Posted: October 26th, 2022

HEALTH ASSESSMENT RUA PAPER

1 PAGE REFLECTION 

2

Don't use plagiarized sources. Get Your Custom Essay on
HEALTH ASSESSMENT RUA PAPER
Just from $13/Page
Order Essay

NR302

Required Health History Assessment – 100 points

Student Name: JANE UHUNAMURE

1. Biographical Data

Name: Orobosa Edobor Address: 2242 CHICAGO, IL

Phone: 312-***9365 Gender: MALE

Birth Date: 04/19/1992 Birthplace: NIGERIA

Age: 29 Marital Status: SINGLE

Occupation: STYLIST Religion: CHRISTIANITY

Race/Ethnic origin: AFRICAN AMERICAN Employer: SELF EMPLOYED

Source and Reliability: Information obtained from the patient; Subjective data collected, the most reliable information that can be obtained

Reason for seeking care: Patient sought care to aid in the Health History Assessment assignment

Present Health or History of Present Illness (HPI): The patient is currently 29 years old, presenting with no current illness. The patient verbalizes that he believes he is in good health

Perception of Own Health: To the patient, he is in good health. The patient states that he goes to the gym regularly, (2-3 times/week) and tries to eat healthily but enjoys fast food. The patient also admits to smoking occasionally but claims that it aids in his anxiety and depression

Past Health:

Childhood illness: Patient denies any childhood illnesses

Serious/Chronic illness: Patient denies any serious/chronic illnesses

Accident/Injuries: Patient reports having suffered a left hand injury after getting attacked by robbers.

Hospitalizations: Patient reports being hospitalized for depression and anxiety

Operations: Patient denies any operations performed

Obstetric History: N/A G: 0 T: 0 P: 0 A: 0 L: 0

The course of pregnancy: N/A

Immunizations: Patient reports vaccinations for pertussis, MMR, HepA, HepB, Tetanus, Diphtheria, ProQuad, Polio, and Influenza

Last examination date: Patient stated his last examination date was January 19th, 2021

Allergies: Patient denies any known allergies (NKA/NKDA)

Reaction: N/A Any treatment: N/A

Current Medications: Patient reports taking Venlafaxine and Clonazepam

Family History

Heart Disease: Present in paternal grandmother, states that brother has a heart murmur

Stroke- present in paternal grandmother. Patient states that uncle has cardiogenic stroke

Sickle cell: None to the patient’s knowledge

Diabetes: Father has Type II diabetes

Blood Disorder: Sister has iron-deficient anemia

Breast/Ovarian Cancer: Patient states that he thinks that his paternal great grandmother passed away from breast cancer; ultimately unsure; Patient denies knowing of any cancer in the family

Cancer (other) – Lung Cancer: Paternal grandfather passed away from lung cancer; skin Cancer – Father had the skin removed from the nose that presented with melanomas

Allergies- Mother allergic to pollen, damp, and dust (patient states mother developed allergies after being pregnant), Maternal grandmother allergic to pollen, Maternal grandfather allergic to cats (pet dander)

Arthritis: Patient states that his mother presented with arthritis

General Overall Health State:

Height Weight BMI

5ft 8inches. 65. 22.4

Skin: Patient denies history of rash, eczema, psoriasis, hives, lesion, and so on

Hair: Patient denies any history of recent hair loss, change in texture and brittleness

Nails: Patient denies a history of change in nail’s texture, shape, and color that suggest any infection

Head: The patient denies a history of unusually frequent infestation, severe headache, injury, dizziness (syncope), or vertigo.

Eyes: The patient denies a history of vision impairment or has a history of eye pain rather, redness or swelling, watering or discharge, glaucoma, or cataracts. However, patients claimed that there is a history of cataracts and astigmatism in his family (mother had cataracts and astigmatism)

Ears: Patient denies a history of earaches, infections, discharge, and its characteristics, he also denies having tinnitus or vertigo in the past

Nose and Sinuses: The patient agreed to a history of being allergic to cold and that he often comes up with flu-like symptoms, such as sinus pain, severe cold, nasal obstruction, and sometimes nosebleeds during the winter season.

