Providing clinical practice in the art of performing H&Ps through the use of flow models, this workbook encourages students to avoid memorization and develop a logical approach to patients’ chief complaints by allowing them to partner up as patient and "provider."
In the first clinical practice section, entitled History Taking, the patient presents his/her complaint, and the provider asks the questions necessary to discovering the underlying problem. The second clinical practice section, Physical Examination, teaches students how to perform a detailed examination by guiding them through a problem-specific examination of the human body--where they often discover true pathology. After completing this workbook, students will be better prepared not only for practical boards, but for actual patient encounters. Key Features
- History Section: Teaches how to take accurate, detailed histories
- Physical Examination Section: Detailed, logical flows break the body down into sections
- Comprehensive Flows: Bring the histories and the physical examinations together concisely, allowing students to develop the ability to extract only those parts of the exam that are specific to the presenting problem
- The first and only history and physical workbook to follow the new Osteopathic Board Practical
- Board questions are highlighted
- Humor and true life stories are used to orient students to the reality of clinical patient-provider interactions.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Interviewing as Art
Chapter 2: History Taking
Chapter 3: The History Flows
Chapter 4: Physical Examination Flows
Chapter 5: Comprehensive Flows
Chapter 6: Order Writing
Appendix A: Documentation Samples
Appendix B: Common Medical Abbreviations
About the Author(s)
Mark Kauffman, DO, DO - Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Gannon University
Michele Roth-Kauffman, JD, MPAS, PA-C - Gannon University
Michele Roth-Kauffman is a graduate of the St. Francis University, Loretto, PA, Physician Assistant Program and Duquesne University Law School. Ms. Roth-Kauffman became interested in legal issues while working as a Physician Assistant in surgery. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the Ohio Supreme Court. She is also a volunteer attorney with Northwest Legal Services and frequently lectures Physician Assistants on legal medical issues.