ok this is the deal..........something happened at work that caused a huge problem with the transfer of a patient. i'll explain later....after i view the poll.
[b]well there is not enough room to explain it, in the poll question. a patient comes in, and you are asking them about their medical history. you ask if they have any of the following: chf, mi, copd, seizures, etc. all you have is a check box by each condition, and youn check it if they do have the condition. if the patient is unsure, or unclear on whether they have the condition; do you check the box or not?
Dec 19, '01
I would first try to explain what the condition was a little more if they actually said they did not know. I would check their med list for any clues, but a lot of the common siezure meds are also used for other conditions. After explaining a little more in depth what the condition was i.e. passing out, uncontrolled shaking, loss of time and reviewed the meds, then I would check "no" or write next to it, if the patient was still unclear "I don't know".
This of course is taking for granted that the patient is A & O x 3 with no ETOH on board and no chance of recent head injury. In these cases it is a different story all together.
Last edit by wildtime88 on Dec 19, '01