DISCUSS THE ROLE OF ASSESSMENT AS THE STARTING POINT OF ALL MODELS OF CLINICAL REASONING.

Unit 1 Discussion The importance of developing a therapeutic nurse-patient relationship prior to physical examination was discussed in this week’s readings. Several primary objectives for developing this relationship were covered. Considering these, please address the following prompts in your discussion: Please introduce yourself and talk about the assessment priorities in your workplace. Using professional references, state a strategy for developing a therapeutic relationship and explain how you implement this strategy in your practice. Please review post and response expectations. Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets criteria (Read me First Section of the Course). Cite any resources/references in APA formatting that were used in the discussion. Unit 1 Peer Response (Due Sunday) Estimated time to complete: 2 hours Please respond to a minimum of two peers. Include in your response: In your response please consider the following when replying: Briefly discuss the similarities and differences in your workplace’s assessment priorities compared to your peer’s. Comment on whether you have used the technique/strategy your peer discussed and how it worked for you. Unit 2 Discussion Initial Response: The initial discussion response is to be 250-300 words. Please proofread your response carefully for grammar and spelling. All responses need to be supported by a minimum of one scholarly resource (peer reviewed journal). In-text citations and references must adhere to APA format (6th ed.). Classroom Participation: Students are expected to initially address the discussion question by Wednesday of each week. Participation in the discussion forums is expected on at least 2 different days per week, in addition to your initial response. Classroom participation and contribution must be substantive, adding value to the discussion topic for the week. Participation postings need to be supported by scholarly sources. Learning Assessment Skills Estimated time to complete: 2 Hours Assessment and examination techniques are a learned skill, but also an art. Becoming proficient at the basic techniques will help you learn to make accurate clinical judgements. Reflect on your nursing practice and the assessment skills that you utilize most frequently. Explain how you utilize these assessments in your nursing practice. Share what you feel are your strongest assessment skills and why. Discuss skills do you hope to improve in this course, and how you can utilize them in your practice. Please review post and response expectations. Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets criteria (Read me First Section of the Course). Cite any resources/references in APA formatting that were used in the discussion. Unit 2 Peer Response (Due Sunday) Estimated time to complete: 2 hours Please respond to a minimum of two peers. Include in your response: In your response please consider the following when replying: What skills/techniques from this week’s readings could your peer incorporate into his/her skills arsenal to make her assessment techniques even stronger? How do you use these skills/techniques in your practice and how have they helped? Unit 3 Discussion Healthy People 2020 Estimated time to complete: 2 Hours .Access the Healthy People website at https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives Pick a topic that has to do with oral or visual health, including tobacco and sleep health. Read about the topic and Healthy People’s goals and issues for promoting health in this area.Considering this please address the following prompts in your discussion: In your health history and physical examination, what are important areas to address for your chosen topic, according to Healthy People? What questions would you ask in the health history to get the best information about the patient’s health status in this area? What assessment data in this area would you collect that would be important health indicators? These topics must be addressed in paragraph form. You may list some questions and assessment data, but there should be discussion about these. Please review post and response expectations. Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets criteria (Read me First Section of the Course). Cite any resources/references in APA formatting that were used in the discussion. Unit 3 Peer Response (Due Sunday) Estimated time to complete: 2 hours Please respond to a minimum of two peers. Include in your response: In your response please consider the following when replying: Consider your peer’s chosen topic and access the Healthy People review of this topic. Recommend routine health teaching in this area that should be discussed. What barriers to optimal care in this area might patients be at risk for, and how can the nurse intervene? Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format. Unit 4 Discussion You are taking care of a 13 year old boy at your current place of employment. He has a new diagnosis of asthma, and this is his first hospitalization for asthma exacerbation. Considering this please address the following prompts in your discussion: Use the Library resources to: create an asthma action plan for this child. list important teaching asthma prevention and management topics, based on his developmental stage. explain how the asthma plan could be incorporated into his busy life. Please review post and response expectations. Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets criteria (Read me First Section of the Course). Cite any resources/references in APA formatting that were used in the discussion. Unit 4 Peer Response (Due Sunday) Estimated time to complete: 2 hours Please respond to a minimum of two peers. Include in your response: In your response please consider the following when replying: How would you implement the teaching your peer has suggested for this patient? What barriers to learning might be present, and how would you overcome these? Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format. Unit 5 Discussion Abdominal assessment You are taking care of a 37 year old male with Crohn’s disease. This is a new diagnosis for him, after months of weight loss, fever, and diarrhea. Considering this please address the following prompts in your discussion: Using the Library resources, pick one assessment finding you are likely to see during your examination of this patient. Examples could be, but not limited to, pain, alteration in nutrition, a specific lab alteration (hypokalemia, low H & H, etc) How does this finding compare to what you would find in a normal adult male exam? Explain the pathophysiology of this finding. Discuss the specific nursing assessment related to the selected alteration. Discuss the nursing care you would implement to promote health. Please review post and response expectations. Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets criteria (Read me First Section of the Course). Cite any resources/references in APA formatting that were used in the discussion. Unit 5 Peer Response (Due Sunday) Estimated time to complete: 2 hours Please respond to a minimum of two peers. Include in your response: In your response please consider the following when replying: Use the Library resources to help you explain how the medical treatment plan and nursing treatment plan differ in addressing the assessment finding your peer has presented. What teaching might be important for this patient regarding this finding? Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format. Unit 6 Discussion Musculoskeletal assessment Musculoskeletal and neurological assessment involves many techniques.

 
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