Unit 4 Discussion – Focused vs. Comprehensive Assessment

 
Instructions: It is anticipated that the initial discussion post should be in the range of 250-300 words. Response posts to peers have no minimum word requirement but must demonstrate topic knowledge and scholarly engagement with peers. Substantive content is imperative for all posts. All discussion prompt elements for the topic must be addressed. Please proofread your response carefully for grammar and spelling. Do not upload any attachments unless specified in the instructions. All posts should be supported by a minimum of one scholarly resource, ideally within the last 5 years. Journals and websites must be cited appropriately. Citations and references must adhere to APA format.
Initial Discussion Question/Prompt Due Wednesday by 6/1, 11:59 pm
Discussion post for this week, please take the following descriptive information and place it with the appropriate categories listed. Based on the descriptive information would this be a focused or comprehensive assessment and if focused what system or systems would you want to assess and why?
Descriptions

Presents with c/o headache
Pain is a ‘4’ on a scale of 1-10
Scoliosis corrected with Charleston brace, broken toe
No cold/sinus symptoms
Eye exam 2 years ago
No medications, NKDA
No hospitalizations
No tobacco use, wine once monthly, no recreational drug use
Single, lives alone
Traveled to UK, Caribbean in past 3 months
Throbbing for past 2 hours, can feel pulse in temple
Sports-induced asthma
No fever, no changes in vision

Categories

Chief Complaint
History of Present Illness
Past Medical History
Personal and Social History
Review of Symptoms