Management of a Patient Process
Practice of medicine – essentially management of a patient, a person with a health problem
o Surgical patient – person with a surgical disorder
o Surgical disorder – health problem or condition that is treated by surgery or an operation
o Nonsurgical patient – one with a nonsurgical disorder
Regardless of type of patient or disorder, whether surgical or nonsurgical, basic processes in the management are essentially similar.
Only difference lies in the specific treatment modality and procedure employed, whether surgical or nonsurgical means.
In the management of a surgical patient, in the treatment phase, there is the so-called pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative sub-phases.
In the management of a non-surgical patient, in the treatment phase, there is the so-called pre-treatment, intra-treatment, and post-treatment sub-phases.
All primary health care physicians are expected at least to know the basic processes in the management of a patient.
MANAGEMENT OF A PATIENT
PROBLEM-SOLVING AND DECISION-MAKING
RESOLUTION OF HEALTH PROBLEM in such a way to achieve the following as much as possible:
o LIVE PATIENT
o NO COMPLICATION
o NO DISABILITY
o SATISFIED PATIENT
o NO MEDICOLEGAL SUIT
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