Originally Posted by chienpolska
1.)anyone here has similar problems as titled? Now the new PN I have to write more history finding and physical exam, I have problem in finishing it on time.
2.) for the new PN, if there is depression case, do we still have to write " something" on physical exam findings in DDx given that we put Mini Mental status exam as workup? Or in that case we have to do mini mental status exam on physical exam? So we have something to write in DDx physical exam findings?
Practicing it is the ONLY way that you can get any better at it. After each case, just practice writing your notes. Eventually, you will get better at it. Use FA as a guide as to how to word some of the statements. Be familiar with the abbreviations.
Do a very quick MME. I believe FA has some examples as to what to ask and what to put in the PN. Mini mental exam can be done right after you are done taking the history, before you move on to physical exam. Yes, for the new format - I believe you do have to support your Ddx with history and PE findings.