Assignment 1: Application – Comprehensive Patient Assessment

When completing practicum requirements in clinical settings, you and your Preceptor might complete several patient assessments in the course of a day or even just a few hours. This schedule does not always allow for a thorough discussion or reflection on every patient you have seen. As a future advanced practice nurse, it is important that you take the time to reflect on a comprehensive patient assessment that includes everything from patient medical history to evaluations and follow-up care. For this Assignment, you begin to plan and write a comprehensive assessment paper that focuses on one female patient from your current practicum setting.

By Day 7 of Week 9

This Assignment is due. It is highly recommended that you begin planning and working on this Assignment as soon as it is viable.

To prepare

Reflect on your Practicum Experience and select a female patient whom you have examined with the support and guidance of your Preceptor.

Think about the details of the patient’s background, medical history, physical exam, labs and diagnostics, diagnosis, treatment and management plan, as well as education strategies and follow-up care.

To complete

Write an 8- to 10-page comprehensive paper that addresses the following:

Age, race and ethnicity, and partner status of the patient

Current health status, including chief concern or complaint of the patient

Contraception method (if any)

Patient history, including medical history, family medical history, gynecologic history, obstetric history, and personal social history (as appropriate to current problem)

Review of systems

Physical exam

Labs, tests, and other diagnostics

Differential diagnoses

 

Management plan, including diagnosis, treatment, patient education, and follow-up care

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