Mouth and Throat: The patient denies frequent sore throat, having a toothache, and mouth lesion. The patient denies dysphagia. The patient denies tonsillectomy, the patient denies alteration in taste. The patient agrees to have bleeding gum during the fall and winter season

Breast: The patient denies any tenderness in the breast, patient denies the presence of any lumps, patient denies any sign of nipple discharges, patient denies rashes, patient reports no history of breast disease or any form of surgical procedure on the breast

Respiratory System: The patient denies any history of respiratory diseases such as asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, TB, chest pain with breathing, noisy breathing, shortness of breath. The patient agrees to have a cough during the fall and winter season. Patient denies any release of sputum, Patient denies hemoptysis, the patient also denies any known exposure to toxins or excessive pollution, ‘Except for living in the fine city of Chicago” When asked how much activity predisposes the patient to shortness of breath, the patient stated he works out so often, only a vigorous physical activity would cause him shortness of breath.

Cardiovascular System: The patient denies a history of cardiac diseases such as chest pain, palpitation, hypertension, coronary heart disease, and anemia. The patient also denies tightness/fullness in the chest, the patient denies dyspnea on exertion. The patient denies paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, the patient denies cyanosis, the patient denies any edema, the patient denies orthopnea, the patient denies nocturia. The patient denies any history of a heart murmur. Patient denies anemia

Peripheral Vascular System: The patient denies a sense of coldness, numbness, and tingling, swelling of legs, varicose veins, or complications that may arise from it, discoloration in hands or feet, intermittent claudication, thrombophlebitis, ulcers.

Gastrointestinal System: Patient states he has a very huge appetite as a result of his active lifestyle. Patient report up to 1to 3 bowel movement daily; moderately soft stools present. The patient denies any noticeably recent changes in stool constituency (black tarry stool or melena). The patient denies any unusual flatulence. The patient reported that he is lactose intolerant. The patient denies ingestion. The patient agrees to be nauseated sometimes but denies pain in association with eating. The patient denies a history of abdominal diseases such as liver or gallbladder, ulcer, jaundice, appendicitis, colitis, and rectal condition such as hemorrhoids and fistula.

Urinary System: Patient states frequency of urination is about 1-4 times daily, patient states nocturia to be rare, patient denies dysuria, polyuria, or oliguria. The patient denies urinary urgency, the patient denies straining. The patient denies incontinence, the patient state no history of urinary tract infections, renal diseases, patient denies having pain in the flank, groin, suprapubic region, or lower back.

Genital System: The patient denies any abnormal discharge, the patient denies any knowledge of contracting sexually transmitted diseases, the patient denies any scrotal or testicular pain, the patient denies any genital ulcers. Patient denies any erectile dysfunction

Sexual Health: Patient reports that he is single but uses condoms regularly, patient denies any knowledge of contact with a partner with any STIs

Musculoskeletal System: The patient denies a history of arthritis/gout, the patient denies the presence of any deformity, patient denies any limitation of motion, patient denies any pain, stiffness, or inflamed joints, patient denies any noise associated with joint motion. The patient report muscle pain associated with high levels of exercise “Often after my rigorous and strenuous physical activities” the Patient denies any gait problems/problems with coordinated activities. The patient denies any cramps, the patient denies weakness in muscles, the patient denies any history of back pain or disk disease. Patient denies stiffness in back or limitation in back motion,

Neurologic System: The patient denies any history of seizure or neurological disorders. The patient denies a history of stroke, fainting, or blackouts, patient denies any tremor, patient denies coordination problems, patient denies any weakness in motor function, paralysis, numbness/tingling associated with sensory function, patient confirms having unproved nervousness and patient confirmed it all started a few years ago, stating “It’s a fair part of my anxiety” I am learning to manage it through meditation” Patient confirms having mood swing occasionally. The patient confirms depression and a history of mental health including anxiety disorder and denies having hallucinations.

