N495 Health Assessment Weekly Discussion and Assignments

Module 1 Discussion

Why is
there increasing emphasis on nutrition and exercise for middle aged and aging
families? Why is it more significant than 30 years ago?

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Module 2 Discussion

The CDC and
Healthy People 2020 continue to educate on the importance, the improved ease of
access and insurance coverage for screenings and vaccinations. It is the
responsibility of nurses to engage our aging adults in self-advocating for
services that benefit the individual and community health. How can you, as a
registered nurse, impact older adults to encourage routine vaccination? What
impact does this have on the community as a whole?

N495 Health Assessment

Module 3 Discussion

After
reviewing the Psychosocial Care of the Elderly source found in course
resources, discuss surprising facts about the psychosocial care of the aging.
Did you originally consider any of these as myths, when in reality they are
based on evidence? How can nurses influence attitudes among caregivers and the
public about aging?

 

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N495 Health Assessment

Module 4 Discussion

Discuss
your personal self-assessment findings. Include the following: perceived
barriers to achieving the national recommended goals for physical activity as
well as strategies for maintenance of already achieved goals or for future
achievement of yet to be reached goals and responses to self-reflection
questions in module description above. Reflect on a physical activity you have
always wished to engage in but have never have. What creative strategies can
you implement to remove the barriers so that you can now do so?

N495 Health Assessment

Module 5 Discussion

As nurses,
we need to find effective ways to handle our stress. Explain how stress has
affected you personally. How do you manage stress in your life? Are there other
activities you could incorporate into daily routine to reduce stress?

N495 Health Assessment

Module 6 Discussion

As nurses
we complete physical assessment on a routine basis, but typically these are
focused assessments. Which components of the head-to-toe physical assessment
are not routine for you (ones you do not use on a regular basis)? Why is it
important for you to still be familiar with these components and skilled at
completing them?

N495 Health Assessment

Module 7 Discussion

Identify
potential hazards of hospitalization for all older adult patients (including
immobility, delirium, medication side effects, malnutrition, pressure ulcers,
procedures, peri- and postoperative periods, and hospital-acquired infections)
and identify potential prevention strategies.

N495 Health Assessment

Module 8 Discussion

In general,
what findings in the physical assessment of a healthy older adult do you expect
to be different than that of a healthy 35-year-old?

N495 Health Assessment

Module 1 Assignment

Assignment
Description

Aging Adult
Case Study

A
68-year-old client lives alone and is independent with all ADLs, has no
restrictions for mobility, and is competent, and oriented x4. The client is on
a fixed income, but has enough to manage a modest lifestyle. The client has
family and social supports but is very independent and is proud of her
self-reliance. The client’s height is 5’ 6”, weight is 210 lb. / 95.25 kg.

Please
answer the following:

What is the
client’s BMI?

Identify
what screening tools you would use to assess nutritional and exercise knowledge,
and why?

Identify
two client outcomes that are reasonable, measurable and realistic

Identify 3
nursing interventions for each client outcome and give rationales

Identify
what weakness in the client’s life and supports may be impacting the client’s activity
and diet?

What
referrals would you make and why?

Identify
your references in APA format. Use references not just opinion.

 

 

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Module 2 Assignment

Assignment
Description

Infographic

Choose one
older adult community population and create an infographic on a topic of
preventative screenings or vaccines for this population. You may choose to
focus on one specific preventative screening (like colonoscopy) or one specific
vaccine (like pneumovax). You will
create a one page infographic and then write an essay on the topic you
chose.

View
websites on How to create Infographics:

*http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/34223/5-Infographics-to-Teach-You-How-to-Easily-Create-Infographics-in-PowerPoint-TEMPLATES.aspx

*http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/free-ppt-infographic-templates-designs-ht

Submit an 8
X 11.5 color (one page Word or pdf. document) infographic on the importance of
one of the concepts found in one of the assigned websites.

