History and Physical - Prenatal Record

Can the prenatal record be used as the history and physical for the obstetrical patient?

Any examples are for illustrative purposes only.

It is recognized that the prenatal patient is a special situation in that, in and of itself, the prenatal course of care is a planned, systematic updating of the history and physical performed at the first visit and throughout the pregnancy. As such, the entire prenatal record can be utilized as the history and physical, provided it is updated to reflect the patient's condition upon admission or prior to a high risk or operative procedure.
Last updated on August 07, 2020
Manual: Critical Access Hospital
Chapter: Provision of Care Treatment and Services PC

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