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Other health problems (AIDS, diabetes, bleeding disorders)
Medication: anticoagulants: ASA, warfarin (Coumadin), clopidogrel (Plavix) NSAIDs
Where did the injury occur: clean vs. dirty
What caused the injury? Sharp instrument, fist, fall (ask why they fell)
When did it happen?
Other injuries may not be noted because the patient is distracted