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Active Listening
Process of responding to your patients statement with words or gestures that demostrate your understanding.
Chief complaint
Reason ambulance was callled.
Delirium
An acute alteration in mental functioning that is often reversible.
Dementia
Deterioration of mental status, usually associated with a neurologic disease.
Depression
A mood disorder characterized by hopelessness and maliaise.
Differential field diagnosis
List of possible causes for your patients symptoms
Diuretic
Medication that stimulates the kidneys to excrete excess water.
Dysmenorrhea
Menstrual difficulties
Dyspnea
Difficulty breathing
HEENT
Head, eyes, ear, nose, & throat
Hematemesis
Vomiting of blood
Hematuria
Blood in urine
Hemoptysis
Coughing up blood
Intermittent Claudication
Calf pain while walking that subsides with rest
Nocturia
Excessive urination at night
Orthopnea
Difficulty breathing while lying supine
Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
Sudden onset of shortness of breath at night
Polyuria
Excessive urination
Primary problem
Underlying cause of patients symptoms
Referred pain
Pain felt at a location away from its source
Review of symptoms
A list of questions categorized by body system
Tenderness
Pain that is elicited through palpation
Tinnitus
Sensation of ringing in ears
3 techniques of history taking
*Set the stage
*Language & Communication
*Sensitive topics
Set the Stage
*read report/ Listen to information
*Avoid tunnel vision
*Establish first impression
*Proper use of questions
Language & Communication
*Facilitation-Express interest
*Reflection-Repeat pt words
*Clarification-Ask for specific detatils
*Empathy-Understand feelings of pt.
*Confrontation-Confront pt with observation
*Ask about feelings
Sensitive topics
*Be professional
O-Onset
P-Provacation/palliation
Q-Quality
R-Radiate/region
S-Severity
T-Time
A-Associated
S-Symptom
P-Pertinent
N-Negative
S-Sign/symptom
A-Allergies
M-Medication
P-Past History
L-Last intake, cycle, etc..
E-Event
H-Hobby
O-Occupation
T-Travel