NURS 680B Advanced Health/Physical Assessment Week 1 Discussion
NURS 680B Advanced Health/Physical Assessment
Week 1 Discussion
Select one of the following case studies to address. In the subject line of your post, please identify which prompt you are responding to, for example, choice #2 19-year old male.
A 23-year old female complains of severe left lower abdominal/pelvic pain for 6 hours. States her last menstrual period was about 3 or 4 weeks ago. She is sexually active and denies using any contraceptive method.
A 19-year old male complains of burning sometimes, when I pee. Is sexually active and denies using any contraceptive method.
A 32-year old male complains of severe pain to the left flank pain for approx. 2 hours. Was playing volleyball at the beach when it occurred. Admits to drinking 5-6 cans of beer throughout the day and denies other fluid intake.
For the case you have chosen, post to the discussion:
Discuss what questions you would ask the patient, what physical exam elements you would include, and what further testing you would want to have performed.
In SOAP format, list:
Pertinent positive and negative information
Differential and working diagnosis
Treatment plan, including: pharmacotherapy with complementary and OTC therapy, diagnostics (labs and testing), health education and lifestyle changes, age-appropriate preventive care, and follow-up to this visit.
Use at least one scholarly source other than your textbook to connect your response to national guidelines and evidence-based research in support of your ideas.
In your peer replies, please reply to at least one peer who chose a different case study.