Include a
detailed description of the infographic and the APA references in an
APA-formatted essay.

The
description part of the essay assignment should be written in an APA-formatted
essay. The essay should be at least 750 words in length and include at least
two scholarly sources other than provided materials.

N495 Health Assessment

Module 3 Assignment

Assignment
Description

Ego
Integrity Presentation

Imagine you
are working as a charge nurse in an assisted living facility. Your unit houses
twenty older adults. The residents of this unit are cognitively functional
without evidence of cognitive decline. The residents are elderly and do require
varying degrees of physical assistance with ADLs. Create a PowerPoint outlining
strategies you can incorporate in the assisted living facility to promote ego
integrity for your residents. What group and individual activities can you
incorporate?

N495 Health Assessment

Module 4 Assignment

Assignment
Description

Physical
Activity Resource Guide

After
having read the websites cited in the introduction and read your peers posts
develop an out of the box physical activity resource guide (brochure). Imagine
that your peers all live in the same general locale. Research fun and unusual
but accessible activities that will meet the physical activity goals of you and
your peers. Your resource guide should have a minimum of 6 different
activities. Each entry should contain a description of the activity, costs,
when and where, contact person, website or copy of the listing location. Feel
free to include photos or graphics. You may submit your resource guide in
PowerPoint, pdf, Word or Microsoft publisher format.

Remember to
think out of the box-search for activities on Living Social, Groupon,
Department of Recreation and Parks brochures, club and meetings sections of the
newspaper, bulletin boards in your favorite neighborhood coffee shop or grocery
store, etc.

N495 Health Assessment

Module 5 Assignment

Assignment
Description

Stress and
Nursing Practice

Describe
the case that defined you as a nurse. What happened, how were you involved? How
does this case still affect you and your practice? What steps have you taken to
overcome the stress of this event? (Remember to protect patient privacy).

Explain the
importance of debriefings. Are they used in your workplace? If a debriding
would happen who would be involved, what would be discussed, who would lead the
debriefing, where would it take place? Are debriefing possible at your
workplace and would they help nurses deal with stress?

N495 Health Assessment

Module 6 Assignment

Assignment
Description

Head-to-Toe
Physical Health Assessment

You will
use the course text to guide you in completion of a head to toe assessment. A
comprehensive health assessment allows an overall view of your patient’s health
status. As a registered nurse you must possess the knowledge and tools to
promote a healthy and productive lifestyle.

For this
task, you will record a 15 min or less video of yourself completing a physical
health assessment on a family member or friend (do not use a patient in a
healthcare setting or a child under 18). You will use the head to toe
assessment guide found in this module’s learning resources to record your
findings. You will upload your video and a copy of the assessment guide for
completion of this assignment.

Below are
instructions on how to upload your video to Youtube:

Sign
in/Sign Up to YouTube. (if you have a Gmail Account you can use that
information for your Youtube Channel)

At the top
of the page, click Upload.

Select
Upload video.

Before you
start uploading the video, you can choose the video privacy settings.

Select the
video you’d like to upload from your computer. You can also import a video from
Google Photos.

As the
video is uploading, you can edit both the basic information and the advanced
settings of the video and decide if you want to notify subscribers (if you
uncheck this option, no communication will be shared with your subscribers).
Partners will also be able to adjust their Monetization settings. You can have
a title up to 100 characters and a description up to 5,000 characters.

Click
Publish to finish uploading a public video to YouTube. If you set the video
privacy setting to Private or Unlisted, just click Done to finish the upload or
click Share to privately share your video.

If you
haven’t clicked Publish, your video won’t be viewable by other people. You can
always publish your video at a later time in your Video Manager.

Once your
video is successfully Uploaded copy the link to a Microsoft Word Document and
save it. Submit the document into the Dropbox and notify your instructor once
it is successfully Uploaded.

N495 Health Assessment

Module 7 Assignment

Assignment
Description

Emergency
Plan for the Older Adult

Locate the
American Red Cross in your area: http://www.redcross.org/ or in person.

