NURS 6512 Week 3: Assessment Tools, Diagnostics, Growth, Measurement, and Nutrition in Adults and Children 

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NURS 6512 Week 3: Assessment Tools, Diagnostics, Growth, Measurement, and Nutrition in Adults and Children

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NURS 6512 Week 3: Assessment Tools, Diagnostics, Growth, Measurement, and Nutrition in Adults and Children

When seeking to identify a patient’s health condition, advanced practice nurses can use a diverse selection of diagnostic tests and assessment tools; however, different factors affect the validity and reliability of the results produced by these tests or tools. Nurses must be aware of these factors in order to select the most appropriate test or tool and to accurately interpret the results. 

Not only do these diagnostic tests affect adults, body measurements can provide a general picture of whether a child is receiving adequate nutrition or is at risk for health issues. These data, however, are just one aspect to be considered. Lifestyle, family history, and culture—among other factors—are also relevant. That said, gathering and communicating this information can be a delicate process. 

NURS 6512 Week 3: Assessment Tools, Diagnostics, Growth, Measurement, and Nutrition in Adults and Children 
NURS 6512 Week 3: Assessment Tools, Diagnostics, Growth, Measurement, and Nutrition in Adults and Children

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For this Assignment, you will consider the validity and reliability of different assessment tools and diagnostic tests. You will explore issues such as sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values. You will also consider examples of children with various weight issues. You will explore how you could effectively gather information and encourage parents and caregivers to be proactive about their children’s health and weight. 

To Prepare 

  • Review this week’s Learning Resources and consider factors that impact the validity and reliability of various assessment tools and diagnostic tests. You also will review examples of pediatric patients and their families as it relates to BMI. 
  • By Day 1 of this week, you will be assigned to one of the following Assignment options by your Instructor: Adult Assessment Tools or Diagnostic Tests (option 1), or Child Health Case (Option 2). Note: Please see the “Course Announcements” section of the classroom for your assignments from your Instructor. 
  • Search the Walden Library and credible sources for resources explaining the tool or test you were assigned. What is its purpose, how is it conducted, and what information does it gather? 
  • Also, as you search the Walden library and credible sources, consider what the literature discusses regarding the validity, reliability, sensitivity, specificity, predictive values, ethical dilemmas, and controversies related to the test or tool. 
  • If you are assigned Assignment Option 2 (Child), consider what health issues and risks may be relevant to the child in the health example. 
  • Based on the risks you identified, consider what further information you would need to gain a full understanding of the child’s health. Think about how you could gather this information in a sensitive fashion. 
  • Consider how you could encourage parents or caregivers to be proactive toward the child’s health. 

The Assignment 

Assignment (3–4 pages, not including title and reference pages): 

Assignment Option 1: Adult Assessment Tools or Diagnostic Tests:
Include the following: 

  • A description of how the assessment tool or diagnostic test you were assigned is used in healthcare. 
  • What is its purpose? 
  • How is it conducted? 
  • What information does it gather? 
  • Based on your research, evaluate the test or the tool’s validity and reliability, and explain any issues with sensitivity, reliability, and predictive values. Include references in appropriate APA formatting. 

Assignment Option 2: Child Health Case:
Include the following: 

  • An explanation of the health issues and risks that are relevant to the child you were assigned. 
  • Describe additional information you would need in order to further assess his or her weight-related health. 
  • Identify and describe any risks and consider what further information you would need to gain a full understanding of the child’s health. Think about how you could gather this information in a sensitive fashion. 
  • Taking into account the parents’ and caregivers’ potential sensitivities, list at least three specific questions you would ask about the child to gather more information. 
  • Provide at least two strategies you could employ to encourage the parents or caregivers to be proactive about their child’s health and weight. 

By Day 6 of Week 3 

Submit your Assignment.  

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ANNOUNCEMENT 

Announcements 

 

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  • Week 3 Announcement 

Welcome to Week 3! 

This week we will be reviewing “Assessment Tools, Diagnostics, Growth, Measurement and Nutrition in Adults and Children.” You will have two assignments this week. The first assignment is a case study on assessment tools and diagnostic tests in adults and children. In this assignment you will write a 3-4-page paper in APA format on the assigned case study. You have until Day 6 of this week to submit the assignment. Please review the information on Academic Integrity within the Course Information tab. 

The second assignment is the Health History Assessment utilizing the Digital Clinical Experience (DCE) in Shadow Health. For this assignment, you will complete the DCE orientation, Conversation Concept Lab, and the health history of Tina Jones. You have until Day 7 of Week 4 to complete this. You must achieve an 80% or better to pass this assessment and the course. You can take the assessments as many times as it takes to obtain a passing score, but it must be before the due date. The score you obtain from your assessment is combined with the documentation of the Health History. Please review the rubric for the breakdown of the scores. 

