SOAP NOTE Differential Diagnosis for Skin Conditions
1. Assignment: You are going to write a SOAP note. Use the attached template for the SOAP note and SKIN GRAPHICS. The skin graphics. Choose one graphic to write up for a SOAP note. This is to be written as a SOAP note (NO NARRATIVES). As you write the SOAP note, you must address all sections. If you are not given the information, you will need to make it up. Make sure that you use medical terminology to describe the image. Include 5 differentials and identify which is the most likely diagnosis. I recommend that you use the SOAP exemplar as a guide for this assignment.
The Lab Assignment
• Choose one skin condition graphic (identify by number in your Chief Complaint) to document your assignment in the SOAP (Subjective, Objective, Assessment, and Plan) note format rather than the traditional narrative style.. Remember that not all comprehensive SOAP data are included in every patient case.
• Use clinical terminologies to explain the physical characteristics featured in the graphic. Formulate a differential diagnosis of three to five possible conditions for the skin graphic that you chose.
Determine which is most likely to be the correct diagnosis and explain your reasoning using at least three different references, one reference from current evidence-based literature from your search and two different references from this week’s Learning Resources.