July 2012 archive

Jul 22 2012

Charcot’s Triad Mnemonic

The components of Charcot’s triad are very high yield on the boards and are important to know on hospital rotations as well. In order to remember what the three signs/symptoms are and what they help to diagnose, all you need to look at are the first three letters! ChArcot’s Triad is for Ascending Cholangitis. CHArcot’s …

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Jul 15 2012

How to Write a SOAP Note or Progress Note

Sample SOAP Progress Note Template

A SOAP Note, aka Progress Note is the daily record of a patient’s time in the hospital. SOAP is a mnemonic to remember the different components of this note. It stands for Subjective, Objective, Assessment, and Plan. The Subjective section is for everything the patient tells you, the Objective section is for documenting your findings …

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