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Illness scripts what we need to emphasize in clinical training by rcentor on April 27, 2014 In medicine we develop illness scripts, that is, a virtual list of historical features, physical examination findings, laboratory data and imaging...Major
Admission Diagnosis CAP high probability of error by rcentor on November 19, 2013 Our residents know that I get excited when they present a patient with a presumed diagnosis of community acquired pneumonia...Second, in my experience, these patients
Learning to think like an expert physician module #1 by rcentor on April 12, 2013 Readers know that one of my passions involves the diagnostic process. As I write often, diagnosis is job #1. If we fail to make the proper diagnosis, then no
To become a great diagnostician unleash your inner Columbo by rcentor on December 27, 2012 I worry...My wife, she says to me, "you know, you can really be pain."Ransom For A Dead Man "Lt. Columbo: You have to forgive me, it's not me, it's my mind, it'
Our thought processes step 1 problem representation by rcentor on July 12, 2012 The night float resident presents a 47-year-old man who came to the emergency department early this morning for right elbow pain and swelling. He provides a story of
The importance of intuition system 1 thinking by rcentor on January 31, 2012 When discussing cognition intuition does not refer to ESP, rather definition #3 in dictionary.com - a keen and quick insight. Physicians use this form of intuition often.
Educational Strategies to Promote Clinical Diagnostic Reasoning Novices have two problems, not knowing how to create a problem representation and not having a collection of illness scripts. As we improve diagnostically, we expand our ability to