Today you are not writing a letter from a case-notes – but building one yourselves!
When you build a question, your learning becomes easier!
How to Build a Case Notes?
- Imagine a patient / more patients in your care. His / her name, age, address.
- Imagine a recipient (any medical staff, carer, relative)
- What is the patient’s presenting condition, present condition.
- Do not forget a past medical history of the patient.
- Include a family history.
- What has your hospital done for the patient so far.
- What is treatment / management plan for the patient?
- What is the purpose of writing this letter? The candidate should be confused.
- Try to include multiple purposes and multiple patients.
- Make sure you include admission date and discharge dates but you can confuse the candidate.
- Include at least 10% irrelevant information that the recipient will not require.
- Mention some social background of the patient.
- Is the patient going to have follow-up visits?
- Use “banned” words in the case notes so that the OET candidate will be tempted to use them.
- Include something very tricky (the OET candidate should think it is relevant)
Now, proceed to building your case-notes. Write your case notes in the Comments box below!