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  #21

FOR all Discharges.... including Diarrhoea,Cough ...............ACCOD

A-amount
C -consistency
C- color
O- odor
D- duration




  #22

Depression.SIGEMCAPS

S-sleep
I-interest
G-guilt,gun
E-energy
M-mood
C-concentration
A-appetite
P-psycomotor
S-suicide


  #23

fatigue...IMP ADH
I-infectin
M -malignancy
P-ptsd
A-abuse
D-depression
H-hypothyroidism


  #24

Depression.SIGEMCAPS

S-sleep
I-interest
G-guilt,gun
E-energy
M-mood
C-concentration
A-appetite
P-psycomotor
S-suicide

want to add few more to these.......

M- mood ( already in list )
D - Delusion / hallucination
M - memory
A- attitude towards life ( positive negative frame of mind)
T - thyroid dysfunctions

also need to ask ----- do u realize that u have problem ?????

and do u want help ??????
( if patient was sent or asked by anyone to consult doc )


  #25

For Spousal abuse, I have read the acronym SAFEGARDS some where.Can some complete it for me or give more add ons
S= Safety inquiry (Do you feel safe at home?)
A= Alchol abuse (does your hubby abuses alchol?)
F= Friends/Family who are aware/Fractures ( Dos any1 f ur friend/Fx knw f dis/Abuse ever resulted in fractures?
E=Emergency plan (do u hav an emergency plan?/Ever tried to leave/divorce? why not?
G=Guns at home (are dere any weapons @ home?
A=????
R=Relationships with husband (how is ur relationship wid hubby? --> do you feel threatened wen he is around?
D=Depression/Drugs (hav u lost wt appetite sleep ) does hubby dos drugs
S=Suicidal ideation (ever felt like ending it all up? )


  #26

Insomnia counselling =ABCDEFGHJKLMN
Avoid
Bedtime
Concerns (worries)
Drugs (nicotine/caffeine/Alcohol)
Excercise/Excitement (TV Shows)

Follow
Good
Habits for sleep.
Jetlag
Keep
List (Diary)
Monitor
Naps (day time)



  #27

Enuresis Counselling = SMILE SAM
Supportive (of the child)
Monitor Intake (@ Day)
Limit (@ Night)
Encourage Washroom( @ bedtime)
Sheets ( Rubber flannel sheets)
Alarms ( >5yrs )
Motivate (thru Rewards)

Conselling DM & HTN= MEDOWS
Medications (regularity)
Excercise ( for obese/sedentary life styles)
Diet Modification( Salt/Fatty foods)
Opthalmoscopic exams (annual routine)
Weight Management (/control)
Suger Check ups


  #28

Any one knows of any good smoking cessation counselling pnemonic ,please add.


  #29

Dr.FranK,dont know any for smoking ,but these r awasome,thanks


  #30

Thanks Smal, if they work for you , goodluck.I thought of another one.Its helpful for me hope it comes good to you.
Smoking Cessation counselling = SPANCSTER
Stressor ( any stress in life/tension etc )
Problems ( Heart /Lung/ CA)
Advantages ( Improved breathing & Increased energy)
Nicotine Patch ( I can offer you reading materials )
Counsellors ( I can refer u/ give # )
Support systems ( I can refer u /give #)
Taper down ( if u cant do cold turkey den just taper down a bit)
Excercise Programs ( eg Swimming )
Rewards ( reward urself, treat urself with a dinner 4m money saved off of quitting)



  #31

in one of links for abuse mneumonics SAFEGARDS A---- afraid of any one ( hubby)???

i guess u need to ask Alcohol and Drugs use by both patient and hubby( any person abusing ) ......



