Assignment: Healthy People Initiative

Assignment: Healthy People Initiative
Assignment: Healthy People Initiative
This week’s graded discussion topic relates to the following Course Outcomes (COs)
CO1 Utilize prior knowledge of theories and principles of nursing and related disciplines to explain expected client behaviors, while differentiating between normal findings, variations, and abnormalities (PO 1)
CO3 Utilize effective communication when performing a health assessment (PO 3)
The topic this week asks you to apply what you have learned to the following case study
As the school nurse working in a college health clinic, you see many opportunities to promote health Maria is a 40-year-old Hispanic who is in her second year of nursing school She complains of a 14-pound weight gain since starting school and is afraid of what this will do to both her appearance and health if the trend continues After conducting her history, you learn that she is an excellent cook and she and her family love to eat foods that reflect their Hispanic heritage She is married with two school-age children She attends class a total of 15 hours per week, plus she must be present for 12 hours of labs and clinical She maintains the household essentially by herself and does all the shopping, cooking, cleaning, and chauffeuring of the children She states that she is lucky to get 6 hours of sleep per night, but that is okay with her She lives 1 hour from campus and commutes each day Using Healthy People 2020 (Links to an external site)Links to an external site and your text as a guide, answer the following questions
What additional information would you like to gather from Maria?
What are Maria’s real and potential health risks?
Why is Maria’s culture important when obtaining the health assessment?
Pick one of Maria’s health risks What would be one reasonable short-term goal for this risk?
What nursing interventions would you incorporate into Maria’s plan of care to assist her with meeting your chosen goal? Please provide rationale for your selections
Week 2 discussion
General Survey/Skin/Nutrition
This week’s graded discussion topic relates to the following Course Outcomes (COs)
CO1 Utilize prior knowledge of theories and principles of nursing and related disciplines to explain expected client behaviors, while differentiating between normal findings, variations, and abnormalities (PO 1)
CO3 Utilize effective communication when performing a health assessment (PO 3)
Your home health agency has received an order from a local hospital to evaluate and treat an elderly woman being discharged from its medical surgical unit
Millie Gardner, an 83-year-old female patient, is being discharged home today to the care of her husband Fred (87 years old) following a 9-day hospitalization for pneumonia, dehydration, and failure to thrive She has a history of hypertension (HTN), Type II Diabetes, and cerebral vascular accident (CVA) with left-sided weakness Patient is alert and oriented but does have periods of forgetfulness during the overnight hours Patient has intermittent incontinence of bowel and bladder and requires assistance with all activities of daily living (ADLs)
Medications:
Lopressor
Lisinopril
Plavix
Metformin
Novolin R per sliding scale *NEW*
Multivitamin
Colace
Zithromax *NEW*
Upon arrival you are greeted by Champ, the couple’s rambunctious miniature Doberman pinscher dog Millie is in her wheelchair staring blankly out the window, and Fred is busy in the kitchen preparing the couple’s lunch
Based on the scenario above, please use the general survey process to describe the areas that you would be observing immediately upon entry to the home
What, if any, concerns related to Millie’s skin and nutritional status do you have?
What nursing interventions will you include in the plan of care to address these concerns?
What teaching strategies will you use to educate Millie and Fred on the new medications?
Using the SBAR, please include the information that you will communicate to the physician’s office at the completion of the visit
Week 3 discussion
Assessment of the Neurological System
This week’s graded discussion topic relates to the following Course Outcomes (COs)
CO1 Utilize prior knowledge of theories and principles of nursing and related disciplines to explain expected client behaviors, while differentiating between normal findings, variations, and abnormalities (PO 1)
CO2 Recognize the influence that developmental stages have on physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual functioning (PO 1)
CO3 Utilize effective communication when performing a health assessment (PO 3)
Randy Adams is a 38-year-old male patient of Dr Joseph Reynolds who was admitted yesterday morning for 24-hour observation for mild concussion following a motor vehicle accident Randy lost consciousness during the accident and was very confused when he arrived in the ER after EMS transport He is an Iraq war veteran and he seemed to think after the accident that this all happened in Iraq Dr Reynolds is concerned that Randy has some residual problems from a couple of explosive incidents that occurred while he was in Iraq The physician is unsure whether Randy’s current symptoms are from the car accident or from prior injuries so he has referred him for consultations to both a neurologist and to a behavioral health specialist
Based on the above please discuss the following
Pathophysiology of concussive injuries and treatment
Neurological assessment tools used in your current practice setting (if not presently working, please describe one used during prior employment or schooling)
Current best practices associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Nursing interventions you would include in this patient’s plan of care

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