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Health Question Scenario?

A parent brings in her 3 year old son, who has chronic diarrhea. You note that the child has a large bruise on the side of his face. He appears very thin and pale. You suspect he may have been abused. What questions might you ask to obtain the information necessary to rule out or confirm abuse?

A 31 year old male patient comes to the clinic after a fall that occurred at work. During the interview, he complains of pain in his left leg and right elbow. He is unable to describe what happen and says he just blacked out. What observations should you make and what question should you ask this patient?

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