NRNP 6665 Week 1: Child and Adolescent Assessment

NRNP 6665 Week 1: Child and Adolescent Assessment All diagnoses, from infancy to adulthood, begin with an examination. While an organic basis for most medical disorders can be determined through the use of diagnostic testing, the field of psychiatry is different in that patients cannot be sent to the lab for blood tests to determine the degree of depression. Similarly, patients cannot be sent to the radiology department for a “scan” to determine the severity of their bipolar disorder. Instead, the field of psychiatry must use psychiatric assessments, such as the comprehensive integrated physical exam, diagnostic interviews, and questionnaires to make diagnoses. These tools must be specialized to address the needs of children and adolescents. Diagnostic assessment of the child and adolescent is a specialized area of expertise. The PMHNP will often see children who have already been seen by a primary care provider. Many PCPs are comfortable handling attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other straightforward childhood disorders. That means that the PMHNP will...
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Professional organizations play an important role in nursing practice. They set guidelines and develop professional practice standards for nursing bodies. Professional organizations vary in purpose, mission, or membership (Kearney-Nunnery, 2016)

Professional organizations play an important role in nursing practice. They set guidelines and develop professional practice standards for nursing bodies. Professional organizations vary in purpose, mission, or membership (Kearney-Nunnery, 2016). That said, the professional organization in focus for this assignment is the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). With over 120,000 members, the organization is working to improve patient care and the nursing practice through the lens of the nurse practitioner (American Association of Nurse Practitioners, n.d.). The benefits of becoming a member of this organization include but are not limited to access to free, quality continuing education (CE), networking opportunities, advocacy support at the state and federal levels, as well as access to scholarly, peer-reviewed journals (American Association Nurse Practitioners , n.d.). Evidence-based practice (EBP) appears in several places on the website and is evident under the headings NP Influence, Research Opportunities for NPs, Advocacy Center as well as in the goal and mission statement of the organization, to name...
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The American Nurses Association (ANA) identified nursing informatics as “a specialty that integrates nursing, science, computer science, and information science to manage and communicate data, information, and knowledge in nursing practice” (ANA, 2001, Pg.17)

The American Nurses Association (ANA) identified nursing informatics as "a specialty that integrates nursing, science, computer science, and information science to manage and communicate data, information, and knowledge in nursing practice" (ANA, 2001, Pg.17). The rapid innovation in data collection is crucial for optimal patient care and quality improvement among states. Good data collection allows the hospital to improve its direct care to the patient, improve staff training, and foster improvement in clinical intervention. A chronicle impact of scientific clinical data collections is the correlation that exists between hospital acquired infection caused by foley insertion among patients. I work in the intensive care unit where the use of foley catheters is almost considered the gold standard for patient care before the introduction of pure wick and condom catheters. Most patients admitted in the ICU had foley catheter inserted for hemodynamic monitoring. A habit that persisted before the introduction of pure wick or condom catheters. This culture often sometimes caused hospital-acquired urinary tract...
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A hypothetical scenario based on my organization that would benefit from collecting and analyzing data to gain knowledge is a rise in the cesarean section rate.

A hypothetical scenario based on my organization that would benefit from collecting and analyzing data to gain knowledge is a rise in the cesarean section rate. Rates of cesarean deliveries have risen in high-income countries over the last decade (Wong et al., 2019). I have noticed that labor-management techniques and cesarean section rates vary between nurses and providers. Evidence suggests that different provider attitudes and practices can lead to variation in cesarean birth rates (Wong et al., 2019). Many nurses are proactive managing position changes with laboring mothers under epidural anesthesia; however, there are many variations in frequency and types of positioning. According to Borges et al. (2021), changes in positioning lead to changes in the pelvic space, and certain positions may prevent labor obstruction. Also, I have noticed that some physicians have a higher Cesarean Section rate than others. I hypothesize that this may be due to low tolerance for varying situations, including fetal heart rate decelerations and slow...
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What aspects worked well, and which didn’t (think about writing, direction, cinematography, acting, editing, and soundtrack)?

