Hx: Doctoring I

Some helpful mnemonics

  • CC
  • HPI “Socrates
    • S - Site
    • O - Onset
    • C - Character
    • R - Radiation
    • A - Associations
    • T - Time Course
    • E - Exacerbate / Alleviate
    • S - Severity (1 - 10)
  • Hx “SMASH FM”
    • S - Surgical Hx
    • M - Medical Hx
    • A - Allergies
    • S - Social Hx “SAD ONE”
      • S - Smoke?
      • A - Alcohol?
      • D - Drugs?
      • O - Occupation
      • N - Nutrition
      • E - Exercise
    • H - Hospitalizations?
    • F - Family Hx
    • M - Medications

The social hx isn’t a complete history but hits the big points, e.g. you might also ask about sexual history and living situation.

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