Charting - for dummies...

  1. 0 Is there a book out there that will go through a step-by-step assessment and provide you with the typical verbiage used in the clinical setting...

    I can write exactly what I have observed but I would like to be able to document it properly
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  3. Visit  sander1x profile page

    About sander1x

    From 'Bonney Lake, Washignton'; Joined Sep '11; Posts: 5; Likes: 1.

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  4. Visit  GrnTea profile page
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    Use ADPIE or SOAP-- you can't go wrong c that.
    Also, your faculty should be able to give you sample charting as part of your learning lab experience.
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  5. Visit  hodgieRN profile page
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    There are some great videos on youtube for clinical assessment if you want a few extra pointers.
  6. Visit  Nicole1354 profile page
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    Quote from GrnTea
    Use ADPIE or SOAP-- you can't go wrong c that.
    Also, your faculty should be able to give you sample charting as part of your learning lab experience.
    I'm just curious, what is SOAP. (I'm only 4 weeks into my first semester)

  7. Visit  WoundedBird profile page
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    S - subjective (what you see - swelling, discoloration, deformity, any other 'first impressions' like how they walked in or how they're laying.)
    O - objective (measurements, what the pt reports like pain number and description (sharp, burning...), anything else the pt says
    A - assessment (should be self explanatory, but I've only done athletic training SOAP notes, so I would put my ddx here like wrist sprain vs distal radius fx - not sure how this is done in the nursing world, but ask me in 8 months and I'll know)
    P - plan (what you're going to do immediately, what's already been done, follow up details)

    Hope this helps a bit!!
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  8. Visit  mariebailey profile page
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  9. Visit  nay08 profile page
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    I thought objective is what you see (observe) and subjective is what the patient says
  10. Visit  WoundedBird profile page
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    I think I did flip S and O around now that I did a mock SOAP note in my head for the first time in 6+ months. Sorry about that...had a looong week.
  11. Visit  Nicole1354 profile page
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    Quote from KAR813
    S - subjective (what you see - swelling, discoloration, deformity, any other 'first impressions' like how they walked in or how they're laying.)
    O - objective (measurements, what the pt reports like pain number and description (sharp, burning...), anything else the pt says
    A - assessment (should be self explanatory, but I've only done athletic training SOAP notes, so I would put my ddx here like wrist sprain vs distal radius fx - not sure how this is done in the nursing world, but ask me in 8 months and I'll know)
    P - plan (what you're going to do immediately, what's already been done, follow up details)

    Hope this helps a bit!!
    Thanks so much
  12. Visit  bigsick_littlesick profile page
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    There's also DAR, Data, Action, Response (pt's). My hospital uses SBAR though, which I like.
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  13. Visit  GrnTea profile page
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    Subjective: These are feelings, opinions. "Pt states he feels weak and dizzy and has pain in LUQ." "Mother says baby isn't feeding well." "Cat isn't grooming herself, paces as if she has pain." (Guess what I've been doing the last month... )
    Objective: Data that can be measured-- VS, physical examination findings, labs, diagnostic imaging, I&O, etc.
    Assessment: So, whaddaya think about all that? What's your diagnosis?
    Plan: And what are you going to do about it?


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