Posted: January 1st, 2023
SHADOW HEALTH -COUGH ASSESSMENT.
Introduction and Pre-brief
Daniel “Danny” Rivera is an 8-year-old boy brought to the clinic by a family member for a cough. It is important for you to determine whether or not Danny is in distress, explore the underlying cause of his cough, and look for related symptoms in other body systems. Ask about a variety of psychosocial factors related to home life, such as second-hand smoke exposure. Be sure to observe non-verbal cues as Danny presents with intermittent coughing and visible breathing difficulty. This case study will challenge you to differentiate his presenting symptoms and carefully listen as you auscultate his lungs. You will have the opportunity to also physically examine his eyes, ears, nose, and throat and document your findings using appropriate professional medical terminology. Apply the supportive information learned in the respiratory concept lab to your critical thinking process in this case study. SHADOW HEALTH -COUGH ASSESSMENT.
Tips and Tricks
Upon physical exam, be sure to note clues to specific conditions and pathology. For example, “cobblestoning” is pathognomonic for Allergic Rhinitis. Conversely, understand that an erythemic tympanic membrane is not necessarily pathognomonic for Otitis Media.
You will utilize specific assessment tools with your clinical practice. Be sure you know how to apply and interpret the Centor assessment criteria. The Centor criteria are a set of criteria which may be used to identify the likelihood of a bacterial infection in patients complaining of a sore throat.
Most cough suppressant preparations are marketed as mixtures of dextromethorphan or codeine with antihistamines, decongestants, expectorants, and/or antipyretics. Some nonprescription preparations substitute diphenhydramine or eucalyptus oil in place of codeine or dextromethorphan. Prescription medications may substitute other narcotic agents (hydrocodone or hydromorphone) for codeine and may be more addictive than codeine.
The purposes of the Shadow Health Physical Assessment Assignments are to: (a) increase knowledge and understanding of advanced practice physical assessment skills and techniques, (b) conduct focused and comprehensive histories and physical assessments for various patient populations, (c) adapt or modify your physical assessment skills and techniques to suit the individual needs of the patient, (d) apply assessment skills and techniques to gather subjective and objective data, (e) differentiate normal from abnormal physical examination findings, (f) summarize, organize, and appropriately document findings using correct professional terminology, (g) practice developing primary and differential diagnoses, (h) practice creating treatment plans which include diagnostics, medication, education, consultation/referral, and follow-up planning; and (i) analyze and reflect on own performance to gain insight and foster knowledge. SHADOW HEALTH -COUGH ASSESSMENT.
Friday 11:59 PM MT at the end of each respective week.
Students are expected to submit assignments by the time they are due. Assignments submitted after the due date and time will receive a deduction of 10% of the total points possible for that assignment for each day the assignment is late. Assignments will be accepted, with penalty as described, up to a maximum of three days late, after which point a zero will be recorded for the assignment.
In the event of an emergency that prevents timely submission of an assignment, students may petition their instructor for a waiver of the late submission grade reduction. The instructor will review the student’s rationale for the request and make a determination based on the merits of the student’s appeal. Consideration of the student’s total course performance to date will be a contributing factor in the determination. Students should continue to attend class, actively participate, and complete other assignments while the appeal is pending. SHADOW HEALTH -COUGH ASSESSMENT.
Total Points Possible: 75 Points
Step One: Complete Respiratory Assignment
Step Two: Document your findings on the Fillable Soap Note Template or the Printable Soap Note.
Step Three: Upload the Lab Pass and completed SOAP Note as separate documents to the same assignment tab in the gradebook.
NOTE: Before initiating any activity in Shadow Health, complete the required course weekly readings and lessons as well as review the introduction and pre-brief.
On the Canvas Platform:
Shadow Health Grading Rubric
Portions of the rubric are designated with a ***. The following explains those portions of the rubric:
* Digital Clinical Experience (DCE) Score is automatically translated by Shadow Health based on individual student performance and reflects how student work compares to their peer learners across the country for a particular assignment. The DCE Score is a fair assessment of effort, and therefore is appropriate for use when grading assignments.
**Scholarly Sources: Only scholarly sources are acceptable for citation and reference in this course. These include peer-reviewed publications, government reports, or sources written by a professional or scholar in the field. The textbooks and lessons are NOT considered to be outside scholarly sources. For the threaded discussions and reflection posts, reputable internet sources such as websites by government agencies (URL ends in .gov) and respected organizations (often ends in .org) can be counted as scholarly sources. The best outside scholarly source to use is a peer-reviewed nursing journal. You are encouraged to use the Chamberlain library and search one of the available databases for a peer-reviewed journal article. The following sources should not be used: Wikipedia, Wikis, or blogs. These websites are not considered scholarly as anyone can add to these. Please be aware that .com websites can vary in scholarship and quality. For example, the American Heart Association is a .com site with scholarship and quality. Each student is responsible for determining the scholarship and quality of any .com site. Ask your instructor before using any site if you are unsure. Points will be deducted from the rubric if the site does not demonstrate scholarship or quality. Current outside scholarly sources must be published with the last 5 years. Instructor permission must be obtained BEFORE the assignment is due if using a source that is older than 5 years.SHADOW HEALTH -COUGH ASSESSMENT.
***Components of a treatment plan include diagnostics, medication, education, consultation/referral, and follow-up planning
****Insight refers to the capacity to gain an accurate and deep intuitive understanding of a concept or thing. For example, one might demonstrate insight by relating a concept to a personal or meaningful experience.
NR509 Weeks 2-6 Shadow Health Assignment_Sept19 (5)
|NR509 Weeks 2-6 Shadow Health Assignment_Sept19 (5)|
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAssignment Content Possible Points = 65 Points
Health History Communication, Education, Empathy, and Summary
(DCE Score or Transcript)
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCriterion 2 Assessment, Documentation, Treatment Plan, and Scholarly Sources
Must demonstrate the following elements:
Identified all pertinent normal and abnormal findings;
Used professional terminology;
Subjective and objective documentation was detailed and comprehensive;
Used the SOAP Note Format template for documentation;
Identified three (3) differential diagnoses with ICD-10 codes and pertinent positive/negative findings;
Addressed each of the following on the treatment plan: Diagnostics, Medication, Education, Referral/Consultation, and Follow-up Planning;
Interventions are detailed and appropriate for the focused assignment;
Provided at least one appropriate EBP scholar source
(8 Required Elements)
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCriterion 3 Self-Reflection
Must demonstrate the following elements:
Written from the student’s own perspective;
Responded to all the reflection questions;
Responses were each substantive (added importance, meaningfulness, and relevance to the post);
Offer self-analysis of performance and insight;
Reflection post responses should vary from SH assignment to assignment.
(5 Required Elements)
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAssignment Format Possible Points = 10 Points
Format Criterion 1
Grammar, Spelling, Syntax, Mechanics and APA Format
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLate Penalty Deductions
Students are expected to submit assignments by the time they are due. Assignments submitted after the due date and time will receive a deduction of 10% of the total points possible for that assignment for each day the assignment is late. Assignments will be accepted, with penalty as described, up to a maximum of three days late, after which point a zero will be recorded for the assignment. Quizzes and discussions are not considered assignments and are not part of the late assignment policy.
|Total Points: 75.0|
SHADOW HEALTH -COUGH ASSESSMENT.
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