I have added the assigned case studies below. There are three adult and three child assignment options. If you have Adult 1, that means you are to do the diagnostic test labeled number one under the Adult list. The same goes for the Child assignment. Grades for Week 1 should be completed soon. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. 

 Have a great week! 

Dr. Pettus 

Adult Assessment Tools or Diagnostic Tests 

  1. Mammogram 
  1. Prostate Specific Antigen test (PSA) 
  1. Fecal Occult Blood Test 

 

Child Health Case 

  1. Overweight 5-year-old black boy with overweight parents who work full-time, and the boy spends his time after school with his grandmother 
  1. 5-year-old Asian girl of normal weight with obese parents who is home schooled 
  1. Severely underweight 12-year-old Hispanic girl with underweight parents who has been bullied in school just recently 
Student  Assignment Option 
Jenifer Akosa  Adult 1 
Sherma Augustine  Adult 2 
Alice Beukam  Adult 3 
Kristen Brown  Child 1 
Robert Calhoun  Child 2 
Ashley Cheek  Child 3 
Lauren Fahrney  Adult 1 
John Gipson  Adult 2 
Gertrude Igwe  Adult 3 
Adam Jenrola  Child 1 
Dorcas Kibanya  Child 2 
Gladys Kigigha  Child 3 
Jacqueline Loudenbeck  Adult 1 
Regina Morah  Adult 2 
Anne Ndungu  Adult 3 
Ngoc Pham  Child 1 
Tanya Schell  Child 2 
Jeffrey Shekie  Child 3 
Sara Smith  Adult 1 
Nathan Stroble  Adult 2 
Arlene Vergara  Adult 3 
   

 

 

 

 

RUBRICS 

Name: NURS_6512_Week_3_Assignment_1_Rubric_Option_1 

[Control] 

  Excellent  Good  Fair  Poor 
In 3–4 pages, address the following: 

A description of how the assessment tool or diagnostic test you were assigned is used in healthcare. 
o What is its purpose?
o How is it conducted?
o What information does it gather? 

30 (30%) - 35 (35%) 

The response clearly, accurately, and with specific detail describes how the assessment tool or diagnostic test assigned is used in healthcare, including its purpose, how it is conducted, and what information it gathers. 

24 (24%) - 29 (29%) 

The response accurately describes how the assessment tool or diagnostic test assigned is used in healthcare, including its purpose, how it is conducted, and what information it gathers. 

18 (18%) - 23 (23%) 

The response vaguely and/or with some inaccuracy describes how the assessment tool or diagnostic test assigned is used in healthcare, including its purpose, how it is conducted, and what information it gathers. 

0 (0%) - 17 (17%) 

The response is inaccurate or missing descriptions of how the assessment tool or diagnostic test assigned is used in healthcare, including its purpose, how it is conducted, and what information it gathers. 

Based on your research, evaluate the test or the tool’s validity and reliability, and explain any issues with sensitivity, reliability, and predictive values.  45 (45%) - 50 (50%) 

The response accurately and thoroughly evaluates the test or tool’s validity and reliability, and explains any issues with clear sensitivity, reliability, and predictive values. Student’s research is clear, accurate, and appropriate for the evaluation. 

39 (39%) - 44 (44%) 

The response accurately evaluates the test or tool’s validity and reliability, and explains any issues with sensitivity, reliability, and predictive values. Student’s research is somewhat clear, accurate,and appropriate for the evaluation. 

33 (33%) - 38 (38%) 

The response vaguely and/or with some inaccuracy evaluates the test or tool’s validity and reliability, and explains any issues with some sensitivity, reliability, and predictive values. Student’s research is vague or inaccurate for the evaluation. 

0 (0%) - 32 (32%) 

“The response is inaccurate and/or missing evaluations of the test or tool’s validity and reliability, with explanations of any issues missing or lacking sensitivity, reliability, and predictive values. Student’s research is missing, inaccurate, or lacking for the evaluation. 

Written Expression and Formatting – Paragraph Development and Organization: 
Paragraphs make clear points that support well-developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are carefully focused–neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance. A clear and comprehensive purpose statement and introduction are provided that delineate all required criteria. 
5 (5%) - 5 (5%) 

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity. A clear and comprehensive purpose statement, introduction, and conclusion are provided that delineate all required criteria. 

4 (4%) - 4 (4%) 

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 80% of the time. Purpose, introduction, and conclusion of the assignment are stated, yet are brief and not descriptive. 

3 (3%) - 3 (3%) 

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 60%–79% of the time. Purpose, introduction, and conclusion of the assignment are vague or off topic. 

0 (0%) - 2 (2%) 

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity < 60% of the time. No purpose statement, introduction, or conclusion were provided. 

