Tutor profile: Amanda Q.
Subject: Public Health
Providing immunizations and community health education are responsibilities typically found within what type of public health agency? a. state health department b. federal health agency c. private health system d. county health department
Providing immunizations and community health education are typically the responsibility of county health departments. State health departments maintain vital records, license health facilities and offer guidance and oversight to county health departments. While private health systems may offer these services, they are not public health agencies. Federal agencies, such as the CDC, focus on health promotion and disease prevention on a national scale.
Subject: Health and Medicine
A patient who has been previously diagnosed with asthma presents to the emergency department complaining of shortness of breath. What diagnostic tool would be most useful for immediately assessing this patient? a. cardiac monitor b. peak flow meter c. pulse oximeter d. arterial blood gas test
The most appropriate tool for immediate assessment is the pulse oximeter. The priority when treating an asthmatic patient is to determine oxygen saturation quickly. A peak flow meter is a good tool for measuring asthma maintenance, but will not show oxygen saturation. While the arterial blood gas test provides oxygen saturation, it requires blood sample testing, making it less optimal for immediate assessment.
Subject: Medical Assistant
You are completing a review of systems for a new patient. The patient complains of decreased range of motion in her extremities, joint pain, and arthritis. Within which body system would you document these symptom? a. respiratory system b. musculoskeletal system c. nervous system d. endocrine system
These symptoms would be present in the musculoskeletal system, which includes the bones, muscles, tendons, and soft tissues.
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