Identify
what is necessary for emergency supplies to have on hand for a healthy older
adult. Consider visiting with an older family member or friend to identify
specific needs for this older adult (reasonable for this person)

Assist the older adult (OA) in creating their
Personal Emergency Plan and contacts

Describe what the OA was surprised to need or
what they seemed to predict on their own

Why is this important for OA singles or
couples who live independently without services?

Complete at least two slides for each bullet
point with a total of 10 slides

N495 Health Assessment

Module 8 Assignment

Assignment
Description

Signature
Assignment Title: The Holistic Patient Assessment

Part 1:
Choose an adult (over the age of 18) friend or relative and perform a holistic
health assessment. Clearly document your holistic health assessment data

Your
assessment should include the following parts:

Health
History

Physiological
Assessment

Psychological
Assessment

Social
Assessment

Cultural
Assessment

Developmental
Assessment

Spiritual
Assessment

Part 2:
Interpret the findings in your holistic health assessment data according to pathophysiologic
disease states.

Choose one
physiologic abnormality and discuss possible pathophysiologic reasons for the
abnormality.

Look at the
abnormality on a holistic basis.

How does
this abnormality impact the other areas of the patient’s life, especially those
areas discussed in this course?

Discuss the
client’s stress and coping mechanisms.

Are they
healthy?

What
improvements could be made?

Part 3:
Create a teaching plan that addresses the client holistically by applying the
assessment data you have analyzed.

Describe at
least one client goal for each of the categories (physical, psychological,
social, cultural, developmental, and spiritual).

How will
you teach the client about the goal?

How will
you evaluate your teaching?

Part 4:
Prepare a PowerPoint presentation for your patient teaching.

You should
have at least six slides (one for each type of goal – physical, psychological,
social, cultural, developmental, and spiritual), in addition to the title
slide, objective slide, and references slide.

Please be
sure to have at least one scholarly source in the PPT.

N495 Health Assessment

Module 1 Discussion

Why is
there increasing emphasis on nutrition and exercise for middle aged and aging
families? Why is it more significant than 30 years ago?

N495 Health Assessment

Module 2 Discussion

The CDC and
Healthy People 2020 continue to educate on the importance, the improved ease of
access and insurance coverage for screenings and vaccinations. It is the
responsibility of nurses to engage our aging adults in self-advocating for
services that benefit the individual and community health. How can you, as a
registered nurse, impact older adults to encourage routine vaccination? What
impact does this have on the community as a whole?

N495 Health Assessment

Module 3 Discussion

After
reviewing the Psychosocial Care of the Elderly source found in course
resources, discuss surprising facts about the psychosocial care of the aging.
Did you originally consider any of these as myths, when in reality they are
based on evidence? How can nurses influence attitudes among caregivers and the
public about aging?

N495 Health Assessment

Module 4 Discussion

Discuss
your personal self-assessment findings. Include the following: perceived
barriers to achieving the national recommended goals for physical activity as
well as strategies for maintenance of already achieved goals or for future
achievement of yet to be reached goals and responses to self-reflection
questions in module description above. Reflect on a physical activity you have
always wished to engage in but have never have. What creative strategies can
you implement to remove the barriers so that you can now do so?

N495 Health Assessment

Module 5 Discussion

As nurses,
we need to find effective ways to handle our stress. Explain how stress has
affected you personally. How do you manage stress in your life? Are there other
activities you could incorporate into daily routine to reduce stress?

N495 Health Assessment

Module 6 Discussion

As nurses
we complete physical assessment on a routine basis, but typically these are
focused assessments. Which components of the head-to-toe physical assessment
are not routine for you (ones you do not use on a regular basis)? Why is it
important for you to still be familiar with these components and skilled at
completing them?

