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N518 Advanced Physical Assessment

Module 1 Discussion

Complete a comprehensive risk assessment for a friend or family member. Please do not use the patient’s name or identifiers. Discuss your findings. Then, reflect on your interview and discuss which parts went well and which parts you will change the next time you complete a risk assessment.

 

N518 Advanced Physical Assessment

Module 2 Discussion

In your professional opinion, what is the difference between chronic and acute pain? How is the assessment for each type of pain different? What must you keep in mind when assessing acute pain? What must you keep in mind when assessing chronic pain?  Reflect upon a time when you assessed a patient in pain. What did you do well? What points could you have improved upon? How did the pain impact the patient? What specific treatments could have lessened the impact of the pain on the patient?

 

N518 Advanced Physical Assessment

Module 3 Discussion

When a patient presents to a primary care provider with a complaint of chest pain, there are a number of possibilities that must be considered. Discuss the first three steps you would complete in assessing a patient with this complaint. Then, discuss at least two differential diagnoses for a patient with chest pain. How would the treatment and intervention course differ for each diagnosis?

 

N518 Advanced Physical Assessment

Module 4 Discussion

When a patient presents to a primary care provider with a complaint of abdominal pain, there are a number of possibilities that must be considered. Discuss the first three steps you would complete in assessing a patient with this complaint. Then, discuss at least two differential diagnoses for a patient with abdominal pain. How would the treatment and intervention course differ for each diagnosis?

 

N518 Advanced Physical Assessment

Module 5 Discussion

In the assigned article, you read about ovarian teratomas. This diagnosis, although rare, can cause patients to present with psychiatric symptoms. However, if not discovered, the patient can end up in respiratory arrest and/or cardiac arrest on the psychiatric unit. Think back over your experience to a time when a misdiagnosis may have had serious consequences to a patient. Research the disease and discuss it. What are the clinical manifestations? What are common differential diagnoses? How common is the disease? What are the potential consequences of misdiagnosis? How can misdiagnosis be prevented?

 

N518 Advanced Physical Assessment

Module 6 Discussion

Unfortunately, mental illness is frequently in the news. Reflect on one recent news item that discusses mental illness. What points did the media correctly identify about the disease? What points did the media miss or discuss correctly? How does media coverage of mental illness add to the stigma of the disease? How does it impact treatment of the disease?

 

N518 Advanced Physical Assessment

Module 7 Discussion

Choose one of Erikson’s Psychosocial Stages. Think about the approximate ages of patients at each stage and the complete physical assessment for your chosen stage. How will you conduct the assessment? What psychosocial developments do you need to keep in mind? What additional testing and screenings will you need to perform? Discuss two abnormalities found in the age group. Finally, discuss how you have been successful assessing patients in this psychosocial stage. Then, choose a classmate who has discussed a different stage and reply to him or her, discussing the similarities and differences between the stage you choose and the stage he or she choose. How will those similarities and differences impact your assessment? 

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