I’m stuck on a Nursing question and need an explanation.
Since nearly 80% of a diagnosis is derived from the patient’s history, developing the skills to take a good history is imperative for new NPs. Utilizing the POLDCARTS mnemonic when taking a patient’s history of present illness (HPI) will improve the quality of the history.
Review this week’s POLDCARTS lecture to guide you in completing the assignment.
Review A Practical Guide to Clinical Medicine from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.
Conduct a patient interview on a peer or family member using a chief complaint of your choosing.
Write a 90-word HPI write-up on your patient in paragraph format incorporating all components of the POLDCARTS mnemonic