Hematologic System: The patient denies excessive bruising, the patient denies lymph node swelling, the patient states no abnormal bleeding tendency of skin/mucous membranes, the patient denies exposure to toxic agents/radiation. Patient denies any history of blood transfusion

Endocrine System: Patient denies a history of thyroid disease, patient denies history of diabetes symptoms (such as polyuria, polydipsia, or polyphagia), patient denies change in skin pigmentation or texture, patient denies any intolerance to heat and cold, patient denies diaphoresis, patient denies unevenly hair distribution, Patient confirms nervousness, patient denies tremors or any hormonal imbalances that require therapy.

Developmental considerations: patient denies having developmental disorders/abnormalities. Patient states, “My anxiety used to make school difficult, and my medications make me feel drowsy at times”

Cultural considerations: The patient refers to himself as a “Typical African Man” embodying many cultures. Patient states he prefers local African dish and delicacies

Psychosocial considerations: Patient states that anxiety and depression have made it difficult to socialize sometimes, but that he is generally ongoing

Collaborative resources that could be recommended for any teaching/learning needs the client may have (Consider the client’s age as well as any cultural, lifespan, or psychosocial concerns. Think about Community, Family, Groups, and/or Health Care System resources)

Health promotion techniques that will promote emotional/mental health- since the patient states he often has anxiety and loves being alone.

Health promotion for constant screening and checkups

Health promotion for eyes: make sure of yearly vision check-ups and eyes are revaluated.

Health promotion for lifestyle changes related to smoking and diet

Community events would be a great way to utilize resources to achieve the patient’s health promotion goals. Communities can hold health functions or free testing for certain health concerns like blood pressure, diabetic checks, and physical examinations. The patient could attend therapy sessions held by the community collaborating with local nurses and health professionals.

REFLECTION – 40 points

My patient and I had a great interview at the school compound on Saturday after professor Colvin’s class. The meeting with my patient was detailed and I had to inform her that the assessment is going to be very detailed and will not perform it when she is distracted. The interview was a little bit challenging because I had to spend time convincing the patient to take part in the session which wasn’t easy. However, the session was successful as she became relaxed and free when questions about the review of systems were asked, as the patient gave clear and concise responses in this capacity. The interview was successful due to the application of therapeutic communication tools which entail, maintaining eye contact, actively listening to the patient, focusing, summarizing, paraphrasing, seeking clarification, using silence, giving recognition, encouraging description and perception, and also with the use of open and close-ended questions when necessary and whatnot. Besides, I eliminated all barriers to communication and the patient helped in the process since she informed the students not to interact her as she was busy. The fact that the patient was not a family friend that I knew before, creating a rapport was necessary.

The challenge was having the patient answer questions like if not being interviewed by someone she suspects that was sent by the school administration. However, I was able to convince her that I am a medical student and that I have not been contracted by her superiors to get information from her. The basic tip for collecting data is getting your patient to trust and have confidence in you that will prompt him/her to give consistence and accurate responses to your questions, the other tip is that the patient being interviewed mustn’t be hurried or subjected to undue pressure during the interview process. In addition, my other approach will be interviewing someone who is a medical practitioner to get their view. I believe I was detailed enough when asking “OLD CARTS” about each subjective item on the review of the system, however, this information is productive to every single point the patient can remember. I explore the basic tips to collecting information by increasing safety and patient loyalty to show how important the patient is, decreasing anxiety to ensure the patient know he is in good hands, increasing compliance to anticipate his concern, increase the quality of experience by making the session formal and comfortable for him, and also increasing patient loyalty by appreciating the quality of care. Using these tips prompted my patient to giving me accurate and consistence response.

