explain how the experience connected your classroom studies to the real-world clinical setting

Reflect on a pediatric patient who presented with an eye, ear, nose, or throat disorder during your Practicum experience. Describe your experience in assessing and managing the patient and his or her family. Include details of your “aha” moment in identifying the patient’s disorder. Then, explain how the experience connected your classroom studies to the real-world clinical setting. If you did not have an opportunity to 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.

Discuss gender roles, stereotypes, myths, and/or controls in society that existed then and you see exist today

We have all heard about the girl who wants to join the wrestling team and the boy who wants an Easy Bake Oven. Think about some of your earliest experiences with gender. Consider at school, extracurricular activities, your parents, your friends, etc. Discuss gender roles, stereotypes, myths, and/or controls in society that existed then and you see exist today. Do you feel that males or females have more or less “controls” placed on them by society? Is it fair? Do you believe that boys and girls/men and women should stick to the qualities, interests, etc., that society deems appropriate for their gender?

What critical thinking strategies do you use to improve your clinical competence and thus move from novice to expert?

This week’s Learning Resources explore skill development and levels of knowledge acquisition based on clinical experience. For example, Benner suggests that as a nurse gains more experience, knowledge and skill level increases. Nurses move from novices—making decisions based on rules—to experts who are able to see connections between actions and outcomes using critical thinking. This Discussion focuses on the role of critical thinking in nursing practice and the connection between critical thinking, clinical competence, and scholarship.

To prepare:

Review the Learning Resources focusing on critical thinking and Benner’s interpretation of the Novice to Expert theory.
Reflect on how critical thinking is used in clinical practice. How does critical thinking relate to, or support, clinical competence?
What critical thinking strategies do you use to improve your clinical competence and thus move from novice to expert?
Consider the connection between critical thinking, nursing practice, and scholarship.

Post your observations on how critical thinking is used in clinical practice (provide examples); how you employ critical thinking strategies to improve clinical competence; and your thoughts on the connections between critical thinking, scholarship, and practice.

Support your Discussion assignment with specific resources used in its preparation using APA formatting. You are asked to provide a reference for all resources, including those in the Learning Resources for this course.

Examine the pathophysiological factors that influence the incidence and manifestations of acute, episodic, and chronic diseases in populations across the lifespan

MN551-3: Examine the pathophysiological factors that influence the incidence and manifestations of acute, episodic, and chronic diseases in populations across the lifespan. Topic: Educational Brochure Design a trifold educational brochure, that will be used to educate the community, about one of the following topics: •hypertension •hypercholesterolemia •heart failure •artherosclerosis •pathophysiological factors that influence the incidence and manifestations of acute, episodic, and chronic diseases in populations across the lifespan

Brochure Contents 1.Two evidenced-based web sites or journal articles as a reference 2.Risk factors 3.Possible consequences 4.Prevention strategies 5.Treatment modalities

How should the nurse proceed with the health interview?

Emily, a 3-year-old toddler, presents to the pediatrician’s office for her yearly physical. Her mother and 6-month-old brother accompany her. Emily’s brother was seen first for immunizations and a checkup, and now it is Emily’s turn for an exam and immunization check. The nurse notes that Emily’s immunizations are up-to-date (she received the pneumonia vaccine in the fall, as well as her yearly flu shot). Emily’s mother reports that her daughter is doing well in preschool and has had no illnesses since the last visit. Vital signs: T 98.6 P 122 R 20 BP 90/40. Emily is clinging to her mother; she is visibly upset, crying and shouting, “Please don’t let them give me boo boo shot!”

How should the nurse proceed with the health interview?
What factors may affect communication with this patient?
What are the three phases of the interview process?
What communication techniques would be appropriate for gathering the data needed to complete the health history?

Provide Answers in an APA formatted paper.

Explain why you want to be a nurse

Explain why you want to be a nurse, how nursing will change your life, and what contribution you plan to make to the nursing profession. Identify the support system that will assist you through nursing school. Identify the support system that will need to temporarily give up as you attend school. Identify study techniques that you will use to be successful during this journey.

How do various religious, cultural, and spiritual beliefs affect the patient’s perception of (1) how he or she will relate the symptoms to the caregiver and (2) the care the patient receives?

How do various religious, cultural, and spiritual beliefs affect the patient’s perception of (1) how he or she will relate the symptoms to the caregiver and (2) the care the patient receives? How will this influence the diagnosis?

