DIAG 2725 Class Notes 1 - DIAG 2102 Diagnostic Impression...

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DIAG 2102 Diagnostic Impression – Until a final diagnostic conclusion can be made, there may be insufficient or inconclusive information available. However, the initial diagnostic impression should guide the doctor of chiropractic in decisions about further diagnostic evaluation, referral, or initiation of patient care. This diagnostic impression may be modified during the course of case management as a result of further evaluation, acquisition of additional information, changes in subjective complaints and objective findings or clinical responses to chiropractic care. (CCE Standards) The Role of Diagnosis in Chiropractic Management Doctors of chiropractic are primary health care providers. Their main focus is the body’s inherent power to adapt and reach homeostasis. CCE Doctors of chiropractic assess the structure of the spine and its effect on the function of the nervous system, and the role of that relationship in the restoration and maintenance of health. The primary chiropractic focus is to diagnose and correct vertebral subluxation. They possess case management skills for a variety of musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal presentations. They possess the clinical skills to identify non-symptomatic presentations. for possible co-management with or referral to another health care provider, for the patient’s best interest. CCE The Role of Diagnosis in Chiropractic Management Appropriateness for chiropractic care. Application of proper management plan Technique selection Formulation of prognosis Confer with another health care provider for co-management of referral.
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The History Structure of the History The most widely accepted structure of the history is as follows: 1. Chief Complaint 2. Present Problem 3. Past Medical History 4. Family History 5. Social History 6. Systems Review 1. Chief Complaint A brief statement of the reason the patient is seeking health care at that time. Direct quote is helpful. To further evaluate, this complaint is divided into the following categories: (OPQRST) a. Onset of the problem. b. Palliative or provocative factors (what makes it worse or better). c.
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course DIAG 2725 taught by Professor Williamkessel during the Winter '11 term at Life Chiropractic College West.

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DIAG 2725 Class Notes 1 - DIAG 2102 Diagnostic Impression...

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