NR302Health Assessment I

RUA: Health History Guidelines

NR302_RUA_Health_History_Guidelines_V5_Final 1

  • Purpose
  • Before any nursing plan of care or intervention can be implemented or evaluated, the nurse assesses the individual
    through the collection of both subjective and objective data. The data collected are used to determine areas of need or
    problems to be addressed by the nursing care plan. This assignment will focus on collecting subjective assessment data,
    synthesizing the data, and on identifying health/wellness priorities based on the findings. The purpose of the assignment
    is two-fold:

    • To recognize the interrelationships of subjective data (physiological, psychosocial, cultural/spiritual, and
    developmental) affecting health and wellness.

    • To reflect on the interactive process between self and client when conducting a health assessment.

    Course Outcomes: This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:
    CO 1: Explain expected client behaviors while differentiating between normal findings, variations, and abnormalities. (PO

    1)
    CO 2: Utilize prior knowledge of theories and principles of nursing and related disciplines to integrate clinical

    judgment in professional decision-making and implementation of nursing process while obtaining a physical
    assessment. (POs 4 and 8)

    CO 3: Recognize the influence that developmental stages have on physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual
    functioning. (PO 1)

    CO 4: Utilize effective communication when performing a health assessment. (PO 3)
    CO 5: Demonstrate beginning skill in performing a complete physical examination, using the techniques of inspection,

    palpation, percussion, and auscultation. (PO 2)
    CO 6: Identify teaching/learning needs from the health history of an individual. (POs 2 and 5)
    CO 7: Explore the professional responsibility involved in conducting a comprehensive health assessment and providing

    appropriate documentation. (POs 6 and 7)

    Due date: Your faculty member will inform you when this assignment is due. The Late Assignment Policy applies to
    this assignment.

    Total points possible: 100 points

  • Preparing the assignment
  • Follow these guidelines when completing this assignment. Speak with your faculty member if you have questions.
    1. Complete a health assessment/history on an individual of your choice who is 18 years of age or older and NOT a

    family member or close friend.
    a. The purpose of this restriction is to avoid any tendency to anticipate answers or to influence how the questions

    are answered. Your goal in choosing an interviewee is to simulate the interaction between you and an individual
    for whom you would provide care.

    b. Inform the individual that information obtained will be kept confidential and do not use identifying information
    within the assignment.

    c. The Health History Worksheet can be used to help you organize the Family Medical History information you will
    obtain from the Adult Participant (document link is on the Assignment page).

    d. The use of this tool is optional. There are three parts to this assignment.
    2. Include the following sections when completing the assignment.

    a. Health History Assessment (70 points/70%)
    1) Demographics
    2) Perception of Health

    NR302 Health Assessment I
    RUA: Health History Guidelines

    NR302_RUA_Health_History_Guidelines_V5_Final 2

    3) Past Medical History
    4) Family Medical History
    5) Review of Systems
    6) Developmental Considerations
    7) Cultural Considerations
    8) Psychosocial Considerations
    9) Collaborative Resources

    b. Reflection (20 points/20%)
    Reflection is used to intentionally examine our thought processes, actions, and behaviors in order to
    evaluate outcomes. Provide a written reflection that describes your experience with conducting this Health
    History.
    1) Reflect on your interaction with the interviewee holistically.

    a) Describe the interaction in its entirety: include the environment, your approach to the individual,
    time of day, and other features relevant to therapeutic communication and to the interview
    process.

    2) How did your interaction compare to what you have learned?
    3) What barriers to communication did you experience?

    a) How did you overcome them?

    b) What will you do to overcome them in the future?

