Fall 12 NRSE 4520 Assessment and Promotion - page 39

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    I honestly feel like I'm just copying from the sample assessment. My client is pretty healthy and I pretty much write the same thing the sample paper says for healthy assessments. How can you change that... you really can't. I got 25/25 on my last paper. I wrote my assessment out and then wrote a short narrative at the bottom. That is what I'm going to continue to do. I am caught up on the eye examine. I don't have the chart and on the sample page it says "use printable". Where is the printable page for the eye exam? Anyway I'm going to wing it again... One part of the assessment wanted us to assess the temperal pulse with the pulse rate on each side. I have never done that after being a nurse for 9 years. This is not a MD or NP class! Anyway, I never got the revise version so I guess I can only go off the original. What is so different from the original to the revised?
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    Quote from fkarbowski
    Got all my grades back but an 18/25 on the assessment. Why? I don't know. TA feedback: You need to follow the example given in the annoucements for how to document this. Your exam was scattered with subjective mixed in. No narrative at the end.

    I just wrote the TA and prof. an email regarding grade and course. I am so frustrated with this course -- like no other. I am sitting here this morning with five documents in front of me, the instructions for Week 3 Assessment and not a clue as to where to turn or what they want. I have three "samples" of head and neck narrative summaries and two "forms."

    Does anyone know what form or forms we need to turn in for week 3? Or do we just turn in a narrative summary based on the information we took down on the form? I'm lost. Unfortunately, I get better feedback from the people in this forum than the instructors.

    I share your frustration. It feels like they are flying by the seat of their pants. There is nothing in the syllabus about assignments being subject to change.
    I am using the first set of things that were listed in the original assignment. I am doing a focused history, an assessment, ( underlining abnormals) and a narrative summary. I will add the assessment about the cranial nerves b/c that seems to be a part of this weeks learning. I dont have the equipemnt to do the indepth assessment that was posted the second time ( in an announcement with no explaination by the way). Just remember we are half way through!
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    Quote from PeanutButterJelly
    I honestly feel like I'm just copying from the sample assessment. My client is pretty healthy and I pretty much write the same thing the sample paper says for healthy assessments. How can you change that... you really can't. I got 25/25 on my last paper. I wrote my assessment out and then wrote a short narrative at the bottom. That is what I'm going to continue to do. I am caught up on the eye examine. I don't have the chart and on the sample page it says "use printable". Where is the printable page for the eye exam? Anyway I'm going to wing it again... One part of the assessment wanted us to assess the temperal pulse with the pulse rate on each side. I have never done that after being a nurse for 9 years. This is not a MD or NP class! Anyway, I never got the revise version so I guess I can only go off the original. What is so different from the original to the revised?
    The so-called revised version is nothing like any original version. I was assuming that it was an "addition" and not a "revision." Who knows. My "revised" version was in "Announcements."
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    Quote from fkarbowski
    The so-called revised version is nothing like any original version. I was assuming that it was an "addition" and not a "revision." Who knows. My "revised" version was in "Announcements."
    Don't see one in my announcement section. I'm in 019 section. What did you do as far as the vision exam? Did you include a eye chart?
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    Quote from PeanutButterJelly
    Don't see one in my announcement section. I'm in 019 section. What did you do as far as the vision exam? Did you include a eye chart?
    I haven't done &*#( yet ...

    Here is what was on the announcement page: Missing Physical Assessment form for this weeks assignment

    Posted on: Wednesday, November 21, 2012
    Physical Examination of the Head and Neck Form REVISED 1-6-2012.docx

    If you want to give me your email, I can send you the doc.
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    Quote from PeanutButterJelly
    Don't see one in my announcement section. I'm in 019 section. What did you do as far as the vision exam? Did you include a eye chart?
    Question was posed on our BB to TA:

    Was wondering how are we going to do the complete assessment if we do not have the tools, such as an otoscope or eye chart? Please advise.

    Answer: If you do not have an otoscope or the tools needed, just document that it was not available and document what normal would be

    Don't know if that helps you out at all...
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    On the physical exam form, it says,Masseter muscles (use grading scale – see text for muscle strength rating scales)

    Has anyone been able to find this information in the book?
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    Quote from fkarbowski
    On the physical exam form, it says,Masseter muscles (use grading scale – see text for muscle strength rating scales)

    Has anyone been able to find this information in the book?
    Yes...I found it in Chapter 22! Look up things like muscle testing in the index.
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    Thanks! Found it!
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    One more questions for you all regarding the health assessment. I get filling in the blanks and doing the narrative summary as given in the examples provided. Do we or do we not, add an additional two to three paragraph "note" on top of the narrative summary (not provided on the examples)? Sounds to me like a summary of a summary. The narrative summary doesn't sound like the 2-3 para part required on the rubric. Any advice?? Thanks.


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