Describe a patient with a musculoskeletal symptom or group of symptoms, such as joint pain, back pain, neck pain, and so on.

 Assessment of the Abdomen

  • Describe a patient with an abdominal symptom or group of symptoms, such as bloating, flatus, and eructation; constipation; nausea and vomiting; diarrhea; or abdominal pain. Do not limit yourself to these examples. Remember that there are different types and locations of abdominal pain.
  • What questions would you ask as part of your focused assessment?
  • What history might be associated with the symptom, if any?
  • What are the known risk factors for this condition?
  • What physical examination techniques would you use?
  • What patient education would you give the patient?
  • Find a nursing journal article about these symptoms.

NR 305 Week 5 TD 2:

Assessment of the Genitourinary System

Describe a patient with a genitourinary symptom or group of symptoms; such as incontinence, burning on urination, irregular menses, pain in the scrotum, erectile dysfunction, and so on. Do not limit yourself to these; for example, there are different types of incontinence.

  • What questions would you ask as part of your focused assessment?
  • What history might be associated with the symptom, if any?
  • What are the known risk factors for this condition?
  • What physical examination techniques would you use?
  • What patient education would you give to the patient?
  • Find a nursing journal article about these symptoms. 

Week 6

NR 305 Week 6 TD 1:

Assessment of Cardiac Status

Describe a patient with a cardiac symptom or group of symptoms, such as palpitations, hypertension, hypotension, tachycardia, or bradycardia. Do not limit yourself to these examples.

  • What questions would you ask as part of your focused assessment?
  • What history might be associated with the symptom, if any?
  • What are the known risk factors for this condition?
  • What physical examination techniques would you use?
  • What patient education would you give to the patient?
  • Find a nursing journal article about this symptom or condition.

 

NR 305 Week 6 TD 2:

Assessment of Respiratory Status

Choose one area of the respiratory system and then select a common complaint (symptom or group of symptoms) patients may have in that area. For example, you may select wheezes, pulmonary congestion, absence of breath sounds on one side, productive cough, and so on. Do not limit yourself to these examples.

  • What questions would you ask as part of your focused assessment?
  • What history would be associated with the symptom?
  • What are the risk factors for this condition?
  • What physical examination techniques would you use? What patient education would you give the patient?
  • Find a nursing journal article about this symptom or condition.

 

NR 305 Week 6 Course Project Milestone 2:

Nursing Diagnosis and Care Plan Assignment

Activity will be a continuation of the Milestone 1: Health History that you submitted in Week 4. In this part of the assignment you will take the information you gathered, analyze the data, and develop a nursing care plan.
The assignment enables to meet the following course outcomes:
CO #3: Utilize effective communication when performing a health assessment. (PO #3)
CO #4: Identify teaching/learning needs from the health history of an individual. (PO #2)
CO #5: Explore the professional responsibilities involved in conducting a comprehensive health assessment and providing appropriate documentation. (PO #6) 


Week 7

NR 305 Week 7 TD 1:

Assessing the Musculoskeletal System
•           Describe a patient with a musculoskeletal symptom or group of symptoms, such as joint pain, back pain, neck pain, and so on. Do not limit yourself to these examples. Remember: There are different types and locations of joint pain.
What questions would you ask as part of your focused assessment?
What history might be associated with the symptom, if any?
What are the known risk factors for this condition?
What physical examination techniques would you use?
What patient education would you give the patient?
Find a nursing journal article about these symptoms.

NR 305 Week 7 TD 2:

 Assessing the Nervous System 
Choose one common complaint (symptom or group of symptoms) related to the neurological system. For example, you may select syncope, hand tremors, seizures, right/left-sided weakness or paralysis, abnormalities of gait or posture, changes in mental status, and so on. Do not limit yourself to these examples.
What questions would you ask as part of your focused assessment?
What history would be associated with the symptom?
What are the risk factors for this condition?
What physical examination techniques would you use?
What patient education would you give to the patient?
Find a nursing journal article about this symptom or condition.

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