Glossary of Paramedic- History taking
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- Active Listening
- Process of responding to your patients statement with words or gestures that demostrate your understanding.
- Chief complaint
- Reason ambulance was callled.
- An acute alteration in mental functioning that is often reversible.
- Deterioration of mental status, usually associated with a neurologic disease.
- A mood disorder characterized by hopelessness and maliaise.
- Differential field diagnosis
- List of possible causes for your patients symptoms
- Medication that stimulates the kidneys to excrete excess water.
- Menstrual difficulties
- Difficulty breathing
- Head, eyes, ear, nose, & throat
- Vomiting of blood
- Blood in urine
- Coughing up blood
- Intermittent Claudication
- Calf pain while walking that subsides with rest
- Excessive urination at night
- Difficulty breathing while lying supine
- Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
- Sudden onset of shortness of breath at night
- Excessive urination
- Primary problem
- Underlying cause of patients symptoms
- Referred pain
- Pain felt at a location away from its source
- Review of symptoms
- A list of questions categorized by body system
- Pain that is elicited through palpation
- Sensation of ringing in ears
- 3 techniques of history taking
- *Set the stage
*Language & Communication
- Set the Stage
- *read report/ Listen to information
*Avoid tunnel vision
*Establish first impression
*Proper use of questions
- Language & Communication
- *Facilitation-Express interest
*Reflection-Repeat pt words
*Clarification-Ask for specific detatils
*Empathy-Understand feelings of pt.
*Confrontation-Confront pt with observation
*Ask about feelings
- Sensitive topics
- *Be professional
L-Last intake, cycle, etc..
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