Purpose: To accurately distinguish the similarities and differences between asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) as identified through the assessment techniques.

Preparing the Assignment: Research the presenting signs and symptoms of a client with asthma and a client with COPD.

Directions: Using the concept map template located in Files, compare and contrast asthma and COPD.

COMPARE: Describe at least three (3) signs/symptoms of asthma and COPD which are alike in the two conditions. 9 points

CONTRAST: Describe at least four (4) signs/symptoms of asthma and COPD which are different between the two conditions. 16 Points

Remember that signs are the objective things that healthcare providers can see or feel during the physical examination of the client. Symptoms are the subjective things that the client tells us they are feeling.

Do not include any pathophysiology or laboratory tests on this assignment.

Purpose: To accurately distinguish the similarities and differences between angina and myocardial infarction as identified through the assessment techniques.

Preparing the assignment: Research the presenting signs and symptoms of a patient with angina and a patient with a myocardial infarction/heart attack.

Directions: Using the concept map template located in Files, compare and contrast angina and myocardial infarction/heart attack.

COMPARE: Describe at least three (3) signs/symptoms of angina and myocardial which are alike in the two conditions. 9 points

CONTRAST: Describe at least four (4) signs/symptoms of angina and myocardial which are different between the two conditions. 16 Points

Remember that signs are the objective things that healthcare providers can see or feel during the physical examination of the client. Symptoms are the subjective things that the client tells us they are feeling.

Do not include any pathophysiology or laboratory tests on this assignment.