NSG 3012 Assignment 2 Principles of Assessment for RNs

NSG 3012 Assignment 2 Principles of Assessment for RNs

NSG 3012 Assignment 2 Principles of Assessment for RNs

You are admitting a 27-year-old woman to your unit for work-up of weight loss. While conducting an admission interview, you learn that she has recently lost her job and has a strong family history of depression and suicide. How would you construct your interview? What measures would you take with the information you have gathered? Why?

You are admitting a 12-year-old child to your unit. The mother states that the child has a history of unexplained blackout episodes, headaches, sleeps disturbances, and is presently exhibiting tremors. What is the most likely cause of these symptoms? What actions you would take during the interview process? Explain.

A young 33-year-old man is admitted to your unit with a chief complaint of “tiredness and morning headaches” even after sleeping. How you would perform a comprehensive analysis of symptoms? What are the possible causes of the symptoms? What examinations would be crucial to determine the cause of his problems? Why?


Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research the heart and peripheral vascular system. Based on your findings, create a 3- to 4-page Microsoft Word document that includes:

·         Differences between the various causes of chest pain. Include the location, quality of pain, quantity of pain, chronology, associated manifestations, aggravating factors, and alleviating factors in your answer.

·         A description of how to inspect the upper and lower extremities for skin turgor, color, temperature, and capillary refill.

·         A description of heart and lung sounds observed during the health assessments.

·         A brief explanation on how to palpate the brachial, radial, femoral, popliteal, posterior tibial, and dorsalis pedis for amplitude.

·         An analysis of the significance of low or no amplitude.

·         A concise note in the subjective, objective, assessment, and plan (SOAP) format for each patient encountered finding.

·         A review of laboratory tests that may be used for screening clients and the expected normal levels for each test.