Describe a patient with an abdominal symptom or group of symptoms, such as bloating, flatus, and eructation; constipation; nausea and vomiting; diarrhea; or abdominal pain.

unit 5 ASSESSMENT OF THE ABDOMEN (GRADED) Describe a patient with an abdominal symptom or group of symptoms, such as bloating, flatus, and eructation; constipation; nausea and vomiting; diarrhea; or abdominal pain. [http://www.bezern.com/] Do not limit yourself to these examples. [http://www.bezern.com/] Remember that there are different types and locations of abdominal pain. [http://www.bezern.com/] * 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. [http://www.bezern.com/] ASSESSMENT OF THE GENITOURINARY SYSTEM (GRADED) Describe a patient with a genitourinary symptom or group of symptoms; such as incontinence, burning on urination, irregular menses, pain in the scrotum, erectile dysfunction, and so on. [http://www.bezern.com/] Do not limit yourself to these; for example, there are different types of incontinence. [http://www.bezern.com/] * 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 to the patient? * Find a nursing journal article about these symptoms. [http://www.bezern.com/] unit 6 ASSESSMENT OF CARDIAC STATUS (GRADED) Describe a patient with a cardiac symptom or group of symptoms, such as palpitations, hypertension, hypotension, tachycardia, or bradycardia. [http://www.bezern.com/] Do not limit yourself to these examples. [http://www.bezern.com/] * 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 to the patient? * Find a nursing journal article about this symptom or condition. [http://www.bezern.com/] * ASSESSMENT OF RESPIRATORY STATUS (GRADED) Choose one area of the respiratory system and then select a common complaint (symptom or group of symptoms) patients may have in that area. [http://www.bezern.com/] For example, you may select wheezes, pulmonary congestion, absence of breath sounds on one side, productive cough, and so on. [http://www.bezern.com/] Do not limit yourself to these examples. [http://www.bezern.com/] * 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.

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