    4) What went well with this assignment?
    5) Were there unanticipated challenges during this assignment?
    6) Was there information you wished you had available but did not?
    7) How will you alter your approach next time?

    c. Style and Organization (10 points/10%)
    Your writing should reflect your synthesis of ideas based on prior knowledge, newly acquired information,
    and appropriate writing skills. Scoring of your work in written communication is based on proper use of
    grammar, spelling, APA, and how clearly you express your thoughts and reasoning in your writing.
    1) Grammar and mechanics are free of errors.
    2) Verbalizes thoughts and reasoning clearly.
    3) Uses appropriate resources and ideas to

    support topic with APA where applicable.

    For writing assistance (APA, formatting, or grammar), visit the APA Citation and Writing page in the online library.

    Please note that your instructor may provide you with additional assessments in any form to determine that you fully
    understand the concepts learned in the review module.

    https://library.chamberlain.edu/APA

    NR302 Health Assessment I
    RUA: Health History Guidelines

    NR302_RUA_Health_History_Guidelines_V5_Final 3

    Grading Rubric
    Criteria are met when the student’s application of knowledge within the paper demonstrates achievement of the outcomes for this assignment.

    Assignment Section and
    Required Criteria

    (Points possible/% of total points available)

    Highest Level of

    Performance

    High Level of
    Performance

    Satisfactory
    Level of

    Performance

    Unsatisfactory
    Level of

    Performance

    Section not
    present in

    paper

    Health History Assessment
    (70 points/70%) 70 points 66 points 52 points 35 points 0 points

    Required criteria
    1. Demographics
    2. Perception of Health
    3. Past Medical History
    4. Family Medical History
    5. Review of Systems
    6. Developmental Considerations
    7. Cultural Considerations
    8. Psychosocial Considerations
    9. Collaborative Resources

    Includes 9
    requirements for
    section.

    Includes 7-8
    requirements for
    section.

    Includes 5-6
    requirements
    for section.

    Includes 1-4
    requirements for
    section.

    No requirements
    for this section
    presented.

    Reflection
    (20 points/20%) 20 points 18 points 16 points 10 points 0 points

    Required criteria
    1. Reflect on your interaction with the interviewee

    holistically.
    a) Describe the interaction in its entirety:

    include the environment, your
    approach to the individual, time of day,
    and other features relevant to
    therapeutic communication and to the
    interview process.

    2. How did your interaction compare to what you
    have learned?

    3. What barriers to communication did you
    experience?

    a) How did you overcome them?

    Includes 7
    requirements for
    section.

    Includes 6
    requirements for
    section.

    Includes 5
    requirements for
    section.

    Includes 1-4
    requirements for
    section.

    No requirements
    for this section
    presented.

    NR302 Health Assessment I
    RUA: Health History Guidelines

    NR302_RUA_Health_History_Guidelines_V5_Final 4

    Assignment Section and
    Required Criteria
    (Points possible/% of total points available)

    Highest Level of
    Performance

    High Level of
    Performance
    Satisfactory
    Level of
    Performance
    Unsatisfactory
    Level of
    Performance
    Section not
    present in
    paper

    b) What will you do to overcome them in
    the future?

    4. What went well with this assignment?
    5. Were there unanticipated challenges during this

    assignment?
    6. Was there information you wished you had

    available but did not?
    7. How will you alter your approach next time?

    Style and Organization
    (10 points/10%) 10 points 8 points 4 points 0 points

    Required criteria
    1. Grammar and mechanics are free of errors.
    2. Verbalizes thoughts and reasoning clearly.
    3. Uses appropriate resources and ideas to

    support topic with APA where applicable.

    Includes no fewer than 3 requirements
    for section.

    Includes no fewer
    than 2
    requirements for
    section.

    Includes 1
    requirement for
    section.

    No requirements
    for this section
    presented.

    Total Points Possible = 100 points

      Purpose
      Preparing the assignment

    Expert paper writers are just a few clicks away

    Place an order in 3 easy steps. Takes less than 5 mins.

    Calculate the price of your order

    You will get a personal manager and a discount.
    We'll send you the first draft for approval by at
    Total price:
    $0.00

    Order your essay today and save 30% with the discount code ESSAYHELP