Diabetes is a common illness seen in primary care

Diabetes is a common illness seen in primary care

Diabetes is a common illness seen in primary care 150 150 Peter

Week 2: Discussion Question – Evidence-Based Practice

Discussion Prompt

Diabetes is a common illness seen in primary care.  Using evidence-based practice, what screening would you need to make to ensure these patients are getting adequate care and health promotion.  

Expectations

· Length: A minimum of 250 words, not including references

· Citations: At least two high-level scholarly reference in APA from within the last 5 years

· Week 2: Discussion Question – HEENT or Respiratory System

Discussion Prompt

Select one of the following discussion questions:

A ten-year-old patient presents in the clinic with soft-tissue swelling around the left eye. The parent reports that the child has had a cold with copious amounts of nasal drainage for approximately a week. The parent thought the child was getting better, but this morning the child awoke with a red eye and a fever of 102.1°F. The child has no complaint of headache, vomiting or visual disturbances.

Describe how the FNP would clinically manage and follow up this patient. List the pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. Describe how the treatment plan might be different for a 35-year-old patient as well as a 65+ year old patient.

OR

A 52-year-old male presents to the clinic with a productive cough for 5 days. Describe at least 5 more questions the FNP should ask this patient in the health history. Please generate at least 5 differential diagnoses for a cough. Describe how the FNP would clinically manage and follow up this patient based on each differential diagnosis.

Expectations

· Length: A minimum of 250 words, not including references

· Citations: At least two high-level scholarly reference in APA from within the last 5 years