N495 Health Assessment

Module 7 Discussion

Identify
potential hazards of hospitalization for all older adult patients (including
immobility, delirium, medication side effects, malnutrition, pressure ulcers,
procedures, peri- and postoperative periods, and hospital-acquired infections)
and identify potential prevention strategies.

N495 Health Assessment

Module 8 Discussion

In general,
what findings in the physical assessment of a healthy older adult do you expect
to be different than that of a healthy 35-year-old?

N495 Health Assessment

Module 1 Assignment

Assignment
Description

Aging Adult
Case Study

A
68-year-old client lives alone and is independent with all ADLs, has no
restrictions for mobility, and is competent, and oriented x4. The client is on
a fixed income, but has enough to manage a modest lifestyle. The client has
family and social supports but is very independent and is proud of her
self-reliance. The client’s height is 5’ 6”, weight is 210 lb. / 95.25 kg.

Please
answer the following:

What is the
client’s BMI?

Identify
what screening tools you would use to assess nutritional and exercise knowledge,
and why?

Identify
two client outcomes that are reasonable, measurable and realistic

Identify 3
nursing interventions for each client outcome and give rationales

Identify
what weakness in the client’s life and supports may be impacting the client’s activity
and diet?

What
referrals would you make and why?

Identify
your references in APA format. Use references not just opinion.

N495 Health Assessment

Module 2 Assignment

Assignment
Description

Infographic

Choose one
older adult community population and create an infographic on a topic of
preventative screenings or vaccines for this population. You may choose to
focus on one specific preventative screening (like colonoscopy) or one specific
vaccine (like pneumovax). You will
create a one page infographic and then write an essay on the topic you
chose.

View
websites on How to create Infographics:

*http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/34223/5-Infographics-to-Teach-You-How-to-Easily-Create-Infographics-in-PowerPoint-TEMPLATES.aspx

*http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/free-ppt-infographic-templates-designs-ht

Submit an 8
X 11.5 color (one page Word or pdf. document) infographic on the importance of
one of the concepts found in one of the assigned websites.

Include a
detailed description of the infographic and the APA references in an
APA-formatted essay.

The
description part of the essay assignment should be written in an APA-formatted
essay. The essay should be at least 750 words in length and include at least
two scholarly sources other than provided materials.

N495 Health Assessment

Module 3 Assignment

Assignment
Description

Ego
Integrity Presentation

Imagine you
are working as a charge nurse in an assisted living facility. Your unit houses
twenty older adults. The residents of this unit are cognitively functional
without evidence of cognitive decline. The residents are elderly and do require
varying degrees of physical assistance with ADLs. Create a PowerPoint outlining
strategies you can incorporate in the assisted living facility to promote ego
integrity for your residents. What group and individual activities can you
incorporate?

N495 Health Assessment

Module 4 Assignment

Assignment
Description

Physical
Activity Resource Guide

After
having read the websites cited in the introduction and read your peers posts
develop an out of the box physical activity resource guide (brochure). Imagine
that your peers all live in the same general locale. Research fun and unusual
but accessible activities that will meet the physical activity goals of you and
your peers. Your resource guide should have a minimum of 6 different
activities. Each entry should contain a description of the activity, costs,
when and where, contact person, website or copy of the listing location. Feel
free to include photos or graphics. You may submit your resource guide in
PowerPoint, pdf, Word or Microsoft publisher format.

Remember to
think out of the box-search for activities on Living Social, Groupon,
Department of Recreation and Parks brochures, club and meetings sections of the
newspaper, bulletin boards in your favorite neighborhood coffee shop or grocery
store, etc.

N495 Health Assessment

Module 5 Assignment

Assignment
Description

Stress and
Nursing Practice

Describe
the case that defined you as a nurse. What happened, how were you involved? How
does this case still affect you and your practice? What steps have you taken to
overcome the stress of this event? (Remember to protect patient privacy).

Explain the
importance of debriefings. Are they used in your workplace? If a debriding
would happen who would be involved, what would be discussed, who would lead the
debriefing, where would it take place? Are debriefing possible at your
workplace and would they help nurses deal with stress?

