Monday, April 26, 2010

After Reading Chapters 7-9......

1.) Describe the composition and functions of blood. Why is monitoring blood and blood pressure so crucial to maintaining a patients course of treatment?

2.) What type of information is gained from an autopsy? An autopsy involved cutting open the patient and removing and studying several organs. Would you give permission to have a deceased family member autopsied by the medical staff? Why? Why not?

Thursday, April 15, 2010

After Reading Chapters 4, 5, and 6:

What is meant by the term “differential diagnosis?” What is the benefit/drawback of this term?