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Emergency Medicine Patient Presentation: Relevant Factors

by Julianna Jung, MD, FACEP
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    The lecture Emergency Medicine Patient Presentation: Relevant Factors by Julianna Jung, MD, FACEP is from the course Emergency Medicine: General Topics.


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    1. Differentials are prioritized by likelihood
    2. EM is focused on a specific presenting problem
    3. It is limited to a single chief complaint
    4. The emphasis is on the immediate plan of management
    5. The definitive diagnosis may be unknown
    1. Extraneous details
    2. Pertinent positives
    3. Pertinent negatives
    4. Linear illness narrative
    5. Chief complaint
    1. History of Present Illness
    2. Relevant physical examination
    3. Relevant past history
    4. Clinical data
    5. Assessment and plan
    1. Conduct a thorough physical examination of an acutely ill patient prior to initiating resuscitation
    2. Examine all organ systems implicated in the current problem
    3. Emphasize findings that point toward or away from life-threatening problems
    4. Describe findings clearly and succinctly
    5. Include description of severity
    1. Summary statement
    2. ‘Worst first’ diagnoses
    3. Benign diagnoses
    4. Ancillary tests needed
    5. Disposition of the patient
    1. Omit ancillary tests with pending results
    2. Describe relevant findings from tests
    3. Give specific values for key findings
    4. Avoid creating a laundry list of all findings
    5. Prioritize what is important

    Author of lecture Emergency Medicine Patient Presentation: Relevant Factors

     Julianna Jung, MD, FACEP

    Julianna Jung, MD, FACEP


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