Assessment of the Neurological System

Assessment of the Neurological System

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Assessment of the Neurological System

Read the case study below and respond to two of the questions below. Make sure you respond to a classmate as well, before the weekends.

Katherine Trembly is a 67-year-old woman who presents to the neurologist’s office after a referral from her PCP (primary care provider) for a seizure.

Subjective Data

PMH: Seizure, hypertension, anxiety

Retired book keeper

C/o being “tired”

Periods of unresponsiveness to verbal stimuli

Objective Data

Vital signs: T 37 degrees Centigrade, P 80, R 18, BP 174/84

Lungs: clear

O2 Sat = 98%

Heart rate regular, + peripheral pulses

What other questions should the nurse ask?

What techniques are helpful to incorporate in assessing a patient in this age group?

What are some of the more common conditions that may cause seizure activity in this age group?

What diagnostic tools will the physician use to diagnose this condition?

What should be included in the plan of care?

APA FORMAT

REFERENCE:Jarvis, C. (2016). Physical examination & health assessment (7th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Saunders.

  • Chapter 22: Musculoskeletal System
    • pp. 577–619 (Structure, Function, Subjective and Objective Data, Documentation and Critical Thinking)
  • Chapter 23: Neurologic System
    • pp. 633–676 (Structure, Function, Subjective and Objective Data, Documentation and Critical Thinking)

 

ESSAY GUIDELINES -:

Write a 1000-1500-word essay addressing each of the following points. Be sure to completely answer all the questions for each bullet point. There should be two main sections, one for each bullet below. Separate each section in your paper with a clear heading that allows your professor to know which bullet you are addressing in that section of your paper.

Support your ideas with at least three (3) sources using citations in your essay. Make sure to cite using the APA writing style for the essay. The cover page and reference page in correct APA do not count towards the minimum word amount. Review the rubric criteria for this assignment.

Length: 1000-1500 words; answers must thoroughly address the prompts in a clear, concise manner.

Evaluation Criteria for Paper

(10%) Resources used as rationale for approaches and as sources of content

_____ 5. (20%) write paper in a scholarly manner
(4%) Format includes title page, body of paper, & reference page, with pages numbered

_____ 5. (20%) Write the Paper in a scholarly manner
(4%) Format includes title page, body of paper, & reference page, with pages numbered