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Problem Focused Exam
 

 

The Problem Focused Exam is the least intensive exam. We recommend using the 1997 physical exam rules.

1997 Problem Focused Exam

One to five bullets from one or more organ systems

Example

Vitals: 120/80, 88, 98.6
General appearance: NAD, conversant
Lungs: CTA
CV: RRR, no MRGs

(1 bullet for three vital signs)
(1 bullet for general appearance)
(1 bullet for auscultation of lungs)
(1 bullet for auscultation of the heart)

Total Bullets = four (although only one to five bullets are required)
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