NURS 6512 Properly identifying the cause and type of a patients skin condition

NURS 6512 Properly identifying the cause and type of a patients skin condition

NURS 6512 Properly identifying the cause and type of a patients skin condition

Assignment 1: Lab Assignment: Differential Diagnosis for Skin Conditions

Properly identifying the cause and type of a patient’s skin condition involves a process of elimination known as differential diagnosis. Using this process, a health professional can take a given set of physical abnormalities, vital signs, health assessment findings, and patient descriptions of symptoms, and incrementally narrow them down until one diagnosis is determined as the most likely cause.

In this Lab Assignment, you will examine several visual representations of various skin conditions, describe your observations, and use the techniques of differential diagnosis to determine the most likely condition.

TO PREPARE

  • Review the Skin Condition provided (SKIN TAG) IMAGE #4
  • Consider the abnormal physical characteristics you observe in the graphic you selected. How would you describe the characteristics using clinical terminologies? NURS 6512 Properly identifying the cause and type of a patients skin condition
  • Explore different conditions that could be the cause of the skin abnormalities in the graphics you selected. NURS 6512 Properly identifying the cause and type of a patient’s skin condition
  • Consider which of the conditions is most likely to be the correct diagnosis, and why.
  • Search the Walden library for one evidence-based practice, peer-reviewed article based on the skin condition you chose for this Lab Assignment. ARTICLE http://www.doiserbia.nb.rs/img/doi/0370-8179/2017/…
  • Review the Comprehensive SOAP Exemplar
  • Download the SOAP Template use this template to complete this Lab Assignment.
  • Use clinical terminologies to explain the physical characteristics featured in the graphic. Formulate a differential diagnosis of three to five possible conditions for the skin graphic that you chose. Determine which is most likely to be the correct diagnosis and explain your reasoning using at least three different references, one reference from current evidence-based literature from your search and two different references from this week’s Learning Resources. (ATTACHED) AND THIS SITE CAN BE USED FOR ONE http://www.skinsight.com/professionals