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Sensitivities: SH: FH: ROS: Physical exam. Crucial signs. General. HEENT. Lungs. CV. Stomach area ... Coordinated evaluation and arrangement. Precise record of visit. Clear to a ...
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Do I need to record that? Pam Shaw MD

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Documentation Hospital H&P Daily Notes Procedure Notes Discharge Summary Off-administration Notes Orders Consults

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History and Physical Format History Physical exam Vital signs General HEENT Lungs CV Abdomen Musculoskeletal Neuro Assessment or Problem list Plan CC HPI: PMH: Meds: Allergies: SH: FH: ROS:

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What makes a decent note Legible with readable mark/printed name Order – SOAP or H&P Relevant positives and negatives *Demonstrates your understanding* Matched appraisal and arrangement Accurate record of visit Clear to a pariah what was going on

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What makes a terrible note? Obscured Disordered Containing individual inclinations/convictions (yours) Advised that (some conduct) isn\'t right Inaccurate or deceiving I listened to the heart yesterday – nothing changed Neuro exam – WNL Check boxes on electronic wellbeing record

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Yes, this was really composed… She has no rigors or chills, however her better half states she was extremely hot in bed the previous evening. The pelvic exam will be done later on the floor. She expressed that she had been obstructed for the majority of her life until she got a separation. On the second day the knee was better and on the third day it had totally vanished. Between you and me, we should have the capacity to get this woman pregnant.

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What about this… Patient is rebellious with solutions Previous doctor did not arrange a XRay General principle: Nothing you wouldn\'t demonstrate the patient. Did not take meds because of worries about wellbeing.

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Sometimes it is hard… Patient declines to consider smoking discontinuance despite the fact that I advised her that is creating her kid\'s asthma. Talked about dangers of smoking concerning tyke\'s asthma. Quiet voiced comprehension and is pre-contemplational.

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HPI things LOCATES Location: Other indications: Chronology: Alleviating elements: Things that exacerbate it/better: Experience/Quality of the side effects: Severity:

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Note Writing Daily notes ought to be sorted out so they are brief, yet highlight critical information and plainly express clinical impressions. The fundamental configuration is alluded to as a SOAP note. This stands for the real classifications included inside the note: Subjective data, Objective information, Assessment, and Plan.

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Note Writing The information displayed ought to be truthful. Old occasions that were depicted in before notes ought not be rehashed. The every day note is not intended to be a recap of the H&P. The impression and plan by and large mirrors the considerations of the whole group.

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Note Writing Don\'t take hours to compose a note. Ensure that you get criticism from colleagues about your composed work. Certain administrations have extremely specific styles, underscoring angles that are critical to the consideration that they give.

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Example-Patient with Pneumonia Hospital Day # 3 S: Patient feeling less shy of breath, with diminished hack and sputum creation. O: Maximum Temperature: 101.5 (yesterday 103) Pulse: 80-90 BP: 110-120/70-80 RR: 20-24 Sat: 95% 2l O2 (yesterday 95% 4l O2) I/O: 2.5 L IV, 1 L PO/UO 2L, BM x 1 Wt 140 lbs (no change from yesterday) Day # 3 Ceftriaxone, 1g IV BID PE: No JVD Lungs: Crackles and bluntness to percussion at Right base with egophony; no change reliable with yesterday C/V: RRR without mumble Abd: delicate, non-delicate , positive BS Ext: no edema

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Note-proceeded with Labs: Sputum and blood cx still negative; generally no new information Assessment/Plan: 1) Pneumonia: Right LL pneumonia. Reacting to IV Ceftriaxone, with diminishing O2 necessity and fever bend. Additionally feeling better. No proof of entanglements. Arrangement: IV abx x 1 extra day then change to po Azithromax Hep. lock IV to evaluate if PO admission satisfactory Check sat-O2 d/c if under 92% Encourage ambulation consider release in roughly 2 days if proceeds to improve

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Documentation Ambulatory Clinics SOAP notes Established patient New patient Lab orders Xray orders Referrals

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The Note Purpose of the visit: Mention at the highest point of the note why the patient has gone to the center. Prescriptions: list every one of the meds notwithstanding posting the dosing quality and interim.

