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1

what is a red flag for the "onset" of visual disturbances

sudden onset

2

what is a red flag for visual disturbances
what people see
eye color

flashes
eye redness

3

what is a red flag for painful visual disturbances
3 things

eye pain (photophobia)
scalp or temple tenderness
headache

4

what is a red flag for visual disturbances history

history of trauma

5

what is a red flag for visual disturbances patient general symptoms

nausea and vomiting
weakness and slurred speach

6

what are the 4 warning signs for eye redness

pain (not discomfort or irritation)
decreased vision
profuse discharge
corneal defect grossly visible

7

what are the red warnings for any fluid coming out of the ear

clear fluid emitting from the ear may be associated with cerebral injury

8

what is the red flag warning association with lesions of the ear

auricular or cancerous lesions are most often found in the helix of the auricle. they are associated with sun exposure and should be assessed using the ABCD cancer screening criteria.

9

what are tophi lesions of the auricle associated with

gout

10

what is the red warning ear skin condition

red, warm, and very painful auricle can be associated with malignant otitis external and or mastoiditis and warrants immediate referral.

11

when does epistaxis become a red flag

epitaxis is persistent recurrent or profuse

12

what type of drainage from the nose and sinuses is a red flag

thin, honey colored sinus drainage following head trauma may indicate skull fracture

13

what type of pain in the nose sinuses is a red flag

severe maxillary pain

14

what type off sore throat condition is considered a red flag (2)

sore throat lasting more than 1 week- untreated strep
sore throat associated with drooling or stridor - indicating epiglottitis or peritonsillar abscess

15

what type of red flag for the mouth and throat (lesion findings )

persistent, painless mouth lesions or lesions consistent with malignancy require referral

16

onset of chest pain red flag

sudden onset of chest pain/pressure

17

red flag type of chest pain

crushing chest pain

18

duration red flag of chest pain

lasting more than 15 minutes

19

associated symptoms with chest pain red flags

shortness of breath
diaphoresis
nausea and vomiting

20

location of chest pain red flag

radiating to the left arm, neck, or jaw

21

red flag- associated with activity of chest pain

pain worsens with exertion. physical activity

22

red flag- what type of changes in vital signs red flag with chest pain

tachycardia, bradycardia, hypotension

23

red flag- abdominal stools

black tarry stools

24

red flags- abdominal presentation

progressive abdominal distension

25

red flags- abdominal system GU presentation

decrease urine output

26

red flags- abdominal pain- lab results

leukocytosis
graulocytosis

27

red flags- abdominal pain radiation of pain

radiation of pain to shoulder (cholecystitis) or back (pancreatitis/aneurysm)

28

red flags- abdominal pain- four types of pain situation

pain that awakens patient
pain that persists more than 6 hours and progresses in intensity
pain that changes location
pain worsened by movement, respirations
pain followed by vomiting or intractable vomiting

29

red flag- abdominal pain -

associated syncope

30

red flag- abdominal pain- vitals

hypovolemic shock
fever