Provide at least a 50-100 words commentary on the video. How did the video make you feel? What aspects worked well, and which didn’t (think about writing, direction, cinematography, acting, editing, and soundtrack)? What aspect of the video did you most engage with? What will you remember? What does it make you think about? To what extent did it fit with your expectations, or did it subvert them in some ways? ...
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As for the meaning of health, practitioners of alternative medicine practitioners view health as a whole in which the person’s body, mind, emotions, and spirituality all affect one another and must therefore be in balance and harmony with one another (Fontaine, 2019, p. 9). Whereas, conventional practitioners may view it as the absence of disease and general well-being (Fontaine, 2019, p. 9).  

Chris: As for the meaning of health, practitioners of alternative medicine practitioners view health as a whole in which the person’s body, mind, emotions, and spirituality all affect one another and must therefore be in balance and harmony with one another (Fontaine, 2019, p. 9). Whereas, conventional practitioners may view it as the absence of disease and general well-being (Fontaine, 2019, p. 9). When it comes to the curative process, conventional medicine mainly focuses on the disease itself and results in fixing or treating conditions through drugs, surgery, or radiation (Fontaine, 2019, p. 10). Unlike alternative medicine, which looks at all the possible conditions that may be blocking the life force from flowing properly through the body and seeks to restore the balance and harmony that is missing (Fontaine, 2019, p. 10). Lastly, conventional medicine mainly focuses on the prevention of disease as their basis for promoting health (Fontaine, 2019, p. 10). Whereas, alternative medicine focuses on the overall long-term lifestyle of the...
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Week 10 Assignment 2: State And National Networking

Instructions Using the IPP document you started in Week 1 and added to in Weeks 5 and 6, please add the following information: Identify one state and one national professional organization in the area in which you will reside/ practice that will provide you with professional networking opportunities. Please identify the organizations, their purpose, membership fees, and the resources they provide. Professional organizations include Nurse Practitioner Associations or specialty organizations such as Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH). Please summarize this information; do not cut and paste to your IPPD assignment. Refer to the Nurse Practitioner Association (https://www.massnurses.org/) for details on Nurse Practitioner Association websites...
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PRAC 6635: Psychopathology and Diagnostic Reasoning Practicum

Assignment PRAC 6635: Psychopathology and Diagnostic Reasoning Practicum Use the PRAC 6635 Clinical Skills Self-Assessment Form to complete the following: Rate yourself according to your confidence level performing the procedures identified on the Clinical Skills Self-Assessment Form. Based on your ratings, summarize your strengths and opportunities for improvement. Based on your self-assessment and theory of nursing practice, develop three to four (3–4) measurable goals and objectives for this practicum experience. Include them on the designated area of the form. ...
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Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in Psychiatry

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in Psychiatry The revolution and re-conceptualization of health and healing that has occurred in the Western health care system in the last 20 years has given opportunity for a paradigmatic shift in health care education, research, and practice. More than one hundred years ago, the American health care system was dominated by the biomedical worldview. Today, this is no longer true. Support for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), also called natural, alternative, and complementary (NAC) therapies, and holistic practices, has never been greater than at the present time. CAM is a form of integrative care. Integrative care places the client at the center of care, focuses on prevention and wellness, and attends to the client’s physical, mental, and spiritual needs (Institute of Medicine [IOM], 2009). Integrative care is directed at healing and considers the whole person (mind, body, and spirit), along with the lifestyle of the person. Holism is described as involving (l) the identification of the interrelationships of the bio-psychosocial-spiritual...
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Describe  the differences in Bipolar 1 and 2.

Describe  the differences in Bipolar 1 and 2. There is tools for diagnostic? Describe who rapid cycles can affect the patient and family life. *Know that All responses will be Turnitin checked. Instructions: Use an APA 7 style and a minimum of 200 words. Provide support from a minimum of at least (2) scholarly sources. The scholarly source needs to be: 1) evidence-based, 2) scholarly in nature, 3) Sources should be no more than five years old (published within the last 5 years), and 4) an in-text citation. citations and references are included when information is summarized/synthesized and/or direct quotes are used, in which APA style standards apply. Include the Doi or URL link. • Textbooks are not considered scholarly sources.  • Wikipedia, Wikis, .com website or blogs should not be used...
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