3. Screening Systems for Signs, Symptoms, and Red Flags
Screening of systems follows the taking of a history, and the goal of screening is to recognize the need for referral to a physician or other practitioner as quickly as possible for best patient outcomes. Therapists need to identify signs, symptoms and flags while rapidly screening the following systems: neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, gastrointestinal, integumentary, and urogenital. Examples of red flags are offered and explained.