Repeating the Patient’s Name!
- When you have to mention the patient for the first time in a new paragraph, write the patient’s name.
- When you have to repeat the patient’s name for a second, third, fourth and fifth time, use pronouns.
- If you have to refer to the patient for more than once in a sentence, use one name and others pronouns.
NB: We do this because there are chances that the recipient forgets the name of the patient!
- Patient Name: Mrs Brampton
Fill the blanks with the patient’s name or pronouns (he, his, him; she, her).
- On the 10th of this month, |Mrs Brampton| was admitted with breathing difficulty and slight fever. Having confirmed the aforementioned diagnosis with a chest X-ray, |her| medication was commenced on Amoxicillin and supplementary oxygen. On the subsequent days |she| developed a productive cough which was treated with Pravastatin 20 mg daily and Celecoxib 100 mg daily. Deep breathing exercises and non-smoking regime with the help of nicotine patches along with Zyban 150mg twice daily was thereafter initiated for |her|.
- It would be greatly appreciated if you could monitor |Mrs Brampton’s| medication compliance and cessation of smoking. |She| has been advised to continue nicotine patches and Zyban until |her| smoking addiction has been under control. If side effects such as dry mouth and difficulty in sleeping occur, stop Zyban as soon as possible. |She| also requires assistance from Meals on Wheels for nutritious diet and Council Home Help for house-keeping. In addition to these, |she| should be provided assistance with shopping.