  #32

I am trying to make one for STD / HIV counselling , if someone has one plz post. Or can give some short points and we all can do possible add ons/subtractions and find one.Thanks


  #33

STD / HIV Counselling
STRIP BIMBO !
SAFE SEXUAL PRACTICES
TRANSMISSION ( to partners )
RISKS ( acquiring more STD's)
IMMUNIZATIONS ( for Influenza/ Pneumococcal )
PREVENTION COUNSELLING ( REFER TO SW /CAN GIVE #)
BEHAVIOUR COUNSELLING (REFER / CAN GIVE #)
INTERVENTIONAL COUNSELLING ( REFER /CAN GIVE #)
MEDICATIONS
BARRIER METHODS (CONDOMS
OPPURTUNISTIC INFECTIONS/OBSERVATION (FOR LABS)



  #34

HOPI For A CC OF URINARY COMPLAINT
(b)FINISHED PUBS(/b)
Frequency ( How frequent do u Ux)
Incontinence( Do u hav trouble holding Ux)
Nocturia ( do u hav 2 wak up @ Night)
Incomplete emptying ( do u feel fullnes after Ux)
Stream (How is ur stream?)
Hematuria ( did u notic any blood)
Hesitancy (do u hav 2 wait b4 starting Ux)
Dysuria (Did u hav diff Ux)
Pyuria ( did u pus in Ux)
Urgency (do u hav 2 rush)
Burning (dysuria) (does it burn)
Strain (Do u hav to strain during Ux)




  #35

CC of Memory Loss/Dementia/Alzheimers/MID/Creutfeldt jakob/Pseudotumor cerebrii etc
HOPI Particularts to ask -ADL = Activities of daily living = DEATH

Dressing
Eating
Ambulation (can u find ur way thru home)
Toiletry (do u manage ur toiletry un assisted)
Housing
IADL - Instrumental acitivities of daily living =SHAFT
Shopping
Housekeeping? unsure about that
Accounting
Food (do u do ur cooking ,etc)
Transportation (do u drive )


  #36

Shoulder pain case ( I read this one somewhere)
DEFORMS
Dislocation ( Ant/Post)
Elderly Abuse
Fracture ( Head/Shaft)
Osteoporosis /Osteoarthritis
Rotator Cuff Tear
Multiple myeloma
Subacromial Bursitis

OBESITY
OBESITY-DISC
Osteoarthritis
Breathing problems
Excess Cholestrol
Sleep Apnea
Increased Incidence Ca's (Endomet/Breast/Colon)
Type 2 DM
hYpertension
Depression
Incontinence
Stress
Cholelithiasis/Cycle disturbances/Cardiac


  #37

Dr.FranK wrote:
HOPI For A CC OF URINARY COMPLAINT
FINISHED PUBS
Frequency ( How frequent do u Ux)
Incontinence( Do u hav trouble holding Ux)
Nocturia ( do u hav 2 wak up @ Night)
Incomplete emptying ( do u feel fullnes after Ux)
Stream (How is ur stream?)
Hematuria ( did u notic any blood)
Hesitancy (do u hav 2 wait b4 starting Ux)
Dysuria (Did u hav diff Ux)
Pyuria ( did u pus in Ux)
Urgency (do u hav 2 rush)
Burning (dysuria) (does it burn)
Strain (Do u hav to strain during Ux)





  #38

Psychiatric Hx Checklist

MISS SPEARS PAD MATCHED

Mood, Idea ( abt de problem?), Stress, Support, Sleep ,Plan,Energy ,Aims, Routine , Suicide, Pills (drugs),Apetite ,Duration,Memory, Alone,Concentration, Hopes, Hallucinations , Delusions



  #39

Obesity counseling

ABCDEF

Avoid Advice (Eg.Sedentary/Steroids) /Advantages Advice (Low Heart/Brain/Ca etc risk)

Books (self help reading material)

Counseling/Consult/ Cholesterol checks

Dietitian

Exercise
Fatty Food (cut backs)


  #40

Syncope/ Loss of Consciousness/Spells

CAMPUS
  • CAD
  • Arrythmias/ Aortic Stenosis
  • Migraine/ Meds
  • Psychiatric /Personality disorder( hyperventilation)
  • Unexplained Syncope
  • Seizures/Strokes








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