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The Note Issues/Events: Any new manifestations that the patient is encountering (e.g. hack, low back torment, mid-section torment and so forth), which is portrayed in the typical "HPI" design. Particular worries that the patient may have (e.g. understanding started examination about the part of tumor screening test, cholesterol estimation, and so on).

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The Note Review of information/indications of ailment expresses that the patient is known not. Patients with diabetes, for instance, will more often than not record their blood sugars. Occasions: This incorporates any critical clinical happenings that have happened subsequent to our last visit. For instance, treks to the crisis room

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The Outpatient Note-Assessment There are numerous methods for drawing closer clinical issues. You may think that its supportive, especially when managing complex clinical issues, to break every issue into its most fundamental components, with a different arrangement noted for every one.

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Differential Diagnosis V: vascular/instinctive I: irresistible/provocative/immunologic N: neurologic/nourishing/neoplastic D: inadequacy/degenerative I: iatrogenic/inebriation/particular C: intrinsic/heart/circulatory An: unfavorably susceptible/immune system/misuse T: injury/poisonous quality E: endocrine/introduction S: subluxation/substantial/basic/stress/optional increase

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Example A patient who presents with new dyspnea on effort who additionally has known coronary supply route sickness, CHF, hypertension and hyperlipidemia. Under a solitary "cardiovascular" heading, there is a decent risk that the evaluation and arrangement would get to be scattered and confounding.

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Assessment #1 Dyspnea on Exertion: Patient with mellow decline in activity resilience. No side effects of angina. No activity prompted desaturation noted amid watched 3 minute stroll in facility. no other suggestive side effects. Etiology of dyspnea not clear. Regardless, not clearly weakened by manifestations.

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Plan #1 Obtain PFTs Obtain CXR today CBC to r/o weakness as cause Re-Evaluate in center in 6 w (or patient will call sooner if side effects compound) at that the truth will surface eventually rehash Exercise Tolerance Test to asses for ischemia/measure exercise resistance; likewise consider rehash reverberation to reassess LV capacity.

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Assessment #2 Coronary Artery Disease: Known coronary infection. Tolerant keeps on being dynamic without side effects. Arrangement # 2: Continue headache medicine and lopressor (beta blocker) Patient mindful of side effects suggestive of repetitive ischemia. In the event that happen with movement, will rehash Exercise Tolerance Test.

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Assessment #3 CHF: Known discouraged left ventricular capacity on premise past MI, with EF 30% by last resound. No indications for more than 1 year since start of therapeutic treatment. Arrangement #3: Continue Lisinopril (pro inhibitor) 40 mg/d Continue lasix ( diurectic ) 40 mg/d Check potassium, creatinine today Repeat reverberation one year from now, unless side effects/exam all the more plainly recommend compounding CHF

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Assessment #4 Hypertension: Well controlled. End organ brokenness (CHF and CAD) oversaw as above. Arrangement #4: Continue medicinal treatment as above

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Assessment #5 Hyperlipidemia: LDL 80, HDL 40 both at target levels on Simvastatin (HMG-COA Reductase Inhibitor) 20 mg/d. Arrangement #5: Continue Simvastatin at current measurements Check liver proteins (alt/ast), Creatinine Kinase today and in 6 months to guarantee no lethality.

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Health Care Maintenance : In a center, it\'s useful to close every note with a Health Care Maintenance segment. For men this would incorporate Consideration for checking PSA (African-Americans starting age more than 40; Others more than 50) Colorectal malignancy screening (age more than 50 and each 5-10 years from that point)

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Health Care Maintenance : For ladies: Annual PAP smear (starting at period of sexual action) Annual Mammography (starting at age 40 or 50) Colon Cancer Screening (with flex sig. alternately stool guaiac cards as above) ? Bone Density Assessment (in light of danger components)

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Health Care Maintenance : Vaccinations: Flu Vaccine (yearly) Pneumovax (age more than 64 or those at danger) Tetanus (at regular intervals) Pediatric patients have a timetable for immunizations from birth to 11 years old

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