This morning in physical diagnosis class, we had our first practical. It covered all aspects of taking a thorough case history on a patient. For an entire week, we discussed the importance of taking an extensive case history and all the components of the case history, so that by the time the practical rolled around today, it seemed easy! During the practical, we each took the doctor role and did a complete case history on a patient (upper-trimester students filling in) from memory. It went great, and I am so glad that we got a chance to master this skill before moving onto the next big idea, which will be taking blood pressure and vitals. I feel like I will learn a lot in this class!
Lacey Pletchette, 5th trimester student