What Does SOAP Stand For
SUBJECTIVE — The initial portion of the SOAP note format consists of subjective observations. These are symptoms the patient verbally expresses or as stated by a significant other. These subjective observations include the patient's descriptions of pain or discomfort, the presence of nausea or dizziness, when the problem first started, and a multitude of other descriptions of dysfunction, discomfort, or illness the patient describes.
2. OBJECTIVE — The next part of the format is the objective observation. These objective observations include symptoms that can actually be measured, seen, heard, touched, felt, or smelled. Included in objective observations are vital signs such as temperature, pulse, respiration, skin color, swelling and the results of diagnostic tests.
3. ASSESSMENT — Assessment follows the objective observations. Assessment is the diagnosis of the patient's condition. In some cases the diagnosis may be clear, such as a contusion. However, an assessment may not be clear and could include several diagnosis possibilities.
4. PLAN — The last part of the SOAP note is the health care provider's plan. The plan may include laboratory and/or radiological tests ordered for the patient, medications ordered, treatments performed (e.g., minor surgery procedure), patient referrals (sending patient to a specialist), patient disposition (e.g., home care, bed rest, short-term, long-term disability, days excused from work, admission to hospital), patient directions (e.g. elevate foot, RTO 1 week), and follow-up directions for the patient
What IS a SOAP Note
The SOAP note format is used to standardize medical evaluation entries made in clinical records. The SOAP note is written to facilitate improved communication among all involved in caring for the patient and to display the assessment, problems and plans in an organized format
Components of a SOAP Note
The four components of a SOAP note are Subjective, Objective, Assessment, and Plan. The length and focus of each component of a SOAP note varies depending on the specialty; for instance, a surgical SOAP note will generally be much briefer than a psychiatric SOAP note, and will focus on issues that relate to post-surgical status.
This describes the patient's current condition in narrative form. The history or state of experienced symptoms are recorded in the patient's own words.
It will include all pertinent and negative symptoms under review of body systems in addition pertinent medical history, surgical history, family history, social history along with current medications and allergies are also recorded.
A SAMPLE history is one method of obtaining this information from a patient.
If this is the first time a doctor is seeing a patient, they will take a History of Present Illness or HPI. To structure this portion of the note, you can use another mnemonic: OLD CHARTS, as in what would you find if you looked at the patient's "old chart"
CHaracter (sharp, dull, etc)
Temporal pattern (every morning, all day, etc)
The objective component includes:
Findings from physical examinations, such as posture, bruising, and abnormalities
Results from laboratory tests
Measurements, such as age and weight of the patient.
Is a quick summary of the patient with main symptoms/diagnosis including a differential diagnosis, a list of other possible diagnoses usually in order of most likely to least likely. When used in a Problem Oriented Medical Record, relevant problem numbers or headings are included as subheadings in the assessment
This is what the health care provider will do to treat the patient's concerns. This should address each item of the differential diagnosis. A note of what was discussed or advised with the patient as well as timings for further review or follow-up may also be included. Often the Assessment and Plan sections are grouped together.
SOAP Notes facilitate better medical care when used in the patient's record and provide for far greater review and quality control. SOAP Note Documentation of patient complaints and treatment should be consistent, concise and comprehensive.
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