Incomplete Medical History

The older your patients are, the more likely it is that their medical history is incomplete. Over the years, files get lost, memory gets fuzzy, and perhaps, records were never kept to begin with. When working with a patient without a complete and straightforward medical history, diagnoses and medications can be tricky. In a recent article, an elderly woman with deteriorating mental status and no access to her medical history was admitted by her children when her health started to fail. Read the full article, “Establishing a Treatment Plan for an Elder With a Complex and Incomplete Medical History and Multiple Medical Providers, Diagnoses, and Medications” for tips on how to handle situations that can make patient care more challenging.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s