It’s boring stuff. I know. But it is important. It is important to know how to properly document issues for your guys. It’s important to know how to write a medical note properly on a SF600 in order to help your team.

This video is a quick 6 minute powerpoint (I know!) presentation that teaches you how to think. It teaches you how to approach the note. It teaches you how to write better notes that don’t waste your team’s time. It helps you be a contributor. And it helps your battle buddy have a good note that will document his or her injury for their medical records.

Writing good SOAP notes means that you know how to begin a proper assessment. It means that you are a good “doc” because it demonstrates that you know how to think independently when a patient comes to you.

TAKE THE TIME. Hunker down for just 6 minutes.

I also recommend you watch the next video about “How to take a good History” as this is crucial to getting to the proper diagnosis.

How to Take a Good History

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Published by Medic Mentor

An Army PA seeking to share knowledge and skills to medics in order to better prepare them for the next fight, and to bridge the gap between future expectations and initial entry training. These posts are samples of similar training I share with my own medics, and are made available here to a wider audience. I am no expert. There are others more qualified, I'm sure. I am simply looking to contribute. Feel free to provide feedback and leave comments to help others.

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