M Learning History Taking and Physical Examination
Now that you have surveyed the tasks ahead, the overviews of the health history and physical examination, and the patient record of Mrs. N, you are ready to turn to the chapters on history taking and physical examination. Chapter 18, Clinical Reasoning, Assessment, and Plan, provides more comprehensive information on how to formulate your Assessment and Plan, the final steps of patient assessment, and the remaining two sections of the written record. In Chapter 18 you will also find guidelines for documentation and the assessment and plan for Mrs. N. The rewards of mastering the skills of patient assessment lie just ahead!
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