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Describe the differences in the leading causes of mortality in the United States and in a developing country of your choice

Write an essay in which you do the following:

Define and differentiate between morbidity and mortality rates of a population. Why are these rates important? Please explain your response and give an example of each.
Describe the differences in the leading causes of mortality in the United States and in a developing country of your choice (for the year 2010–2014).

Be sure to support your opinion with evidence from the literature.

Length: 2–3 pages, excluding title page and references.

SLP Assignment Expectations

Assessment and Grading: Your paper will be assessed based on the performance assessment rubric that is linked within the course. Review it before you begin working on the assignment.

Your work should also follow these Assignment Expectations.

Explain strategies for educating parents on their child’s disorder and reducing any concerns/fears presented in the case study

In clinical settings, eye, ear, nose, and throat (EENT) disorders account for the majority of pediatric visits. With the prevalence of these disorders, you must be familiar with their signs and symptoms as well as evidence-based practices for assessment and treatment. Although many pediatric patients present with common EENT disorders such as ear infections, allergies, and strep throat, some patients present with rare disorders requiring specialist care. In your role, making this distinction between when to treat and when to refer is essential. For this Discussion, examine the following case studies and consider potential diagnoses and management strategies.
Case Study 1

A mother presents with her 2-year-old child with complaints of ear pain and decreased sleep. Earlier this week, he had a runny nose and congestion with a mild cough that occurred mostly when lying down. His temperature is 100.7°F. You note the following physical findings: shotty anterior cervical adenopathy, mild nasal congestion, clear postnasal drainage, and lungs clear to auscultation. Ear examination reveals the following: right tympanic membrane is red, translucent, in a neutral position, with no pus or fluid noted; left tympanic membrane is full, reddish orange in appearance, and opaque with pus.
Case Study 2

Kaitlyn is a 4-year-old with a 2-day history of nasal congestion and cough in the early morning. Her mother reports thick, green nasal discharge. She is afebrile, and appetite and sleep are normal. Physical examination reveals: lungs clear to auscultation, tympanic membranes pearly gray without fluid in a neutral position, no cervical adenopathy, nasal turbinates are red, and clear rhinorrhea and postnasal drip.
Case Study 3

Marcus is an 8-year-old with a 36-hour complaint of headache (frontal), sore throat, fever to 102°F, and nausea. Mom says his appetite is decreased and his breath smells “like a puppy dog’s.” Physical examination reveals: lungs clear to auscultation, tympanic membranes partially obscured by cerumen but in neutral position and transparent, enlarged tonsilar and anterior cervical lymph nodes, 2+ enlarged and red tonsils with exudate, strawberry tongue, and petechiae on the soft palate.

To prepare:

Review “Eye Disorders” and “Ear Disorders” in the Burns et al. text.
Review and select one of the three case studies. Analyze the patient information, including the parent’s perspective.
Consider a differential diagnosis for the patient in the case study you selected. Think about the most likely diagnosis for the patient.
Think about a treatment and management plan for the patient. Be sure to consider appropriate dosages for any recommended pharmacologic and/or non-pharmacologic treatments.
Consider strategies for educating parents on the child’s disorder and reducing any concerns/fears presented in the case study.

By Day 3

Post an explanation of the differential diagnosis for the patient in the case study you selected. Explain which is the most likely diagnosis for the patient and why. Include an explanation of unique characteristics of the disorder you identified as the primary diagnosis. Then, explain a treatment and management plan for the patient, including appropriate dosages for any recommended treatments. Finally, explain strategies for educating parents on their child’s disorder and reducing any concerns/fears presented in the case study.a

Identify a change needed in your community in health care policy and discuss how you could impart change during your career as an NP

During NP clinical practicum experiences, we identify, as nurses, many health care issues that need to be addressed at the local, state(texas), or national level. Addressing the need for change in health care policy is now an intricate part of your role(NP) as a social change agent.

For this Discussion, you will identify a change needed in your community and what your nursing legacy for positive social change will be.
To prepare:

Consider the health care issues and deficits you have recognized in your professional practice.
Identify a change needed in your community in health care policy and discuss how you could impart change during your career as an NP.
Consider your future as a NP and what your nursing legacy will be. How will you impart Social Change?

Post a change needed in your community and an explanation for how you will begin to implement that change. Then, share with your colleagues a brief explanation of what your nursing legacy will be and how will you impart Social Change.

250 words, APA format and 4 references(within the last 5 yrs)