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Old 01-06-2013
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When SPs are sitting on the chair, will you ask them to sit on the bed and drape them first or you just let them sit on the chair and drape them and talk to you until you need to do PE?
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i think u would ask them to sit on the bed for the physical and drape them makes more sense. Or u could ask
them to sit
on the bed first before u begin and drape them...i would do it before the physical though.....because in fa it says u can do it before historytaking or after historytaking and before physical
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walk into room

1-- where is the patient sitting/standing??

ask yourself -- is this a PSY case where i dont need to do a physical??
(patient will be in regular clothes) -- no need to change position.


if not a PSY case : -- tell the patient:
"please have a seat" (pointing to the examination table)
(dont ask. "could you please take a seat/move here" cos if you ask you are giving them a chance to say no)


however..
if the patient still says : "im more comfortable sitting here" (which will be rare)
tell them " In order to help you with your complaints, I would have to examine you during the course of this visit. The physical exam would be more comfortable for you if you were seated here" (point to the examination table)


if the patient still says " i am more comfortable sitting here"

nod and say "Alright" and move on...
before the physical exam you can ask them again "i will be moving on to your physical exam now.." and ask them if they want to move onto the examination table then.
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