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1

4 things to consider before presenting the patient

1. Message
2. Audience
3. Purpose
4. Occasion

2

What should you be prepared to answer when presenting the patient?

1. Differential
2. Diagnosis
3. Pathophysiology
4. Complications
5. Course of conditions
6. Treatments and techniques
7. Diagnostic tests
8. Current and past medication

3

Types of presentations

New patient
Follow-up
Bedside
ER
Grand rounds
Consultation
Checkout

4

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

5

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

6

Important things to include in bedside patient presentation

Attending will ask pt’s permission to have medical student present case — will let pt ask questions at any point

Student should involve the patient in their presentation