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standard patient

, standardized patient
An actor who is trained to represent a patient during a clinical encounter with a health care provider. His or her performance is used in health care education to help trainees recognize the signs and symptoms of diseases and how to gather and relay information during a patient interview.
See also: patient
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The MDHAQ also includes three psychological items concerning sleep, anxiety, and depression (queried in the standard patient friendly HAQ format), not scored formally, a review of systems, medical history, fatigue VAS, queries about change in status, morning stiffness and exercise, and demographic data--within two sides of one page.
Use unit-dose drug systems in which drugs are packaged and labeled in standard patient doses.
All admitted patients received a standard patient evaluation and treatment plan; a gynecologic consultation within 24 hours; antibiotic therapy based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines; a social work consultation; and education about PID risk factors.
For the medical student or resident, the book offers an alternative to standard patient interviewing texts, perhaps more instructive as it deals with the way things (at least sometimes) are rather than the way they are supposed to be.
The company began its 20-year history specializing in bariatric medical equipment and has experienced growth alongside the obesity epidemic in America, but now serves standard patient populations as well in the U.
The new wipes are available in two convenient sizes, 6x7 for cleaning and disinfection of standard patient care equipment and smaller areas, and 11x12 size for larger area cleaning and disinfection of patient rooms, operating rooms, emergency rooms and other larger surface areas.
Hospitals hesitate to invest in multiple, fully-equipped critical care rooms in lieu of a standard patient room.
The clinical library usually includes the following elements: Procedure-specific informed consent documents; Patient education documents; Pre- and post-procedure patient instructions; A gallery of anatomical and procedure-specific images; Standard patient forms for use in the practice or hospital; Patient information sheets for prescription and over-the-counter medications.
The simulation group were trained using a patient simulator in a standard patient bed space in the surgical ICU.
Pincus T, Wolfe F: Patient questionnaires for clinical research and improved standard patient care: is it better to have 80% of the information in 100% of patients or 100% of the information in 5% of patients?
Two different recognized symptom questionnaires were used in the study: the Standard Patient Evaluation of Eye Dryness (SPEED) and the Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI).
Pincus T, Sokka T: Should contemporary rheumatoid arthritis clinical trials be more like standard patient care and vice versa?

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