by Cathy Parkes March 02, 2023 Updated: March 08, 2023
Edema is documented by the depth of the indentation left by pressing a finger over the edematous area. A score of 0 means there is no pitting edema.
1+ = 2mm depth, 2+ = 4mm depth, 3+ = 6mm depth, and 4+ = 8mm depth.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
by Cathy Parkes March 20, 2023
A patient with an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm may have a pulsating abdominal mass with a bruit. Do NOT palpate this due to the risk for rupture!Read More
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by Cathy Parkes March 16, 2023
Migrant workers are at increased risk for work-related injuries, pesticide/chemical exposure, skin cancer, dermatitis, communicable disease, and dental problems.Read More
by Cathy Parkes March 13, 2023
Positional plagiocephaly is cranial asymmetry caused by prolonged pressure on one side of the skull. A child with this diagnosis may require helmet therapy, where a custom-made helmet is worn up to 23 hours per day for ~ 3 months.Read More
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