the health practitioner by his mother
Read each case analysis and then choose two to complete:
P.D., age 18 months, has been brought to the health practitioner by his mother. He has a temperature of 102.4°F per tympanic membrane. The child is listless; the skin is warm and dry.
A.E., age 35 years, is five months pregnant and is in the office today for a routine prenatal visit. She complains that her neck feels swollen and that she has been feeling nervous and tired. She also complains about the heat, excessive sweating, and how she “can’t seem to get cool during these summer months.” She attributes all these complaints to her pregnancy.
A 10-year-old child is brought to the clinic by his mother. She tells the nurse that her child “always has a runny nose” and lately has seemed very tired. He has bluish shadows under his eyes, a double crease on the lower eyelids, and breathes with an open mouth. His mother says they moved to a farm in the country almost four months ago, and her son has three cats that live in the house.
S.T., a 24-year-old graduate student, visits the clinic to report “bad headaches.” She says that her headaches occur two to three times a month and last at least an entire day. The headache centers above and behind her eyes, throbs, and is not relieved by any over-the-counter medications. She says that they get worse when exams are near and she spends time in the library to study. She is worried that the headaches will cause her to fail graduate school.
Choose two cases from the list above and complete the following:
5 review of systems (ROS) questions
5 physical assessment techniques that would be conducted in a focused physical exam
Each case is worth 10 points
Each case must include 5 ROS questions and 5 physical assessment techniques for full credit
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