Nr 305 week 4 discussions & course project health assessment

NR 305 Week 4 Discussions & Course Project Health Assessment


Week 4

NR 305 Week 4 TD 1:

Assessment of the Skin

Describe a patient with an abnormal skin symptom or group of symptoms such as a rash, an itch, redness, a lesion, or wounds. Do not limit yourself to these examples.

  • What questions would you ask as part of your focused assessment?
  • What history might be associated with the symptom, if any?
  • What are the known risk factors for this condition?
  • What physical examination techniques would you use?
  • What patient education would you give the patient?
  • Find a nursing journal article about these symptoms.

NR 305 Week 4 TD 2:

Assessment of the Head and Neck

Choose one area of the head and neck and then select a common complaint (symptom or group of symptoms) patients may have in that area. For example, you may select headaches, earaches, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), sinus drainage and pain, sore throat and cough, and so on. Do not limit yourself to these examples.

  • What questions would you ask as part of your focused assessment?
  • What history would be associated with the symptom?
  • What are the risk factors for this condition?
  • What physical examination techniques would you use?
  • What patient education would you give the patient?
  • Find a nursing journal article about this symptom or condition.

NR 305 Week 4 Course Project Milestone 1:

Health History Assignment

You will obtain a health history on a willing, non-related, adult participant in order to generate written documentation that is clear and accurate.
This assignment enables to meet the following course outcomes:
CO #3: Utilize effective communication when performing a health assessment. (PO #3)
CO #4: Identify teaching/learning needs from the health history of an individual. (PO #2)
CO #5: Explore the professional responsibilities involved in conducting a comprehensive health assessment and providing appropriate documentation. (PO #6)