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Med Term Chp 2

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What is the SOAP method It is an acronym for the four different types of information documented by providers in a medical note
What does the S in SOAP stand for? S= Subjective; what the patient states
What does the O in SOAP stand for? O= Objective; what the test reveal about the patient
What does the A in SOAP stand for? A= Assessment - putting things together, the overall health status of the patient
What does the P in SOAP stand for? P= Plan; the next step of action for the patient
Auscultation Listening with a stethoscope
Percussion a diagnostic procedure designed to determine the density of a body part by the sound produced by tapping the surface with the fingers
Differential Diagnosis (DDx) A rule out, or an attempt to determine which one of the several diseases can be causing the signs and symptoms that are present
Morbidity the risk for being sick or diseased
Sequelae a problem resulting from a disease or injury
Created by: C_Good12