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Walk me through how you interview a patient.

Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for a Respiratory Therapists interview

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Explain step by step how you approach a patient. What questions do you ask first? What do you do if a patient is unable to answer your questions? Familiarize yourself with the questions and the process of patient assessments. How does this assessment play into the care plan development for each patient?

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Walk me through how you interview a patient.
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Introduce myself while washing my hands, check their name & dob, ask them what happened why they are here. While they explain I will watch how they physically look & then I will check vitals.
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How was your day, how do you feel what kind the job you used to do ,
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Introduce yourself. State patient name. Ask chief complaints. Ask symptoms open ended questions repeat evrything.
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First you look at their chart before you enter the room. You introduce yourself with name, occupation, and duty, check the wrist band. Ask questions about family and social history. Occupational history. I would then ask about allergies and prior hospitalizations. Ask if they are feeling any pain. The position of which they are feeling short of breath. Ask about their smoking habits. Ask if they have travelled anywhere.
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Tell me about how it all started.
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I would introduce my self and the reason for my reason for my visit and ask my questions.
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I want to know general information about the patient, history of present illness, past medical history, occupational history, if they are a smoker, drinker, drug user. I would like to know the patient's family history.
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Ask name, how age, family history, how do they feel.
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Goals... What do you expect from the caregives.
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I introduce myself, tell them what I do, and ask them their name to make sure I have the right patient. I explain to them why I am there and what I will be performing if there is a procedure to be done. I let them ask me questions if any and provide them with the best answer I can of my knowledge. After everything is finished, I would ask if they needed anything before leaving the room and say I will come check on them a little later.
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First I introduce myself and let them know I just need to as some questions to understand their medical history.
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First I see their general appearance then ask questions.
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Walk in, introduce myself, verify the patients name and date of birth, ask about the patients chief complaint, how long this has been occurring, ongoing medical problems, current medications, medical and surgical history, family history, social history (recreational drug use, tobacco use, alcohol use)primary doctor.
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How are you today, do you have any difficulty while walking or completing daily chores.
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Getting a good family history, a good patient history, education, their career, their family, their lifestyle, their personal needs and challenges,
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Hi, Mr or Mrs so-in-so, I'm Colleen, I'm your resp. Therapist. I will be taking care of you today and I have some questions to ask and I'd like to listen to your lungs. Is that OK? I then ask the pertinent questions, assess my pt, and explain and deliver any needed treatments. Thank you for you time and I appreciate you letting me take care of you today. Please call for me if you need anything else or have any questions.
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Knock and introduce your department and name. Ask them their name, where they live, where they grew up, what they like doing, how they ended up in the hospital, if they have been in the hospital alot lately ask them if they want to talk about why. Ask about good and bad experiences with the healthcare system. Does family check in on you.
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Begin by taking a visual of them as I proceed in the room. I ask the about the current illness and then medical hx. Take notes of current meds, do they or anyonev they live with smoke. Start with vitals; pulse as well as feeling if temp on matches temp sensation of skin, skin color, During this time I'm inspecting their chest, mates, lips as the inhale exhale. Then I'll listen to breath sounds.
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Introduce myself, ask how the patient feels and listen. Then tell him I am here to ease his breathing and address his other concerns the best I can.
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Introduce myself, verify the patients name and date of birth, ask patients medical history, current medications, ongoing medical problems, social history, (recreational drug use, tobacco use, alcohol use), family history, work history (exposures), sleeping history (snoring, daytime sleepiness, headaches)
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First I would greet the patient and introduce myself, and tell them I am a respiratory therapist, and explain who we are what we do. Then I will go on and check the patient's ID band and DOB to make sure it is the right patient, and I will start the interview.
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Introduction, comfort questions, breakdown of why I am in the room, questions.
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Id ask them what their chief complaint was, what brought them here, how long they'd been having issues, social history, medical history, current medications if any, if daily activities have been affected.
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Use the AIDET acronym:Acknowledge the patientIntroduce yourselfDuration length of procedure or when you'll returnExplain what your doing or what patient is going throughThank the patient for their time and offer any assistance.
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I interdict my self and let them know why and who I am and ask them to tell me why the are here, if possible.
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I will knock on the door, introduce myself. put on ppes. Tell the patient why I am there. ask if it is ok. ask if I can have a seat next to them. Proceed with the interview.
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I would introduce myself, ask them what they would like to be called. Make sure they are comfortable. Explain why I need to interview them and the benefits. Gain conset to continue. I would then ask questions clearly and in an appropriate tone. Making eye contact. Rephrasing if not understood. Allowing time for answers.
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I first knock on the door and introduce myself. Then I check to make sure it is the right patient. Then I would go through the steps of asking if the patient has any pain or discomfort then ask if I can assess them.
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Chief complaint, current symptoms, melds, over all assessment of patient, emergency contact info, concerns, pt understanding of what condition is, what mess are needed how to take them, allergies, assessment of home equipment if any, oxygen saturation, vital signs, assessment of heart & lung sounds, pain assessment, assessment of puts status of mind.
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I would first introduce myself as their Respiratory Therapist, review their past medical history to make sure it is correct, if they have medication I would ask them to show me how they usually take them, and all the while I would be secretly assessing the pt (not cyanotic, not in distress, etc)
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Greet the patient, Ask them what brings them to the hospital. As I listen, I will be taking in the patient physical appearance, comfort level in answering the questions and over all appearance.
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I introduce myself, explain my tx, and give it to them.
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How is your breathing?
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I'll star first by introducing myself and explain my reason to be there. Then I'll ask a serie of background questions. Now I'll ask what is the main porpose that brought here. Finally I'll explaing treatment and care plan to follow.
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I will first start by introducing myself and my reason for the visit. My next series of questions will be background information. I will move on to current situations that the patient may have. Provide information about treatments and care plan.
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I would first review the patients chart to gain some backround knowledge, then I would introduce myself to the patient and any family members. I would check the patients ID bracelet. I would ask the patient several questions about why there are in the hospital, symptoms, length of symptoms, then take their vitals. I would ask any other nessecary questions to obtain a good assesment of the patient. Then I would say goodbye, chart my findings and communicate them with the doctor and find a treatment plan that works best.

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