POVMR & SOAP Record Formats in Veterinary Medicine


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What does SOAP stand for?

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1. Anything that requires, might require, or has required medical or surgical intervention is a:

2. Which of these would be included in the subjective section of SOAP?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Veterinary medical records are becoming more standardized in their formats for readability as well as liability reduction. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the POVMR and SOAP formats for medical records.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these short assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of SOAP
  • What is appropriate to include in the various sections of a SOAP form
  • The difference between problem, diagnosis, prognosis, therapy and plan

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related veterinary records lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to determine what is appropriate to include in each section of POVMR and SOAP notes
  • Knowledge application - access the knowledge you've gained regarding documentation of medical problems

Additional Learning

To learn more about medical record documentation, review the accompanying lesson called POVMR & Soap Record Formats in Veterinary Medicine. This lesson will help you be able to do the following:

  • Define POVMR and SOAP and explain their relationship
  • Name what method the AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) approves
  • Explain what is meant by problem (from a medical perspective) and problem list
  • Define palpation
  • Identify what is appropriate to include in each section of a SOAP note