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Question The use of Blue Sheet in the CS Exam

This may be a silly question, but I am planning how I will organize what I will be writing on the blue sheet given to us to jot down notes during the history/interview:

Is the blue sheet just a blank sheet of paper, or does it have lines, or is it a graph paper?

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Blank paper and it has 1 of 12, 2 of 12 etc written on the bottom. So you know which patient this is. Hope this helps
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Blank paper and it has 1 of 12, 2 of 12 etc written on the bottom. So you know which patient this is. Hope this helps
Dr. Laura,

Thanks for replying.

Would you mind telling me if you took a minute after the encounter began to write (either liqora/pamhugfoss or differential dx)?

Any tips? :sorry:

I'm freaking out!

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Dr. Laura,

Thanks for replying.

Would you mind telling me if you took a minute after the encounter began to write (either liqora/pamhugfoss or differential dx)?

Any tips? :sorry:

I'm freaking out!

Thanks again!
Yes I did take a minute to do this... I will say that most IMGs were very close on time. They would always rush out right when the announcement said they had to leave came over the load speaker. Time yourself so that you have time to do this
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Hi, so after finishing PE we can take one minute to brief up our PN before starting typing. Will they cut down our typing time. im in confused state please explain to me . thank you very much
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Hi, so after finishing PE we can take one minute to brief up our PN before starting typing. Will they cut down our typing time. im in confused state please explain to me . thank you very much
No, we're talking about taking a minute before you enter the room. DO NOT take a minute of your typing time. As soon as you walk out... Start typing!
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Just took it last week, the blue paper has some writing at the top and bottom. Your writing space will be about 80% of a blank sheet of paper.

As for writing after the PE, do not waste time doing that. Once you leave the room, do everything on the comp! There will be some cases where time will be tight for the PN.
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Yes I did take a minute to do this... I will say that most IMGs were very close on time. They would always rush out right when the announcement said they had to leave came over the load speaker. Time yourself so that you have time to do this

I have a Q:

What are we aloud to write on these blue sheets? Can we write history or keep all in our mind? I guess that for PE we can't write but for the history part... What are we aloud to write?

Thank you in advance...
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I have a Q:

What are we aloud to write on these blue sheets? Can we write history or keep all in our mind? I guess that for PE we can't write but for the history part... What are we aloud to write?

Thank you in advance...

You can write anything you want on the blue sheet, there are no restrictions.
I just had a few mnemonics that I wrote on there before I went in, and then filled in things while I was taking the history.
Some people also write a differential on there based on the doorway information (before they walk in the room).
Of course, you can also record your PE findings on there if you want, but it makes more sense to just leave the room and start typing away on the computer, as that would take time off your PN.
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