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Key Feature Specific Field Note

Assessing Competence in family medicine

Violent/Aggressive Patient
In all violent or aggressive patients, including those who are intoxicated, rule out underlying medical or psychiatric conditions (e.g., hypoxemia, neurologic disorder, schizophrenia) in a timely fashion (i.e., don`t wait for them to sober up, and realize that their calming down with or without sedation does not necessarily mean they are better).
Clinical Reasoning Skills, Selectivity
Hypothesis generation
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