Topic 5: Health Assessment of the Older Adult
Complete the Digital Experience. The estimated average time to complete this assignment is 1 hour and 30 minutes. Please note, this is an average time. Some students may need longer.
This clinical experience is a focused exam. Students have one opportunity to complete this assignment and score at the Proficiency level. Upon completion, submit the lab pass to the instructor in the classroom.
Students successfully scoring within the Proficiency level in the Digital Clinical Experience will earn a grade of 100 points. Students who do not pass the performance-based assessment and scoring within the Proficiency level will receive a failing grade (68 points).
Please review the assignment in the Health Assessment Student Handbook in Shadow Health prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
Week 5: Focused Exam: Abdominal Pain Assignment
Objectives & Instructions
When Speaking with Digital Standardized Patients:
Follow the nursing process through:
– Collect data to assess Mrs. Park’s condition
– Educate and empathize to engage in effective therapeutic communication
Write reflections using the prompts provided
Perform a focused examination of an emergency department patient who is presenting with abdominal pain. Gather the information needed to assess the situation and transfer care to Preceptor Diana.
Upon entering the room:
During the exam, you will be able to:
– Conduct the relevant tests to evaluate the patient’s symptoms
After the exam: