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Explain what symptoms and signs mean to the patient?

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Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

Blockin' out the scenery, breakin' my mind

Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign?

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symptom: something the pt experiences

sign: can be detected by someone other than the pt

example:

an arm with a complex fracture

Symptom: severe pain (pt feels)

Sign: disfigured arm ( pt and I both see)

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