N495 Health Assessment

Module 6 Assignment

Assignment
Description

Head-to-Toe
Physical Health Assessment

You will
use the course text to guide you in completion of a head to toe assessment. A
comprehensive health assessment allows an overall view of your patient’s health
status. As a registered nurse you must possess the knowledge and tools to
promote a healthy and productive lifestyle.

For this
task, you will record a 15 min or less video of yourself completing a physical
health assessment on a family member or friend (do not use a patient in a
healthcare setting or a child under 18). You will use the head to toe
assessment guide found in this module’s learning resources to record your
findings. You will upload your video and a copy of the assessment guide for
completion of this assignment.

Below are
instructions on how to upload your video to Youtube:

Sign
in/Sign Up to YouTube. (if you have a Gmail Account you can use that
information for your Youtube Channel)

At the top
of the page, click Upload.

Select
Upload video.

Before you
start uploading the video, you can choose the video privacy settings.

Select the
video you’d like to upload from your computer. You can also import a video from
Google Photos.

As the
video is uploading, you can edit both the basic information and the advanced
settings of the video and decide if you want to notify subscribers (if you
uncheck this option, no communication will be shared with your subscribers).
Partners will also be able to adjust their Monetization settings. You can have
a title up to 100 characters and a description up to 5,000 characters.

Click
Publish to finish uploading a public video to YouTube. If you set the video
privacy setting to Private or Unlisted, just click Done to finish the upload or
click Share to privately share your video.

If you
haven’t clicked Publish, your video won’t be viewable by other people. You can
always publish your video at a later time in your Video Manager.

Once your
video is successfully Uploaded copy the link to a Microsoft Word Document and
save it. Submit the document into the Dropbox and notify your instructor once
it is successfully Uploaded.

N495 Health Assessment

Module 7 Assignment

Assignment
Description

Emergency
Plan for the Older Adult

Locate the
American Red Cross in your area: http://www.redcross.org/ or in person.

Identify
what is necessary for emergency supplies to have on hand for a healthy older
adult. Consider visiting with an older family member or friend to identify
specific needs for this older adult (reasonable for this person)

Assist the older adult (OA) in creating their
Personal Emergency Plan and contacts

Describe what the OA was surprised to need or
what they seemed to predict on their own

Why is this important for OA singles or
couples who live independently without services?

Complete at least two slides for each bullet
point with a total of 10 slides

N495 Health Assessment

Module 8 Assignment

Assignment
Description

Signature
Assignment Title: The Holistic Patient Assessment

Part 1:
Choose an adult (over the age of 18) friend or relative and perform a holistic
health assessment. Clearly document your holistic health assessment data

Your
assessment should include the following parts:

Health
History

Physiological
Assessment

Psychological
Assessment

Social
Assessment

Cultural
Assessment

Developmental
Assessment

Spiritual
Assessment

Part 2:
Interpret the findings in your holistic health assessment data according to pathophysiologic
disease states.

Choose one
physiologic abnormality and discuss possible pathophysiologic reasons for the
abnormality.

Look at the
abnormality on a holistic basis.

How does
this abnormality impact the other areas of the patient’s life, especially those
areas discussed in this course?

Discuss the
client’s stress and coping mechanisms.

Are they
healthy?

What
improvements could be made?

Part 3:
Create a teaching plan that addresses the client holistically by applying the
assessment data you have analyzed.

Describe at
least one client goal for each of the categories (physical, psychological,
social, cultural, developmental, and spiritual).

How will
you teach the client about the goal?

How will
you evaluate your teaching?

Part 4:
Prepare a PowerPoint presentation for your patient teaching.

You should
have at least six slides (one for each type of goal – physical, psychological,
social, cultural, developmental, and spiritual), in addition to the title
slide, objective slide, and references slide.

Please be
sure to have at least one scholarly source in the PPT.

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