Advanced Health Assessment Discussion

Advanced Health Assessment Discussion

(This is a discussion board, please write about at least 2 pages and answer all the questions.)
Select one of the following cases to discuss. In the subject line of your post, please identify which prompt you are responding to, for example, choice #2 19-year-old male.

Case 1: An 89-year-old female complains of a “stabbing chest pain” and points to the area just below her scapula at the right mid-clavicular line. Advanced Health She states that she had an upper respiratory infection last week that “just seems to hang on.” No other complaints.


Case 2: A 58-year-old male presents with a complaint of severe chest pain over the last hour. He states that he did not call 911 because he cannot afford an ambulance.
Case 3: A 15-year-old immigrant was brought to the clinic by her mother because the patient complains of shortness of breath, chest pains, diaphoresis, and easy fatiguability. She claims she has had on and off bouts of tonsillitis since she was a child which resulted in tonsillectomy surgery when she was 12. Last week, she was unable to participate in the cheerleading tryouts because of knee pain and a rash that she noticed on her trunk for the past 2 weeks.
For the case you have chosen, post to the discussion:

Discuss what questions you would ask the patient, what physical exam elements you would include, and what further testing you would want to have performed.
In SOAP format, list:
Pertinent positive findings that validate your main diagnosis
Pertinent negative findings that make you think of other differential diagnoses


The treatment plan, including pharmacotherapy with complementary and OTC therapy, diagnostics (labs and testing), health education and lifestyle changes, age-appropriate preventive care, and follow-up to this visit.
Use at least one scholarly source other than your textbook to connect your response to national guidelines and evidence-based research in support of your ideas.
The initial post must have a minimum of 300 words, excluding references.

Advanced Health Assessment Discussion

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