Feb 13, 2020

Take a New Orthopedic Patient History

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# Gauge level of pain by asking for a number from 1-10. Make sure to have the patient describe their pain using words like throbbing, sharp, dull, etc. Ask if the pain worsens with certain activities, or how long it has been occuring. Ask if it is bilateral or only on one side of the body.
 
# Gauge level of pain by asking for a number from 1-10. Make sure to have the patient describe their pain using words like throbbing, sharp, dull, etc. Ask if the pain worsens with certain activities, or how long it has been occuring. Ask if it is bilateral or only on one side of the body.
 
# Ask patient about what they are currently doing to manage their pain. Have they taken any pain medications? If it is an injury, are they using a splint or cast? If it is a chronic issue, have they been doing any exercises or attending physical therapy?
 
# Ask patient about what they are currently doing to manage their pain. Have they taken any pain medications? If it is an injury, are they using a splint or cast? If it is a chronic issue, have they been doing any exercises or attending physical therapy?
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#Ask if they have any other concerns or history they would like to share. For example, if they fell on their right hip recently but they have had left hip replacement surgery at another hospital in the past, this would not be on their file. However it is important for the provider to know, so do your job thoroughly and accurately to note these details for them!
   
 
=== Taking Patient History ===
 
=== Taking Patient History ===


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