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Assault/Rape

DORA EXPLORE

 

Description

Onset

Report/Recognition of Assailants

Assault Method (Sex?)

 

Ejaculation

X-Unknown (Foreign Object)

Pain/Past Menses

Latex (Condoms)

OCPs (Birth Control)

Rape (Oral, Vaginal, Anal)

Emotion (Support System)

2

Child with Diabetes

T-DIABETES MISS MELLITUS

 

Type

 

Description of Sx (PPP)

Irritability

Abnormal Thirst/Urination

Birth Hx

Eating Habits (Diet)/Exercise/Eyes

Tiredness (Fatigue)

Emotion (r/o Depression)

Sugar Levels (Last Reading, Range)

 

Meds (Compliance)

Injector

Site of Injection

Schedule of Insulin

 

Mood

Episodes (Hypoglycemia)

LMP

LOC

Itch/Infection of Skin

Tingling/Numbness/Weakness

Urinary Habits

Size (Weight Gain/Loss)

3

Child with Noisy Breathing

CBS DASH

 

Cyanosis/Cough

Barking Cough

SOB

 

Drooling

Allergy (Child, Family)

Snore/Swallowing Difficulties

Hoarseness

4

Cough

B PRODUCTIVE

 

Blood

 

Productive

Recent Travel

Odor

Duration

URI

Color of Sputum

TB Exposure (PPD, Night Sweats, Weight Loss)

Infection

Volume of Sputum

Energy Loss (Fatigue)

5

Diabetes Follow-Up

DIABETIC NPH

 

Duration

Insulin (Schedule, Compliance, SEs)

A1C (HbA1C)

Blurry Vision (Eye Exam)/Bloating (Gastroparesis)

Emotion/Energy/Erection (r/o Depression)

Trauma/Foot Ulcer

Infection

Cardiac Risk Factors (HPN, Cholesterol, Stroke, MI)

 

Numbness/Tingling/Weakness

Perfect Glucose Control

Home Monitoring/Hypoglycemic Episodes

6

Dizziness

DTH FUN

 

Description

Tinnitus

Hearing Loss

 

Fever/Fullness/Falls

URI/Infections

Nausea

7

Dysphagia

HARD PC FOOD

 

Heartburn

Appetite/Anemia

Regurgitation/Raynaud's

Details (Onset, Solid vs. Liquid, Solid to Liquid)

 

Pain on Swallowing

Cough at Night

 

Food Cravings (Pica)

Odor

Oversease Travel (r/o Chagas)

Drugs (Bisphosphonates)

8

Enuresis

ENURESIS

 

Environmental Changes (Divorce, School)

Nocturia/Nighttime Awakening/Neurologic Problems

Urinary Habit Changes

Reward or Punishment/Relative (FMH)

Eating/Drinking at Bedtime

Stress (Child, Parents)

Interventions (Drugs, Alarms)

Snoring

9

Erectile Dysfunction

LIMP PENIS

 

Libido

Injury

Medication

Present Medical Condition

 

Prostate Exam

Erection

Nocturnal/Morning Erection

Incontinence

Stress/Depression

10

Forgetfulness

FORGETS HIM DEATH SHAFT

 

Fall/FMH of Alzheimer's

Orthostatic Hypotension

Running Urine (Incontinence)

Gait Abnormality

Eye Problems

Trauma/Tingling/Weakness/Numbness

Seizure/Speech/Sleep/Support

 

Headache

Infection (r/o Syphilis)

Mood (r/o Depression)

 

ADLs:

Dressing

Eating

Ambulation

Toiletry

Hygeine

 

IADLs:

Shopping

Housework

Accounting

Food Prep

Transportation

11

Hallucination

VOICES HARM ME

 

Visual

Open/Closed Eyes

In Control

Changes in Vision/Hearing

Ear

Sleeping (Narcolepsy, Insomnia)

 

Head Trauma/Headache

Attacking Self/Others

Recreational Drugs

Mental Problem in FMH

 

Major Stress

Enjoying Daily Things

12

Headache

AT&T WIRELESS

 

Aura

Timing

Nausea/Vomiting

Tearing/Eye Symptoms

 

Weakness/Numbness

Injury

Runny Nose

Estrogen (OCPs)

Leg (Joint) Pain

Energy Loss (Fatigue)

Stress

Speech Difficulties

13

Hearing Loss

EAR HAT SOUNDS

 

Ear Ache/Exposure to Loud Sounds

All or Specific Sounds

Ringing (Tinnitus)

 

Headache

Abnormal Gait/Balance

Trauma

 

Source of Sound

Object Insertion

Understanding of Speech

Neurologic Problems

Dizziness/Discharge

Spinning Sensation (Vertigo)

14

Hematuria

B FUN HIDE PISS

 

Burning Sensation

 

Frequency

Urgency

Nocturia

 

Hematuria (Description)

Incomplete Bladder Sensation

Dribbling

Episodes (Past)

 

Pain (Urination, CVA)/Pyuria/Prostate Exam

Incontinence

Stone/STD

Stream (Weak)/Straining

15

Hoarseness

OPEN CHIN

 

Overuse of Voice

Pain on Talking

Exposure (Cold, Dust)

Neck Swelling

 

CVA History (Stroke, TIA)

Heartburn (r/o GERD)

Infection/Ill Contacts

Night Sweats/Fever/Fatigue/Weight Loss

16

Insomnia

INSOMNIA CITES HIM

 

Interruption of Sleep

Naps

Snoring

On the Clock (Bedtime, Total Sleep Time)

Morning Awakening

Narcolepsy

Illness

Activity

 

Caffeine

Irritability

Tremor

Exercise

Stress/Skin Changes/Sweating

 

Heat/Cold Intolerance

Mentrual Irregularities

17

Jaundice

JAUNDICE B

 

Journey (Travel)/Joint Pain

Abdominal Pain

Up Temp (Fever)

Nausea/Vomiting

Diarrhea/Constipation

Itch (Pruritus)/Immunization before Travel

Color of Urine and Stool

Eating Habits/Appetite/Weight Change

 

Blood Transfusion

18

Knee Pain

CITRUS

 

Color Change (Bruise)/Crackles (Crepitus)

Infection

Trauma/Time/Temperature/Tick Bite

Redness/Rash/Raynaud's

Ulcer in Mouth/Photosensitivity/Hair Loss

Swelling/Stiffness/STD

19

Muskuloskeletal Pain

WET SURF

 

Weakness/Numbness/Tingling

Exposure to Cold (Raynaud's)

Trauma/Time of Stiffness/Tick Bite/Temperature

 

Stiffness in Joints/Swelling/Standing Long Hours

Use (Work, Walking, Sports)/Disability (Work,  ADLs)/Urination Problems (Back Pain)

Rash/Redness/ROM/Rheumatologuc Disease

Fatigue/Footwear/Fever/Chills/Night Sweats

20

Trauma

COS CHEST WALL TRAUMA

 

Context

Onset

Severity

 

Consciousness (LOC)

Head Trauma/Headache

Exacerbating/Alleviating Factors/Eye Change

Sputum (Hemoptysis)

Trauma Anywhere Else

 

Weakness/Numbness

Abdominal Pain

Last Meal/Drink

Liquor

 

Temperature

Runny Liquids

Alertness

Urinary Pain

Memory Loss

Abnormal Brain Activity (Seizures)

21

Tremors

TEACH FACT

 

TIA (Weakness, Tingling, Numbness)

Emotion (r/o Depression)

Alcohol

Caffeine

Handwritings/Headache

 

Falls

ADLs

Change in Voice

Trauma to Head