This assignment focuses on a girl presents to the emergency room with a rash and mouth pain.This discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered.
This discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered.
For this assignment, make sure you post your initial response to the Discussion Area by the due date assigned.Finally,
to support your work, use your course textbook readings and the South University Online Library.
Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ initial postings.
Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Cite sources in your responses to other classmates. Complete your participation for this assignment by the end of the week.
Clinical Case Scenario
A 6-year-old previously healthy girl presents to the emergency room with a rash and mouth pain.Moreover, her mother took her to see her primary care physician (PCP) 1 week prior with a 2-week history of cough, subjective fever, and malaise.
Five days into the antibiotic course, she developed an itchy rash and mouth sores. Her mother reports markedly diminished intake over the previous 24 hours, but no emesis or diarrhea. She has no known medication or food allergies. In the emergency room (ER), her temperature is 102°F (38.9°C), heart rate 122 beats/min, blood pressure 119/73 mm Hg, respiratory rate 18 breaths/min, and oxygen saturation 97% on room air.
She is 45 inches tall and weighs 60 pounds. On physical examination, she has bilateral conjunctival injection, ulcers on her tongue and lower lips, and purpuric macules and bullous lesions on her torso and extremities. Chest x-ray reveals an infiltrate in the right lower lobe.
After reading the scenario, answer the following questions in an expanded SOAP note format. You are to type your information directly into the discussion board.
No attachments are allowed:
Firstly, what is the CC, VITALS, HPI, ROS, and PE findings of this case?
Secondly, what labs do you want to order? Why do you want to order those labs?
Further, what are 3 differential diagnoses for this clinical case? Why? What clinical data support your differentials?
– Finally, what is the most likely diagnosis? Identify the clinical data that supports why you believe this is true and provide a rationale for your answer.
As the Nurse Practitioner caring for the patient, what is the next step in this evaluation? What is your treatment recommendation and education for the patient/family? Why? Anticipatory guidance?
The answers to the questions are to be posted in following the SOAP NOTE FORMAT below. You are to include the headings and subheadings below in your answer:
Firstly, SUBJECTIVE CC: HPI: ROS: MEDICAL HISTORY (if available)
Secondly, OBJECTIVE VITALS PHYSICAL EXAM LABS & DIAGNOSTIC RESULTS ASSESSMENT PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS 2 Finally, DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS PLAN TREATMENT EDUCATION ANTICIPATORY GUIDANCE
Further, one should submit at the right time.