Valarie Ramirez, a 33-year-old female, is at the office for a pre-employment general physical-exam. Her vital signs are BP 122/80, T 98.6 P 84 R 20, height 62 inches, and weight 140 pounds. While you are interviewing her, she shows you a wart on her right hand and says it is very painful and would like it taken off.
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- What would you chart as her chief complaint?
- What things will you do during her-exam to make her more comfortable?
- What is the most likely position(s) she will be put in during her examination, and why would these positions be used?
- If you were unable to communicate with Valarie successfully, what measures should you take to improve communication and meet her privacy needs?