Vocab

  1. Subjective vs. Objective
    Feeling vs. Fact
  2. Chief Complaint
    The main reason for the patient’s ED visit
  3. Medical Decision Making
    The physician’s thought process
  4. Pain vs. Tenderness
    Patient’s feeling vs. Physician’s assessment
  5. Benign
    Normal, nothing of concern
  6. Distress
    The doctor’s judgment of discomfort
  7. Febrile
    The state of having a fever, concerning for infection
  8. Acute
    New onset, likely concerning
  9. Chronic
    Long-standing, not of direct concern
  10. Baseline
    An individual’s normal state of being
  11. Auscultation
    Listening with a stethoscope
  12. Palpation
    The act of pressing on an area (by the doctor)
  13. Inpatient
    Admitted to the hospital overnight
  14. Outpatient
    Seen and sent home the same day
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Vocab
Description
ED Course 1
Updated