A Comprehensive Patient Health Assessment
When a patient presents to the outpatient clinic with a complaint, it is important for the nurse practitioner to know when to conduct a comprehensive and/or a focused assessment. Performing an accurate assessment in a timely manner will lead to an accurate diagnosis , appropriate, and timely follow-up process. After reading the assigned readings for this module, write a paper that discusses the difference between a comprehensive and focused assessment following the guidelines below:
Write a paper that focuses on the difference between a comprehensive and focused health assessment. This reflective analysis should answer the following questions
Explain the difference between a comprehensive and a focused health assessment.
Explain how you determine when to perform a comprehensive versus focused health assessment.
Explain the differences between subjective and objective data. Provide an example of each.
List the components of performing a comprehensive patient health assessment.
Explain why and how you create a patient-centered problem list
Explain how you decide validity (sensitivity and specificity) of diagnostic clinical tests.
Discuss clinical appraisal and guideline recommendations.
Your assignment submission should be between 500 words in length. DO NOT EXCEED 500 WORDS… Performing A Comprehensive Patient Health Assessment