Hoarseness Mnemonic – Best USMLE Step 2 CS Mnemonics

Hoarseness Mnemonic:

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

Hoarseness mnemonic - BEST USMLE Step 2 CS Mnemonics - Medical Institution

Hoarseness mnemonic – BEST USMLE Step 2 CS Mnemonics – Medical Institution

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION for Hoarseness mnemonic
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.

  • HEENT: Inspect conjunctivae, mouth, throat, lymph nodes and thyroid gland
  • Pulmonary exam: Auscultation
  • Cardiovascular exam: Auscultation
  • Abdominal exam: Auscultation, palpation
  • Extremities: Inspection, DTRs
DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS for Hoarseness mnemonic
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Vocal cord polyps/Nodules 
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Mitral valve stenosis
DIAGNOSTIC WORKUP for Hoarseness mnemonic
  • CBC
  • TSH
  • Cardiac Echocardiogram
  • Laryngoscopy
  • CT scan of chest and neck

 

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