedic Practice Today| Ch. 7| Circulatory System
Mycardium
Name the three parts to the circulator…
Describe the Pericardium
Name the major chambers of the heart
Heart muscle
Heart... Vessels... Blood/Fluid
Contains pericardial fluid... Two layers: Visceral (inner) and…
Atrias (Upper chambers)... Ventricles (Lower chambers)
Mycardium
Heart muscle
Name the three parts to the circulator…
Heart... Vessels... Blood/Fluid
32 terms
Paramedic Practice Today| Quiz 3.5
Infant immune system
Toddler immune system
School-age immunity system
Infant Vitals
immature immunologic system... Most susceptible to infection an…
More susceptible to minor respiratory and gastrointestinal in…
Lymphatic tissue is proportionately larger than adults... Lymph…
HR: Can start out as high as 160, but as they grow drops to 1…
Infant immune system
immature immunologic system... Most susceptible to infection an…
Toddler immune system
More susceptible to minor respiratory and gastrointestinal in…
41 terms
Paramedic Practice Today| Ch. 17| Pt. Assessment
Where does cyanosis manifest first?
Hyperpigmentation
What is a good indicator of dehydration?
Skin Turgor
Most distal portions of the skin, e.g. fingernail beds, lips,…
Manifestation of increased melanin in the skin. ... May be espe…
Skin.... Check mucous membranes, e.g. inside eyelids, gums, ton…
Skin's resistance to deformation when pinched or depressed.…
Where does cyanosis manifest first?
Most distal portions of the skin, e.g. fingernail beds, lips,…
Hyperpigmentation
Manifestation of increased melanin in the skin. ... May be espe…
59 terms
Paramedic Practice Today: Chapter 4
Abandonment
Administrative law
Advance directive
Assault
Terminating care when it is still needed and desired by the p…
A branch of law that deals with rules, regulations, orders, a…
A document in which a competent person gives instructions to…
A threat of imminent bodily harm to another person by someone…
Abandonment
Terminating care when it is still needed and desired by the p…
Administrative law
A branch of law that deals with rules, regulations, orders, a…
56 terms
Paramedic Practice Today Ch 13
Ampule
Vial
Air embolism
Antisepsis
A sealed sterile container that holds a single dose of liquid…
Glass container with rubber stop at the top
Introduction of air into venous circulation, which can ultima…
Prevention of sepsis by preventing or inhibiting the growth o…
Ampule
A sealed sterile container that holds a single dose of liquid…
Vial
Glass container with rubber stop at the top
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Paramedic Practice Today Chap 35 OB and GYENO
Fundus
Uterus Anatomy
Menarch
Menopasue
Part of the uterus that is farthest from the cervix, above th…
The onset of menstruation during puberty
The stopping of the menstrual cycle
Fundus
Part of the uterus that is farthest from the cervix, above th…
Uterus Anatomy
13 terms
Paramedic Practice Today: Chapter 6
Abbreviation
Antonym
Combining form
Combining vowel
A shorter way of writing something
A root word, prefix, or suffix that has the opposite meaning…
A word root followed by a vowel
A vowel added to a word root before a suffix
Abbreviation
A shorter way of writing something
Antonym
A root word, prefix, or suffix that has the opposite meaning…
14 terms
Paramedic Practice Today: Chapter 3
Chronology
Epidemiology
Epidemiologist
Injury
The arrangement of events in time
The study of the causes, patterns, prevalence, and control of…
Medical professional who studies the causes, distribution, an…
Intentional or unintentional damage to a person that resulted…
Chronology
The arrangement of events in time
Epidemiology
The study of the causes, patterns, prevalence, and control of…
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Paramedic Practice Today: Chapter 1
Acceptance
Addiction
Addictive behavior
Alarm reaction
A grief stage in which the individual has come to terms with…
The involvement in a repetitive behavior (gambling, substance…
The involvement in repetitive behavior such as gambling or su…
The body's autonomic, sympathetic nervous system response to…
Acceptance
A grief stage in which the individual has come to terms with…
Addiction
The involvement in a repetitive behavior (gambling, substance…
142 terms
Paramedic Practice Today| Exam 1
EMS methods for promoting community we…
Proper lifting techniques
Isotonic Exercising
Isometric Exercising
-Health screenings... -education of wellness and injury preventi…
-Do not lift more than you are safely able... -Feet shoulder wid…
Moving the joints and flexing/extending muscles
No joint movement... pushing and pulling against immovable objects
EMS methods for promoting community we…
-Health screenings... -education of wellness and injury preventi…
Proper lifting techniques
-Do not lift more than you are safely able... -Feet shoulder wid…
127 terms
Paramedic Practice Today - Chapter 8
What is an increase in the size of a c…
List the following Buffer systems from…
Metabolic alkalosis is more common tha…
A shock that causes a relative hypovol…
D. Hypertrophy
A. 1, 2, 3
False
C. Neurogenic shock
What is an increase in the size of a c…
D. Hypertrophy
List the following Buffer systems from…
A. 1, 2, 3
24 terms
Paramedic Practice Today| Ch. 7| Cell Structure
Define homeostatis
What is cell structure and what is the…
What is the cytoplasm membrane?
