When teaching students how to obtain a patient history, I tell them to focus on getting certain crucial “D-TAILS”:

  • Duration of symptoms
  • Type of pain
  • Associated factors
  • Influencing factors
  • Location
  • Severity.

– Kenya Beard, EdD, GNP-BC, NP-C, ACNP-BC, New York City (157-12)

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