Mnemonics - Clinical skills

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trincam2008
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Mnemonics - Clinical skills
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2015-02-06 06:14:44
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Clinical skills
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  1. Full medical history
    • OPERATES
    • Onset of complaint
    • Progress of complaint
    • Exacerbating factors
    • Relieving factors
    • Associated symptoms
    • Timing
    • Episodes of being symptoms free
    • Relevant Systemic and general inquiry
  2. DHx
    • PILLS
    • P ills - pt taking any? 
    • I njections/Inhalers/Insulin (pt often forgets)
    • LL iLLicit drug used
    • Sensitivity i.e. allergy
  3. non-specific symptoms
    FAWR

    • Fever
    • Appetite
    • Weight loss (unintentional)
    • Reduced energy (i.e. fatigue/lethargy)
  4. Assessing psychological state
    SAD CASES

    • Suicidal ideations
    • Anxiety
    • Decreased mood/Delusions/Disordered thought
    • Difficulty Concentrating
    • Auditory or other hallucinations?
    • Difficulties Sleeping
  5. Information organization

    discuss a particular disease, the following surgical sieve
    Dressed In a Surgeons Gown A Physician Might Make Progress

    D Definition

    • (Description)
    • I Incidence
    • S Sex
    • G Geography

    • A Aetiology
    • P Pathogenesis
    • M Macroscopic pathology
    • M Microscopic pathology
    • P Prognosis

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