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14.5: Sample Documentation

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    Sample Documentation of Expected Findings

    Skin is expected color for ethnicity without lesions or rashes. Skin is warm and dry with no edema. Capillary refill is less than 3 seconds. Normal skin turgor with no tenting.

    Sample Documentation of Unexpected Findings

    Mother brought the child into the clinic for evaluation of an “itchy rash around the mouth” that started about three days ago. Crusted pustules are present around the patient’s mouth. Dr. Smith evaluated the patient and a prescription for antibiotics was provided. Mother and child were educated to use good hand hygiene practices to prevent the spread of infection.

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