Knowledge - Students should be able to :
- Differentiate hemoptysis from hematemesis and/or nasopharyngeal sources of
- Create an appropriate differential diagnosis for etiologies of hemoptysis.
- Differentiate massive from "regular" hemoptysis.
- Identify the signs and symptoms associated with common causes of both massive and
|chronic necrotizing pneumonia
- Construct an appropriate diagnostic and treatment plan for the evaluation and
management of patients presenting with hemoptysis.
Skills - Students should be able to:
- Obtain the Historical and Physical Examination data pertinent to the evaluation
of patients presenting with hemoptysis.
- Appropriately interpret the results of standard laboratory data related to the
evaluation of patients with hemoptysis.
- Communicate and appropriately counsel/educate patients regarding their symptoms,
test results, diagnosis, treatment options, and prognosis.
- Be able to obtain an ABG and place a PPD.
- Initiate an appropriate initial treatment plan.
Attitudes and Professional Behaviors - Students
should be able to:
- Recognize the potential life-threatening significance of hemoptysis.
- Appreciate the impact of hemoptysis on many patients' psychological
well-being, especially as it relates to concerns of potential lung cancer.
- Braunwald, E. In Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 1998, 14th Edition,