A quick and easy approach for teaching analytical
clinical reasoning is the SPIT method, an easily remembered mnemonic for
helping learners organize their thinking when determining a patient’s
SPIT helps learners identify the most
Apply the SPIT method at the start of a clinical
encounter after reviewing the chief complaint and nursing notes; after
completing the history and physical; or after laboratory and other test results
are returned. It is often rewarding to see how the list changes as additional
information is gathered.
more about clinical reasoning.