by Maitry Patel, PA-S2,
McMaster PAEP Class of 2014
Acknowledgements: Thank you to Jacob Eappen, PA-S2, McMaster PAEP Class of 2014, for his valuable and constructive suggestions during the planning and development of this guideline. Editing provided by Jessica O'Neil, PA-S1, McMaster PAEP Class of 2015, was greatly appreciated.
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2. Local Anesthetic:
7. Genitourinary and Women’s Health:
10. Injections and Cannulation:
Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Breast
Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology
Greet the patient. Assess their general physical appearance
History of present illness
Past medical history including surgical history
Medications and allergies
Relevant social history
Please bear in mind that with most clinics using electronic medical records, the patient’s demographics, PMHx, FHx, and allergies may already be in the system. It may be useful for some patients to update their social history, or medication list during their visit.
Lastly, take a moment or two to review the patient's previous charts/EMR to have a clearer idea of the patient's background and previous visits but don't let that bias or cloud any new complaints brought in by the patient.