2015 page 7 Failure to take an adequate physical examination or to recognize

2015 page 7 failure to take an adequate physical

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(Ball et al. 2015 page 7). Failure to take an adequate physical examination or to recognize essential findings and to document the comprehensive H&P may result in inadequate care for the patient (Sullivan, D. D. 2019 page 19). Select one of the risk assessment instruments presented in Chapter 1 or Chapter 5 of the Seidel's Guide to Physical Examination text, or another tool with which you are familiar, related to your selected patient. Physical disability is one of the risks concerned in the group of my patient. The physical appearance and behavior I will assess the patient’s hygiene, grooming, and appropriateness of dress for age and season because if the patient used to dress nicely then now inappropriate clothing in a previously well-groomed individual may
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be a sign of depression (Ball et al. 2015 page 67). During the conversation, I will assess for emotional status, and I will note patient behavior such as apathy, carelessness, loss of sympathetic reactions, hostility, rage reaction, (Ball et al. 2015 page 67). Nonverbal communication, I will assess for the patient’s posture, eye contact, and facial expression (Ball et al. 2015, page 6). It is essential to evaluate for the state of consciousness, for example, the person should be oriented to person, place and time and make two appropriate responses to questions, as well as physical and environmental stimuli (Ball et al. 2015 page 67). I will assess for the cognitive ability by asking specific questions and tasks or screening Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE). I will examine for abstract reasoning, arithmetic calculation, writing ability, execution of motor skills, memory, attention span, and Judgment (Ball et al. 2015, page 67- 70). Develop at least five targeted questions you would ask your selected patient to assess his or her health risks and begin building a health history. The five targeted questions will be. Where? Where are symptoms located? When? When did it begin? What? What does it feel? What do you think to cause your illness or condition? (Sullivan, D. D. (2012). How? Have there been similar episodes in the past? If so, how was it treated? Why? Why is the solution to the problem? Who has authority for decision making related to your health care (Sullivan, D. D. (2012)? Are you allergy to any medication? Write a summary of the interview and a description of the communication techniques you would use with your assigned patient.
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