dqref.com pages contain bullet-point summaries of common medical subjects. They are designed to be used as aides-memoire and include:
We use UK English spelling; there are some exceptions in the cases of proper nouns (for example, World Health Organization).
We work hard to provide external links to sites that are relevant and reliable. We receive no remuneration or other benefit for posting external links. We generally present lists of external links in order of relevance or alphabetically, which ever is appropriate in the particular context.
By default, external links open in a new browser window or tab.
External links look like this: cdc.gov
Using EMR inserts
These web pages work in all browsers. They are mobile friendly and have the same look and feel on tablets, smart phones and desktop screens.
Changing text size
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Tablets and smart phones
Accesskeys (or access keys) are keyboard shortcuts.
Accesskeys look like this – uit this means the key is "Q"
This is the sequence in which you must press the keys on your computer in order to activate the required Access Key.
|Browser||Press keys in this sequence||Notes|
|Blaser||[AK]||No additional keys are required|
|Google Chrome||Windows & Linux: [Alt]+[AK]
|Firefox||Windows & Linux: [Alt]+[⇑Shift]+[AK]*
|Internet Explorer||[Alt]+[AK] then [↵Enter]|
|Konqueror||[Ctrl] then [AK]|
|Opera||[⇑Shift]+[Esc] then [AK]||Configurable within browser|
|Safari 3||Mac: [Ctrl]+[AK]
|Safari 4||Mac: [Ctrl]+[Opt]+[AK]
"then" means you must release the key, or keys, before pressing the next key in the sequence.
* In Firefox, for some AKs on Windows & Linux you might need to use: [Alt]+[⇑Shift]+[AK] then [Return].
SOAP is an acronym for subjective, objective, assessment, and plan.
SOAP notes are a method of highly-organised, and systematic medical record-keeping that focuses on problems and problem-solving. SOAP notes form part of the problem-oriented medical record (POMR).