Flashcards in Presenting The Patient Deck (6):
4 things to consider before presenting the patient
What should you be prepared to answer when presenting the patient?
5. Course of conditions
6. Treatments and techniques
7. Diagnostic tests
8. Current and past medication
Types of presentations
Things to include in “new patient” presentation
Chief complaint and pertinent HPI
Important PMH, PSH, etc.
Pertinent positives and negatives from PE
Assessment, plan, and why
Things to include in “follow-up” patient presentation
Patients name, age, date of admission or hospital day #, postop day #, etc.
Recap major patient issues and what has changed
Briefly review present illness, PE, and diagnosis
Report any new findings, lab tests, diagnostic procedures, changes in meds, assessment, plan for the day