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Constitutional signs and symptoms

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Can anyone give me a general description of what this means? Is it the overall appearance of the patient? Can someone give me a breakdown of what I should be looking for in dictation?

Many thanks!

dscoder74
 

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Constitutional would include things such as height, weight, temperature, overall appearance, etc
 

dmaec

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"constitutional" is the measurement of any 3 of 7 vitals signs;1) sitting or standing blood pressure, 2) supine blood pressure, 3) pulse rate and regularity, 4)respiration, 5) temperature, 6) height, 7) weight, (may be measured and recorded by ancillary staff)
also, General appearance of patient (eg, development, nutrition, body habitus, deformities, attention to grooming)
but it HAS to be any 3 of the 7 vital

at least this is what I've been taught !
 
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