NR509 Non-Specific Headache.pdf - Chamberlain College of Nursing NR509 Advanced Physical Assessment Student Name*This form should be used by students to

NR509 Non-Specific Headache.pdf - Chamberlain College of...

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Chamberlain College of Nursing NR509 Advanced Physical Assessment Student Name: ________________________________________ *This form should be used by students to practice as they rotate through the corresponding immersion stations. While the subjective assessment portion of this case is not included in the final immersion evaluation, students should be able to collect and assimilate pertinent patient history data as they prepare to start their practicum courses. Most of the physical examination techniques will be included in the final head to toe immersion evaluation. Those parts that are not included are highlighted in bold letters. The exact immersion exam steps, that will need to be completed for immersion evaluation purposes, are contained in the NR 509 Immersion Physical Examination Study Guide. Non-specific Headache Patient Information Jacob, a 50 year-old male, presents with chief concern of headache. He reports episodes lasting minutes to days. He reports the headache is “bandlike” and feels like “someone is squeezing my head.” The pain is described as dull and constant and is accompanied by tensing of the neck muscles. The pain is bilateral, pressing or tightening in quality and of mild to moderate intensity. The pain does not worsen with physical activity. There is no nausea, but photophobia at times. He has tried OTC ibuprophen with minimal relief.
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