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 5Assessment 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. Do not limit yourself to these examples. Remember that there are different types and locations of abdominal pain.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.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. Do not limit yourself to these; for example, there are different types of incontinence.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. unit 6Assessment of Cardiac Status (graded)Describe a patient with a cardiac symptom or group of symptoms, such as palpitations, hypertension, hypotension, tachycardia, or bradycardia. Do not limit yourself to these examples.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.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. For example, you may select wheezes, pulmonary congestion, absence of breath sounds on one side, productive cough, and so on. Do not limit yourself to these examples.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.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. Do not limit yourself to these examples. Remember that there are different types and locations of abdominal pain.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. Do not limit yourself to these; for example, there are different types of incontinence.Describe a patient with a cardiac symptom or group of symptoms, such as palpitations, hypertension, hypotension, tachycardia, or bradycardia. Do not limit yourself to these examples.Choose one area of the respiratory system and then select a common complaint (symptom or group of symptoms) patients may have in that area. For example, you may select wheezes, pulmonary congestion, absence of breath sounds on one side, productive cough, and so on. Do not limit yourself to these examples.

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