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OET Letter Writing – Step 5 Notes Conversion

Be confident! Get trained to be natural!

The next skill that you have to acquire and polish is the skill to convert notes into meaningful sentences with an internal and external order.

  • Internal order – The organization of words inside a sentence
  • External order – The organization of sentences in a paragraph

Now, study how we covert notes into sentences and paragraphs:

Notes Sentences
Address: 8758, Pulteney Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000. Ms. Kylie Weiss’ address is 8758, Pulteney Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000.

Date of admission: 07/07/2017

Notes Sentences
Date of admission: 07/07/2017 Ms. Weiss was admitted on 7th July, 2017…

Presenting Complaint:

BIBA (Brought in by ambulance); 2-hour history of intermittent discomfort jaw; heaviness in both forearms; constant discomfort.

Notes Sentences
BIBA (Brought in by ambulance); 2-hour history of intermittent discomfort jaw; heaviness in both forearms; constant discomfort. Ms. Weiss was brought in following a two-hour long intermittent discomfort in the jaw along with feeling of heaviness in the forearms..

IV access in ambulance, 10 mg IV Morphine on route, Aspirin 300 mg chewed, Glytrin spray x 3 ECG showing ST elevation. Diagnosis: Myocardial Infarction

Notes Sentences
IV access in ambulance, 10 mg IV Morphine on route. Aspirin 300 mg chewed.
Glytrin spray x 3
ECG showing ST elevation.
Diagnosis: Myocardial Infarction.
10 mg of IV morphine was administered on the way and she was made to chew 300 mg of Aspirin apart from spraying glytrin three times. Her condition was finally diagnosed as myocardial infarction based on ECG
  • Weight: 85 kilograms, Height: 170 cm – Overweight (BMI-29)
  • Ex-smoker – (stopped 1994)
  • Mild osteoarthritis
  • Mild asthma – no exacerbations within last 5 years
  • Dyslipidemia (not treated)
Notes Sentences
Address: 8758, Pulteney Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000. Ms. Kylie Weiss’ address is 8758, Pulteney Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000.
  • Medications: NIL
  • Occupation: Works as taxi driver, mixed shifts
  • Dietary Habits: Eats fast food- fries, hamburgers, doughnuts, ice cream, non-drinker.
Notes Sentences
Address: 8758, Pulteney Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000. Ms. Kylie Weiss’ address is 8758, Pulteney Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000.

Family History:

  • Brother – Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) at 70 years
  • Sister MI (Myocardial Infarction) at 60 years, Mother-angina
Notes Sentences
Address: 8758, Pulteney Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000. Ms. Kylie Weiss’ address is 8758, Pulteney Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000.

Social History:

  • Marital status: Married, with one daughter
  • Husband – Peter Weiss, 67 years, retired, aged pensioner
Notes Sentences
Address: 8758, Pulteney Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000. Ms. Kylie Weiss’ address is 8758, Pulteney Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000.

 

Notes Sentences
Address: 8758, Pulteney Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000. Ms. Kylie Weiss’ address is 8758, Pulteney Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000.

09/07/2017 Preparing for discharge

Notes Sentences
09/07/2017 Preparing for discharge. Ms. Weiss is getting discharged today.

Discharge medications:

Atorvastatin 40 mg OD, Metoprolol 23.75 mg OD; Cilazapril 0.5 mg OD, Aspirin 100 mg OD, Ticagrelor 90 mg BD; Glytrin spray prn for chest pain

Notes Sentences
Atorvastatin 40 mg OD,
Metoprolol 23.75 mg OD;
Cilazapril 0.5 mg OD, Aspirin 100 mg OD, Ticagrelor 90 mg BD;
Glytrin spray prn for chest pain.
Ms. Weiss will have to continue Atorvastatin 40 mg, Metoprolol 23.75 mg; Cilazapril 0.5 mg, Aspirin 100 mg, all daily along with Ticagrelor 90 mg twice daily and Glytrin spray if chest pain occurs.

Discharge plan:

  • Refer to Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse Specialist…
  • Compliance with risk factor management (wt. loss, low cholesterol diet), medications, re-education re MI and its management.
  • No driving for 6 weeks.
Notes Sentences
Address: 8758, Pulteney Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000. Ms. Kylie Weiss’ address is 8758, Pulteney Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000.

 

WRITING TASK

Using the information given in the case notes, write a referral letter to Ms. Nina Gill, Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse Specialist, Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinic, 41, Jones St, Adelaide outlining important information.

Notes Sentences
Address: 8758, Pulteney Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000. Ms. Kylie Weiss’ address is 8758, Pulteney Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000.

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