NURS680B Advanced Health/Physical Assessment Week 4 Discussion
NURS680B Advanced Health/Physical Assessment
Week 4 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 28-year old female presents with a severe headache for the past 9 hours. She states the pain is over the left temporal area and is throbbing in nature. These symptoms have occurred before but not as bad.
A 54-year old woman complain of left side drooling and facial drooping since earlier this morning.
A 64-year old diabetic man reports he has numbness and burning sensations in his toes for the past 6 months.
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.