Autotext Dot Phrases for Cerner EHR

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Incision and Drainage Procedure Note

PRE-OP DIAGNOSIS: _ POST-OP DIAGNOSIS: Same PROCEDURE: incision and drainage of abscess Performing Physician: _ Supervising Physician (if applicable): _ PROCEDURE: A timeout protocol was performed prior to initiating the procedure. The area was prepared and draped in the usual, sterile manner. The site was anesthetized with _% lidocaine with epinephrine. A linear incision along the local skin lines was made and the purulent material expressed. The abcess was explored thoroughly and sequestered pockets were opened. Bleeding was minimal. Packing: _ Followup: The patient tolerated the procedure well without complications. Standard post-procedure care is explained and return precautions are given.

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