focused history and physical examination

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fo·cused his·to·ry and phy·si·cal ex·am·i·na·tion

(fō'kŭst his'tŏr-ē fiz'i-kăl eg-zam'i-nā'shŭn)
The second stage of patient assessment conducted by prehospital providers after the initial assessment of the stable responsive patient designed to identify additional injuries or conditions requiring emergency intervention.
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focused history and physical examination



In emergency medicine, a combination of appropriate questions (SAMPLE, History, and OPQRST) and physical examination directed to the specific body system (cardiopulmonary, neurological, musculoskeletal) that an EMS provider suspects may be causing a patient's presenting problem. The assessment is conducted after the primary assessment has been completed and differs for medical or trauma patients.
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