This article explains how to create/arrange tag structures do use for the EPA
Article contains two list, one with EPA(Swedish) and a list with EPA descritpions.


Create tag structures

To facilitate the work of creating a good EPA structure in the blueprint and forms module, you can use the lists in this article.

Create a tag category

  • Go to the Blueprint/Program layout menu
  • Click on a <program>
  • Click the button Edit tags
  • Click the button  Add category

  • A pop-up window will pop up, type in the name of the category you want to create (EPA, EPA Description)

Create the tags

  • Then click on the Add tag button in the newly created category.

  • Now cut out the text from one of the lists from this article
  • Open the Notepad application (or a plain text editor) and paste the list. This causes all formatting to disappear. 
  • Now cut out the same list from Notepad. The lists are also available as an attached txt file to this article.
  • Paste it into the Name field.
  • Press the Add tag button

As a result, all items in the list are turned into one tag, per line. This way saves the user a lot of work.

Rearrange lists

Sometimes you want to rearrange the imported lists.

  • Click a category
  • Place your cursor over an item in the list. An arrow marker should appear. To apply this, drag the item to the desired location in the list. (Note: if the cursor does NOT appear, click on the arrow icon "Refresh" of the website, this will cause the cursor to appear)


EPA (Swedish)

EPA 1 - Obtaining medical history and conducting relevant status examination

EPA 2 - Prioritizing occupational diagnosis among relevant differential diagnoses

EPA 3 - Establish an Initial Investigation Plan

EPA 4 - Formulate an Initial Action Plan and Conduct Treatment

EPA 5 - Identify the need for and initiate preventive measures

EPA 6 - Conducting General Medical Procedures

EPA 7 - Identify patients in need of urgent care and conduct primary care

EPA 8 - Document and issue prescriptions and certificates

EPA 9 - Collaborate in health care and with professions in other parts of society

EPA 10 - Contributing to a safety culture in healthcare


EPA descriptions (Swedish)

1.1 Initiate a medical history with an open question and hear the patient's own thoughts, any concerns, expectations and the questions that arise.

1.2 ask adequate targeted questions based on symptom picture and background, taking into account the acute, serious and common

1.4 Seek out signs of harmful use of substances or exposure to violence or neglect.

1.5 obtain medical history from patients of different ages, patients with cognitive, affective or behavioural impairments and from relatives, as well as with the help of an interpreter.

1.6 explain and justify the specific questions asked, the investigation elements and any status findings made.

1.7. perform an adequate structured status investigation in light of the current problem and risk factors, taking into account hygiene rules and patient privacy.

1.8 use common examination instruments of relevance, for example, otoscopes, ophthalmoscopes, speculum for gynecological examination.

2.1 prioritise and discuss differential diagnoses taking into account common, serious and acute treatment requiring conditions.

2.2 choose reasonable occupational diagnosis in patients of different ages, with different sexes, with comorbidity and/or atypical disease presentation

2.3 re-evaluate occupational diagnoses in the event of new relevant information

3.1 Based on the relevant occupational diagnosis, suggest adequate initial investigation and/or referral to a specialist/other health professional

3.2 In the light of the patient's understanding and thoughts about his or her complaint, determine and contradict the purpose of the proposed investigation and describe the examination procedure(s) and possible risks for the patient.

3.3 If necessary, formulate adequate and clear referrals based on the issue.

4.1 discuss the reliability of the investigation results in relation to the method's properties and limitations

4.2 discuss the results of the investigation with the patient

4.3 Convey difficult information

4.4 In small consultation with the patient, formulate action plan and follow-up

4.5 in consultation with the patient, carry out pharmacological or non-pharmacological treatment

5.1 identify risk factors (behaviors, heredity) for future disease through medical history, status and medical record

5.2 conduct discussions about lifestyle habits that are important for health

5.3 Establish an activity plan based on risk factors in collaboration with the patient

6.1 Perform intravenous, subcutaneous and intramuscular injection

6.2 Putting venous entrance

6.3 Performing arterial puncture

6.4 Perform local anesthesia of the skin

6.5 Putting and removing skin sutures

6.6 Perform pharyngeal and nasopharyngeal tests

6.7 Constructing dressings

6.8 Laying plaster

6.9 Disconnect ECG

6.10 Establish free airways

6.11 Insert V-probe

6.12 Performing lumbar puncture

6.13 Performing proctoscopy

6.14 Installing a urinary catheter

6.15 Performing joint puncture

6.16 perform basic and advanced CPR

6.17 Confirmed deaths

7.1 obtain medical history and carry out status adapted to the emergency situation

7.2 Identify failing vital functions and interpret the clinical situation

7.3 Identify possible causes of the patient's condition

7.4 assess the severity of the disease state and decide on the level of care for the patient

7.5 consider the conditions for possible life-sustaining measures taking into account the patient's wishes.

7.6 Establish an initial action plan and start acting on it

7.7 Communicate relevant information about the situation, assessment and treatment plan to team members and "back-call/consultant" via structured communication.

7.8 lead an interprofessional collaboration on an acutely seriously ill patient

7.9 communicate information about assessment, treatment plan and prognosis adapted to the needs of the patient and/or relatives to enable participation in decisions

8.1 compile and document in writing a patient meeting

8.2 Write a prescription for medicines including dose-packed medicines and medicine cards

8.3 write a basis for sick leave

8.4 Writing death certificates and cause of death certificates

8.5 write a certificate of treatment in accordance with the Compulsory Psychiatric Care Act

8.6 Document injuries and issue a forensic report

8.7 write a report of concern in accordance with the Social Services Act and the Act on the Care of Addicts in Certain Cases

8.8 write a report of unfitness as a driver or possession of a weapon.

9.1 Provide oral structured report

9.2 Work in teams as leaders and employees

9.3 Collaborate in planning for discharge

9.4 Based on the patient's needs, interact with and refer to other bodies/professions

10.1 Identify care injury or risk of injury in healthcare

10.2 analyse care injury or risk of injury and suggest preventive measures

10.3 Document and communicate deviations in the organization