What is cytoplasm?
A state of equilibrium in the body with respect to functions…
Highly organized basic functional unit of the body. Responsib…
Encloses and protects the organelles and nucleus from the int…
fluid like material within the cell membrane that dissolves c…
Define homeostatis
A state of equilibrium in the body with respect to functions…
What is cell structure and what is the…
Highly organized basic functional unit of the body. Responsib…
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Pharmacology CHPT 12 Terminology - Paramedic Practice Today
Agonist
Agonist-antagonist
Analgesia
Anaphylaxis
A drug that causes a physiologic response once it reacts with…
A drug that blocks a receptor. It may provide a partial agoni…
A state in which pain is controlled or not perceived
Life-threatening allergic reaction
Agonist
A drug that causes a physiologic response once it reacts with…
Agonist-antagonist
A drug that blocks a receptor. It may provide a partial agoni…
61 terms
Paramedic Practice Today Volume 1 Chapter 9
Tracks objects with eyes
Recognizes familiar faces
Moves objects to mouth with hands
Displays primary emotions with distinc…
2 months
2 months
3 months
3 months
Tracks objects with eyes
2 months
Recognizes familiar faces
2 months
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Paramedic Practice Today - Chapter 15: Therapeutic Communication
Active listening
Clarification
Closed-ended questions
Communication
Listening to the words that the patient is saying as well as…
Asking the speaker to help you understand ,
A form of interview question that limits a patient's response…
The use of words, writing, or other commonly understood symbo…
Active listening
Listening to the words that the patient is saying as well as…
Clarification
Asking the speaker to help you understand ,
16 terms
Paramedic Practice Today| Ch. 7| Respiratory System
Name the parts that comprise the respi…
What separates the upper and lower air…
Upper Airway:... Nasopharynx
Upper Airway:... Oropharynx
Respiratory Tract: passages to move air to and from the excha…
The Trachea
Has the nasal septum which is rich in blood supply. ... Has nas…
From the mouth and extends down to the epiglottis
Name the parts that comprise the respi…
Respiratory Tract: passages to move air to and from the excha…
What separates the upper and lower air…
The Trachea
13 terms
Paramedic Practice Today| Ch. 7| Endocrine System
How does the endocrine system communic…
How do hormones work?
What two types of hormones does the en…
What is the significant about the hypo…
Releasing hormones
Manufactured in endocrine glads and released into the circula…
Steroid: lipid soluble and can cross cell membrane. They comb…
Site of integration between the nervous system and the endocr…
How does the endocrine system communic…
Releasing hormones
How do hormones work?
