The discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered.

Post your initial response to the Discussion Area by the due date assigned.  To support your work, use your course text readings and also use outside sources. As with all assignments, cite your sources and provide references in APA format.

Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your classmates. Participate in the discussion by providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Complete your participation for this assignment by the due date assigned.

Discussion:

Your first patient has a cardiovascular problem. Use the cardiovascular medical word elements chart from your textbook to develop at least 10 medical terms that would be appropriate for use in evaluating a cardiovascular complaint. Make sure you list at least 3 tests and 3 procedures having to do with your patient’s condition.Your second patient presents a problem of the skin. This time, use the integumentary medical word elements chart from your text to help you come up with at least 10 terms that relate to your patient’s disorder. Describe 3 tests and 3 procedures that might be helpful to gather information.