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Chapter-18 History Collection

BOOK TITLE: Pocket Clinical Guide for Nursing Students

Author
1. Prakash P
ISBN
9789352701933
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14242_19
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
5
Author Affiliations
1. College of Nursing, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India
Chapter keywords
History collection, patient profile, chief complaint, medical history, present surgical history, past surgical history, cold spa

Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to focus on the history. This chapter covers the patient profile, chief complaints (on the day of care), present medical history, description of chief complaints (cold spa), past medical history, present surgical history, past surgical history, family history, socioeconomic history, and personal history. Onset of illness, duration, treatment done before admission, treatment provided in the present hospital. Chief complaints (cold spa) include character, onset, location, duration, severity, pattern, associated factor.

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