Application – Pulmonary Function Testing Assignment

Week 5 Assignment 1:

Application – Pulmonary Function Testing – Patients with respiratory disorders often require short-term and long-term treatment. While short-term treatments may successfully relieve a patient’s current symptoms, long-term treatment and management is a necessary component of the care plan. Prior to establishing a care plan, it is essential to complete a thorough patient evaluation. Patients presenting with symptoms of respiratory disorders such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) frequently require pulmonary function testing. These pulmonary function tests are designed to assess patient lung function. Results of these tests can be used in conjunction with the COPD guidelines to develop effective treatment and management plans for patients.

To prepare for Pulmonary Function Testing:

Review the COPD guidelines in the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease article in this week’s Learning Resources.

Reflect on COPD diagnosis, management, and prevention strategies suggested in the guidelines. Consider how to implement these strategies in a clinical setting.

Locate and select a case study from a reputable source on a patient whose condition required pulmonary function testing.

Consider the COPD guidelines for diagnosis and think about a potential diagnosis for the patient in the case study that you selected.

Reflect on treatment and management options based on the patient’s diagnosis.

To complete Pulmonary Function Testing:

Write a 2- to 3-page paper that addresses the following:

  • Describe COPD diagnosis, management, and prevention strategies suggested in the COPD guidelines. Explain how to implement these strategies in a clinical setting.
  • Explain your diagnosis for the patient in the case study that you selected. Compare the patient’s pulmonary function test results to the COPD guidelines when making your diagnosis.
  • Describe treatment and management options based on the patient’s diagnosis.

By Day 7 of Week 5 of Pulmonary Function Testing

This Assignment is due.

Reminder: The School of Nursing requires that all papers submitted include a title page, introduction, summary, and references. The Sample Paper provided at the Walden Writing Center provides an example of those required elements (available at http://writingcenter.waldenu.edu/57.htm). All papers submitted must use this formatting.

Submission and Grading Information

To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:

Please save your Assignment using the following naming convention: “WK5PTXAssgn1+lastname+first initial”.

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Click the Week 5 Assignment 1 Part 1-3 links.

Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK5PTXAssgn1+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open. If you are submitting multiple files, repeat until all files are attached.

Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.

Week 5 Question Assignment 2: Practicum Experience – Journal Entry

After completing this week’s Practicum Experience, reflect on a patient with a known history of asthma. Explain potential predisposing genetic and environmental factors associated with asthma. If you did not evaluate a patient with this background during the last 5 weeks, you may select a related case study from a reputable source or reflect on previous clinical experiences.

By Day 7 of Week 7

This Assignment is due. You will submit this Week 5 Journal Entry along with the Week 6 Journal Entries and the Week 7 SOAP Note by Day 7 of Week 7

Week 6 question Assignment: Practicum Experience – Journal Entry

After completing this week’s Practicum Experience, reflect on a patient who presented with abdominal pain. Describe the patient’s personal and medical history, drug therapy and treatments, and follow-up care. If you did not evaluate a patient with this background during the last 6 weeks, you may select a related case study from a reputable source or reflect on previous clinical experiences.

By Day 7 of Week 7

This Assignment is due. You will submit this Week 6 Journal Entry along with the Week 5 Journal Entry and the Week 7 SOAP Note by Day 7 of Week 7

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Week 7 question Assignment: Practicum Experience – SOAP Note and Journal

After completing this week’s Practicum Experience, select a patient whom you examined during the last 3 weeks. With this patient in mind, address the following in a SOAP Note:

Subjective: What details did the patient provide regarding his or her personal and medical history?

Objective: What observations did you make during the physical assessment?

Assessment: What were your differential diagnoses? Provide a minimum of three possible diagnoses. List them from highest priority to lowest priority. What was your primary diagnosis and why?

Plan: What was your plan for diagnostics and primary diagnosis? What was your plan for treatment and management including alternative therapies?

Reflection notes: What would you do differently in a similar patient evaluation?

Please refer to the Learning Resources in Week 3 for guidance on writing SOAP Notes.

By Day 7

This Assignment is due. You will submit the Week 7 SOAP Note and your Journal Entries (Weeks 5, and 6) by Day 7.

Note: Be sure to submit your Assignment to the appropriate submission link below.

Submissions should match the following:

Week 5 Asthma: Submit to the Assignment Part 1 – Week 7 submission link.

Week 6 Abdominal Pain: Submit to the Assignment Part 2 – Week 7 submission link.

Week 7 SOAP Note: Submit to the Assignment Part 3 – Week 7 submission link.

Submission and Grading Information

To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:

Please save your Assignment using the following naming convention: “WK7PTXAssgn+lastname+first initial”.

Click the Week 7 Assignment Part X links.

Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK7PTXAssgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open. If you are submitting multiple files, repeat until all files are attached.

Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.