Daniel “Danny” Rivera is an 8-year-old boy who is 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 informative learned in the respiratory concept lab to your critical thinking process in this case study.
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This course will focus on methods of health history taking, physical examination skills, documentation, and health screening. The course emphasizes the individual as the client, functional health patterns, community resources, and the teaching learning process. This course will take us through infancy to an older adult.
To find course material, go under your Dashboard, then you will see PATH. There are two links to find information regarding this course; course material and syllabus.
- The course material tab shows what textbook is used for this class.
- The syllabus will show what this course is, the assignments for the course, the topics of the course, the grading system, and how to refer to the student policy handbook. **there has been some problems downloading the syllabus, thus the PATH is also the syllabus…but 1 week and topic at a time.
Under your Assignments, will have the due date and the rubric posted to look at.
Under the Planner tab, assignments are listed along with the due dates. Clicking the collaborative reminder within the calendar tab will show the assignment, any information that is needed for the assignment, and give the rubric of how the assignment will be graded.
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Feel free to contact me anytime. I look forward to this 5 week journey with each of you
Reason for visit: Patient presents complaining of coughing.
Students will have until Sunday at 11:59pm MT on Week 7 to complete this assignment.
Assignment: NR 509 Week 6: Shadow Health Pediatric Physical Assessment