Valarie Ramirez, a 33-year-old female, is at the office for a pre-employment general physical-exam.

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.

Discussion Questions: p.774

  1. What would you chart as her chief complaint?
  2. What things will you do during her-exam to make her more comfortable?
  3. What is the most likely position(s) she will be put in during her examination, and why would these positions be used?
  4. If you were unable to communicate with Valarie successfully, what measures should you take to improve communication and meet her privacy needs?