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History Taking | Part Two

History Taking – Part Two HPI = History of Present Illness = detail evaluation of the Chief Complaint with a full, clear, chronological account of the symptoms. OPQRST PMHx = Past Medical History = record of any significant past injuries, hospitalizations, operations, diseases with regards to current conditions: Preexisting medical problems/surgeries Medications Allergies Medical care […]

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History Taking | Part One

History Taking – Part One History comes from a variety of sources: Patient Family Friends, Bystanders Law Enforcement Weigh reliability of what they are telling you based on: Mental Status, memory, whether they trust you whether they have something to gain Techniques of History Taking Setting the stage: needs to be the proper environment, put […]

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