I have been working on my book conceptual kamp among other things and have been looking at ways to think about symptoms in case studies and NCLEX questions.
In this chapter I have a work book available under resources for download to work on there are objectives since this is used in my class in high acuity and Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing.
CRITICAL THINKING ON SYMPTOMOLOGY
Objective: The student will critically think through each presented symptom and classify it according to system outline below and base it on an acuity rating.
Primary Classification (though several organs may be involved narrow down to the most likely condition or presentation symptom that would be included in a nclex style question)
Primary System or Specialty Involvement
P= Pulmonary Symptom
C= Cardiac Symptom
L-Labor Deliver Kids Maternal Health
O- Oxygenation Related
B- Perfusion Related
S- Safety Related
M- Higher Maslow- (ie. Requiring education, teaching)
1- Stay in the room Urgent-Notfiy Provider
2- Intervention Needed
3- Assess Patient gather more Data
4- Anticipate Medication Being Ordered
5- Non Urgent
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Complication- Main complication 3 word or less