Domestic Violence Mnemonic (Abuse) – Best USMLE Step 2 CS Mnemonics

Domestic Violence Mnemonic (Abuse Mnemonic):

Having trouble remembering all the important questions to ask during your patient encounter? Then try this Domestic Violence Mnemonic (Abuse) for USMLE Step 2 CS.

Domestic Violence Mnemonic - BEST USMLE Step 2 CS Mnemonics - Medical Institution

Domestic Violence Mnemonic – BEST USMLE Step 2 CS Mnemonics – Medical Institution

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION for Domestic Violence (Abuse):
NOTE: Make sure to wash your hands or wear gloves before you start physical examination. Make sure to ask for permission before you start each physical exam. Make sure to use proper draping (don’t forget to tie back patient’s gown). Make sure to explain each physical examination in layman’s term to your patient. Do NOT repeat painful maneuvers. 

  • Patient’s chief complaint is not going to abuse! Patient is going to come in with some other complaint. Make sure you check patients extremities for any signs of bruises.
DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS for Domestic Violence (Abuse):
  • The Differential diagnosis depends on how the case is presented. Look for patient who is anxious with evidence of bruises, who is most likely denies being abused and blames her bruises on herself falling or some kind of injury.
DIAGNOSTIC WORK UP for Domestic Violence (Abuse):
  • Diagnostic work up depends on your differential diagnosis.

 

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