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I am having to do a case discussion on Huntington's disease for pathophysiology. Basically we have to write it as if we are nurses giving our end of shift report to the next staff members. I am thinking we need to let them know the condition the patient is in and things of this nature. It is to be only about 10 minutes long. My question is has anyone done this and how would I outline it or give an order of providing the info.

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Are you doing a case study or are you doing a pretend hand off with another nurse...because one is more detailed than the other. 

End of shift report would just give the basics...if it's a new pt then you would give the full assessment to the nurse and current condition of patient letting the new nurse know they have that condition. 

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I guess an outline would start out with pt name, age, gender, then you could go through vitals, and ur head to toe assessment along with current medical conditions and admitting diagnoses and what led to the admitting diagnosis, mobility and dietary status, meds, orders for the pt any labs that should be known or needed, just things like that

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19 hours ago, Will71 said:

Basically we have to write it as if we are nurses giving our end of shift report to the next staff members.

😭

19 hours ago, Will71 said:

It is to be only about 10 minutes long.

Holy 😭.

Whyyye are nursing-type people so painful; such "creativity."

 

If you haven't otherwise been given any kind of order guideline for this assignment, you could consider using a format for report-giving, if you have been taught that (in another class).

If neither of those two things apply, you could try a common reporting format: SBAR.

Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendations

Disclaimer: the only "right" way to do this assignment is whatever way your instructor says. There is no universal standard to this kind of malarkey.

Is a grading rubric provided?

 

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Consider the class: Pathophysiology

Consider the disorder: Huntington's

Prepare a summary of what you'd expect to find in the assessment of a Huntington's patient and what kinds of specific risks they might face.

Don't turn this into something it's not.

♪♫ in my ♥

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Thank you all for the replies. The instructor finally gave us a handout using SOAP as our instructions. My group has decided to use a 27 yr old male patient who is concerned with not being able to get his wife pregnant because he has CF and possible mucous build up in his vas deferens. I didn't come up with this, it is what I am stuck with. lol!!

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On 1/28/2020 at 9:52 AM, Will71 said:

Thank you all for the replies. The instructor finally gave us a handout using SOAP as our instructions. My group has decided to use a 27 yr old male patient who is concerned with not being able to get his wife pregnant because he has CF and possible mucous build up in his vas deferens. I didn't come up with this, it is what I am stuck with. lol!!

Who on earth thinks this stuff up?  I thought my instructors were out to lunch.  Why would such a person even need a nurse?  He needs a urologist and a genetic counselor.  Not necessarily in that order.

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"My group has decided to use a 27 yr old male patient who is concerned with not being able to get his wife pregnant because he has CF and possible mucous build up in his vas deferens"

I'd probably have ED as well if I thought I had mucous build-up on my vas deferens!😖

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sleepwalker is a MSN, NP and specializes in Occupational Health.

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My group has decided to use a 27 yr old male patient who is concerned with not being able to get his wife pregnant because he has CF and possible mucous build up in his vas deferens.

But seriously....when you get to the planning/intervention part be sure to include "cupping and massage" of the affected area...multiple times a day...😏

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