Manufactured in endocrine glads and released into the circula…
71 terms
Paramedic Practice Today WB - Ch 21 - Pulmonology
a
g
d
c
Air sacs in which gas exchange occurs.... a. alveoli... b. bronchio…
Double membrane covering lungs.... a. alveoli... b. bronchioles... c.…
Flap covering the windpipe's opening.... a. alveoli... b. bronchiol…
Point where mainstem bronchi branch.... a. alveoli... b. bronchiole…
a
Air sacs in which gas exchange occurs.... a. alveoli... b. bronchio…
g
Double membrane covering lungs.... a. alveoli... b. bronchioles... c.…
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Paramedic Practice Today Ch. 17 Patient Assessment
What do you consider when conducting c…
What is the importance of reviewing th…
What is the importance of establishing…
Opthalmoscope
-Focused... -Detailed... -Rapid trauma (during ABCs and is sweep fo…
Helps determine medical history and to know if what they took…
Patient trust. If they trust you they will be more forthcomin…
Used to examine inside of the eye
What do you consider when conducting c…
-Focused... -Detailed... -Rapid trauma (during ABCs and is sweep fo…
What is the importance of reviewing th…
Helps determine medical history and to know if what they took…
24 terms
Paramedic Practice Today Chapt 22 Cardiology Disorders
Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea (PNO
Pulsus paradoxus
Arteriosclerosis
Atherosclerosis
a sudden... onset of difficulty breathing in which the patient... s…
systolic blood pressure falls mo re than... 10 mm Hg with inspir…
a chronic disease of the arterial... system characterized by abn…
(Athro)meaning gruel or paste, and sclerosis, meaning hardnes…
Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea (PNO
a sudden... onset of difficulty breathing in which the patient... s…
Pulsus paradoxus
systolic blood pressure falls mo re than... 10 mm Hg with inspir…
18 terms
Paramedic Practice Today| Ch. 7| Body Environment
What is Total Body Water (TBW)?
How does the thirst mechanism work?
What are Antidiuretic hormones?
What is Aldosterone?
The total amount of fluid in the body at any given time. Gene…
Activated by the hypothalamus. ... osmoreceptors activate when…
Released in response to detected loss of body water.... Prevent…
A hormone responsible for re absorption of sodium and water f…
What is Total Body Water (TBW)?
The total amount of fluid in the body at any given time. Gene…
How does the thirst mechanism work?
Activated by the hypothalamus. ... osmoreceptors activate when…
57 terms
Paramedic Practice Today - volume 1/chapter 2
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician…
Attributes
Certification
Communication
an EMS professional who provides basic and limited advanced s…
qualities or characteristics of a person
an external verification of the competencies that an individu…
the exchange of thoughts, messages, and information
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician…
an EMS professional who provides basic and limited advanced s…
Attributes
qualities or characteristics of a person
56 terms
Paramedic Practice Today Chap 25 Immune System
Prions
Bacteria
Gram stain
Fungi
Infectious agents composed of only proteins... Impossible to cure
Do not have a true nucleus,
Test used to help and identify the kind of bacteria that are…
Yeasts or Molds. Single Cell organisms that reproduce by "Bud…
Prions
Infectious agents composed of only proteins... Impossible to cure
Bacteria
Do not have a true nucleus,
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Paramedic Practice Today| Ch. 7| Nervous System
Name the divisions of the nervous syst…
Name the three functions of the nervou…
Name the two types of nerves in the PNS.
Describe the three layers of the menen…
1. Central Nervous system: brain, spinal cord. Responsible fo…
1. Monitoring internal and external environment... 2. Integratin…
Sensory nerves (AFFERENT) (Something Affects the nerves)... Mot…
Think of it like an orange....... 1. Dura mater: The outer layer…
Name the divisions of the nervous syst…
1. Central Nervous system: brain, spinal cord. Responsible fo…
Name the three functions of the nervou…
1. Monitoring internal and external environment... 2. Integratin…
179 terms
Paramedic Practice Today Chapter 17 - Patient Assessment
Which sounds should you auscultate wit…
Which sounds should you auscultate wit…
How long should stethoscope tubing be?…
How large should the bell of the steth…
Korotkoff... S3... S4... Bowel
Lung... S1... S2... Ejection Clicks
<18"
>Span of Adult Intercostal Space
Which sounds should you auscultate wit…
Korotkoff... S3... S4... Bowel
Which sounds should you auscultate wit…
Lung... S1... S2... Ejection Clicks
26 terms
Paramedic Practice Today - Chapter 15: Therapeutic Communication
Active listening
Clarification
Closed-ended questions
Communication
Listening to the words that the patient is saying as well as…
Asking the speaker to help you understand.
A form of interview question that limits a patient's response…
The use of words, writing, or other commonly understood symbo…
Active listening
Listening to the words that the patient is saying as well as…
Clarification
Asking the speaker to help you understand.
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