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* Mnemonics for USMLE Step 2 CS cases
 #391105  
  meduploader - 03/10/09 00:56
 
  HPI (history of present illness)

Ask for: LIQOR AAA

L Location of the symptom (forehead, wrist…)
I Intensity of the symptom (scale 1-10, 6/10)
Q Quality of the symptom (burning, pulsating pain…)
O Onset of the symptom + precipitating factors
R Radiation of the symptom ( to left shoulder and arm)
A Associated symptoms ( palpitations, shortness of breath)
A Alleviating factors (sitting with my chest on my knees)
A Aggravating factors (effort, smoking, large meals)

PMH (past medical history)

Search for: PAM HUGS FOSS

P Previous presence of the symptom (same chief complaint)
A Allergies (drugs, foods, chemicals, dust …)
M Medicines (any drugs the patient used)
H Hospitalization for any illness in the past
U Urinary changes ( esp if diabetic, elderly…)
G Gastrointestinal complains (diet changes, bowel movements…)
S Sleep pattern (waking up/going to sleep…)

F Family history (simmilar chief complaints/serious illness)
O OB/GYN history (LMP, abortions, para…)
S Sexual habits (active/preferences/STD…)
S Social life (job/house/smoking/alcohol…..)


Pain history checklist
mnemonic:CLITORIS:
Character
Location
Intensity
Timing
Onset
Radiating
Irritating and relieving factors
Symptoms associated





 
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* Re:Mnemonics for USMLE Step 2 CS cases
#1681626
  meduploader - 03/10/09 00:57
 
  Differential diagnosis checklist

mnemonic:DIRECTION:
Drugs
Infection
Rheumatologic
Endocrine
Cardiovascular
Trauma
Inflammatory
Other
Neoplasm

 
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* Re:Mnemonics for USMLE Step 2 CS cases
#1681627
  meduploader - 03/10/09 00:57
 
  For Social History

mnemonic:TIA SHOE

T obacco

I llicit drigs

A lcohol

S exual

H ouse life

O ccupation

E ating (diet)

 
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* Re:Mnemonics for USMLE Step 2 CS cases
#1681628
  meduploader - 03/10/09 00:58
 
  premenopausal symptoms

mnemonic:HAVOC

H- hotflahes
A-atropy of vagina
V-vaginal dryness
O- osteoporosis
C- coronary artery diseases

 
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* Re:Mnemonics for USMLE Step 2 CS cases
#1681630
  meduploader - 03/10/09 00:58
 
  Depression.

mnemonic:SIGEMCAPS

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

 
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* Re:Mnemonics for USMLE Step 2 CS cases
#1681631
  meduploader - 03/10/09 00:59
 
  Fatigue…

mnemonic:IMP ADH

I-infectin
M -malignancy
P-ptsd
A-abuse
D-depression
H-hypothyroidism

 
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* Re:Mnemonics for USMLE Step 2 CS cases
#1681632
  meduploader - 03/10/09 00:59
 
  Insomnia counselling

mnemonic=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)

 
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* Re:Mnemonics for USMLE Step 2 CS cases
#1681633
  meduploader - 03/10/09 01:00
 
  Enuresis Counselling

mnemonic= SMILE SAM

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

 
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* Re:Mnemonics for USMLE Step 2 CS cases
#1681634
  meduploader - 03/10/09 01:01
 
  Conselling DM & HTN

mnemonic= MEDOWS

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

 
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* Re:Mnemonics for USMLE Step 2 CS cases
#1681635
  meduploader - 03/10/09 01:02
 
  Smoking Cessation counselling

mnemonic= 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)

 
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* Re:Mnemonics for USMLE Step 2 CS cases
#1681636
  meduploader - 03/10/09 01:03
 
  STD / HIV Counselling


mnemonic: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)

 
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