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Introduction to paediatric history taking by Mind Map: Introduction to paediatric history
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Introduction to paediatric history taking

paediatric specific history

developmental history

ages at which milestones were achieved, sitting alone, rolling, smiling, talking, crawling, walking, running, toilet training, riding tricycle

school present grade, problems, and interaction with peers

behavior, enuresis, temper tantrums, thumb sucking, pica, nightmares

feeding history

breast of bottle, frequency, duration, preparation of formula, perception of the infant's satisfaction with the feeding

introduction to solid fodd, quality and quantity, adverse reaction

nutritional supplementation, meal frequency, fluid intake, vitamins (D mostly)

prenatal and birth history

maternal health during pregnancy, bleeding, trauma, hypertension, fevers, infections, medications, drugs and alcohol, smoking, membrane rupture

gestational age at delivery

labor and delivery, length of labor, fetal distress, type of delivery, vaginal, cesarean section, use of forceps, anaesthesia, breech delivery

neonatal period, Apgar scores, breathing, heart rate, general status, crying, colours, breathing problems, use of oxygen, need for intensive care, hyperbilirubinemia, birth injuries, feeding problems, length of stay, birth weight

immunisation history

extra vaccines

any adverse reactions





until 28 days


up to 1 year or up to 2


started to walk1-2 years


from 2 to 14



Common history taking



patient's name

date of birth (age)


informant (historian)

chief complaint

history of present illness

pertinent positive symptoms

pertinent negative symptoms

past medical history

major medical illnesses

major surgical illnesses - list operation dates

previous hospital admissions with dates and diagnosis

review of systems

family history

social history

living situation and condition

composition of family

occupation of parents and level of education