This is one thing I'm going to miss with electronic record, drawing pretty pictures. :(<br />
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Good guide! :)
    <blockquote>This is one thing I'm going to miss with electronic record, drawing pretty pictures. :(<br />
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    Good guide! :)</blockquote><br />
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    on the electronic record I saw them use you had all the fancy options- the notes were full of pictures but all with like "insert lungs" then the specific tools for marking what the lung sounds are like...
    <blockquote>This is one thing I'm going to miss with electronic record, drawing pretty pictures. :(<br />
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    Good guide! :)</blockquote><br />
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    Great guide<br />
    I am a very very creative person<br />
    Have written stories and songs and more recently, music. Used to draw create characters and so on.<br />
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    I am studying nursing. And it is not very creative. And I don't like that. I like looking after people, but not being abused by naughty patients who are psychotic or demented who hate me. It's a big wide world out there I've realised.<br />
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    I just want to draw pretty pictures. Sadly.
      <blockquote>Great guideI like looking after people, but not being abused by naughty patients who are psychotic or demented who hate me. It's a big wide world out there I've realised.</blockquote><br />
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      Just putting it out there, but doctors also get abused by naughty patients who are psychotic or demented who hate you. It's not that different to nursing in that sense.
        <blockquote>Just putting it out there, but doctors also get abused by naughty patients who are psychotic or demented who hate you. It's not that different to nursing in that sense.</blockquote><br />
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        +1<br />
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        i saw it in the hospital just the other night when two separate drugged/intoxicated patients abused a doctor just trying to help them out. Unfortunate though..
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    JeremiahGreenspoon
  • January 21, 2012
Glad to see your drawings and hand writing are as child-like as mine :)<br />
Enjoying the insights, thanks Matt.
    <blockquote>Glad to see your drawings and hand writing are as child-like as mine :)<br />
    Enjoying the insights, thanks Matt.</blockquote><br />
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    For a brief moment I wondered if I needed to be embarrassed about my writing and drawings, but then I thought about it and decided so long as their legible I'm doing pretty well. :p I embrace printing over cursive! :D
When reading charts this is the type of writing I prefer over cursive or random scrawl. <br />
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Mine looks similar to this actually too :p
  • Syn
    Syn
  • January 22, 2012
Great work! This is awesome!
    What do the top two mean? These remind me of those Gotcha puzzles with the pictures which symbolise words!
      <blockquote>What do the top two mean? These remind me of those Gotcha puzzles with the pictures which symbolise words!</blockquote><br />
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      The top left describes heart sounds I, and II and what you hear during systole or diastole. The top right is a pictorial depiction of the lower limbs. The plus signs at the knees and ankles represent reflex strength (++ = normal, + = reduced). The downward arrow represents the plantar reflex (which can be up or down, normal is down). Of note, +++ = hyperreflexic and (+) = only elicitable with reinforcement manoeuvres.
        <blockquote>The top left describes heart sounds I, and II and what you hear during systole or diastole. The top right is a pictorial depiction of the lower limbs. The plus signs at the knees and ankles represent reflex strength (++ = normal, + = reduced). The downward arrow represents the plantar reflex (which can be up or down, normal is down). Of note, +++ = hyperreflexic and (+) = only elicitable with reinforcement manoeuvres.</blockquote><br />
        You sound like a doctor now! I remember back in the day, a year or two ago, you didn't have that ...academic assuredness? Well done, am enjoying the pretty pictures and well-thought out explanations too. <br />
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        As a matter of interest, I know that nurses are authorised to write in the medical notes/clinical notes of patients, however are there any restrictions? Say 10 years from now I'm a CNS (Clinical Nurse Specialist) can I diagnose <span style="font-style:italic;">in the notes</span> or will that only be allowed with completion of NP?<br />
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        Sorry Matt. Probably irrelevant. Anyways...nice work!! :)
          [offtopic]It's not a matter of whether a nurse can diagnose or not, more that diagnosis, as a nurse, would be irrelevant to nursing note entries. Without trying to sound patronising, nobody would take any notice of it anyway. That's not a nurse's job.[/offtopic]
          <blockquote>[offtopic]It's not a matter of whether a nurse can diagnose or not, more that diagnosis, as a nurse, would be irrelevant to nursing note entries. Without trying to sound patronising, nobody would take any notice of it anyway. That's not a nurse's job.[/offtopic]</blockquote><br />
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          Feel free to sound patronising... I'm used to being patronised anyway! You're right though... diagnosing isn't a nurse's job, just like how assisting patients with their activities of dailing living such as eating and showering isn't the job of a doctor, I suppose. I should try to think things through more thoroughly before posting.<br />
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          Have you started working as a JMO yet Matt? How are you finding it?
We draw love hearts and then, ironically, the crossed line that you see on the lungs, to signify that the heart is fine (as in, not a broken heart)
    My first ever registrar was a cardiology advanced trainee and wrote like <3 reg as her title in the notes. A surgeon once asked what she'd write if she were a urologist :p
Im trying to understand how to write med notes for first year but this seems hard to understand - but awesome idea nonetheless :p
    <blockquote>Im trying to understand how to write med notes for first year but this seems hard to understand - but awesome idea nonetheless :p</blockquote><br />
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    As first years I imagine that we're still a fair way off being able to touch the medical records let alone write in them. By third year this is probably something we'll start facing I guess, each university and supervising reg will be different.
never would have guessed the top two lol
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    What do you like about this article? (yy) must means something...
      <blockquote>What do you like about this article? (yy) must means something...</blockquote><br />
      well i like this drawing coz i used to draw n remember things myself..... soo i like it... how he draws n remember things thats alll.. n its really easy to remember than reading whole book again :)
Lol, I agree with Shizzy...drawing diagrams by hand is so much easier without electronic devices.
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    pi
  • February 10, 2014
Thanks for this, helped me out today haha :D
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