Written Expression and Formatting – English writing standards: 
Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation 
5 (5%) - 5 (5%) 

Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors. 

4 (4%) - 4 (4%) 

Contains a few (1 or 2) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. 

3 (3%) - 3 (3%) 

Contains several (3 or 4) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. 

0 (0%) - 2 (2%) 

Contains many (≥ 5) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors that interfere with the reader’s understanding. 

Written Expression and Formatting – The paper follows correct APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins, indentations, page numbers, running heads, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list.  5 (5%) - 5 (5%) 

Uses correct APA format with no errors. 

4 (4%) - 4 (4%) 

Contains a few (1 or 2) APA format errors. 

3 (3%) - 3 (3%) 

Contains several (3 or 4) APA format errors. 

0 (0%) - 2 (2%) 

Contains many (≥ 5) APA format errors. 

Total Points: 100 

Name: NURS_6512_Week_3_Assignment_1_Rubric_Option_1 

 

Name: NURS_6512_Week_3_Assignment_1_Rubric_Option_2 

[Control] 

  Excellent  Good  Fair  Poor 
In 3–4 pages, address the following: 

An explanation of the health issues and risks that are relevant to the child you were assigned. 

20 (20%) - 25 (25%) 

The response clearly, accurately, and in detail explains the relevant health issues and risks for the assigned child. 

19 (19%) - 24 (24%) 

The response accurately explains the relevant health issues and risks for the assigned child. 

18 (18%) - 23 (23%) 

The response vaguely and with some inaccuracy explains the relevant health issues and risks for the assigned child. 

0 (0%) - 17 (17%) 

The response is inaccurate and/or missing explanations of the relevant health issues and risks for the assigned child. 

Describe additional information you would need in order to further assess his or her weight-related health.  20 (20%) - 25 (25%) 

The response clearly and accurately describes detailed additional information needed to further assess the child’s weight-related health. 

19 (19%) - 24 (24%) 

The response accurately describes additional information needed to further assess the child’s weight-related health. 

18 (18%) - 23 (23%) 

The response vaguely and with some inaccuracy describes additional information needed to further assess the child’s weight-related health. 

0 (0%) - 17 (17%) 

The response is inaccurate and/or missing a description of additional information needed to further assess the child’s weight-related health. 

Identify and describe any risks, and consider what further information you would need to gain a full understanding of the child’s health. Think about how you could gather this information in a sensitive fashion.  18 (18%) - 20 (20%) 

The response clearly and accurately identifies and describes in detail any risks to the child’s health. The response clearly and accurately identifies and describes in detail further information needed to gain a full understanding of the child’s health, with a detailed explanation of how to gather that information in a way that is sensitive to the child. 

16 (16%) - 17 (17%) 

The response accurately identifies and describes any risks to the child’s health. The response accurately identifies and describes further information needed to gain a full understanding of the child’s health, with a clear explanation of how to gather that information in a way that is sensitive to the child. 

14 (14%) - 14 (14%) 

The response vaguely and with some inaccuracy identifies and describes any risks to the child’s health. The response vaguely identifies and describes further information needed to gain a full understanding of the child’s health, with a vague explanation of how to gather that information in a way that is sensitive to the child. 

0 (0%) - 13 (13%) 

The response identifies inaccurately and/or is missing descriptions of any risks to the child’s health. The response identifies inaccurately and/or is missing descriptions of further information needed to gain a full understanding of the child’s health, with an inadequate or missing explanation of how to gather that information in a way that is sensitive to the child. 

Taking into account the parents’ and caregivers’ potential sensitivities, list at least three specific questions you would ask about the child to gather more information.  10 (10%) - 10 (10%) 

The response clearly and accurately lists three or more specific questions that would gather more information about the child. Specific questions are carefully worded to clearly demonstrate sensitivity to the parent(s) or caregiver(s) of the child. 

9 (9%) - 9 (9%) 

The response lists three specific questions that would gather more information about the child. Specific questions are worded to demonstrate sensitivity to the parent(s) or caregiver(s) of the child. 

8 (8%) - 8 (8%) 

The response lists three questions with wording that is vague and lacking specificity for gathering more information about the child. Some wording of the questions lacks sensitivity to the parent(s) or caregiver(s) of the child. 

0 (0%) - 7 (7%) 

The response lists two or fewer confusing or inadequate questions, or is missing questions, for gathering more information about the child. Wording of questions provided lacks sensitivity to the parent(s) or caregiver(s) of the child. 

Provide at least two strategies you could employ to encourage the parents or caregivers to be proactive about their child’s health and weight.  5 (5%) - 5 (5%) 

The response clearly describes two or more detailed strategies to encourage the parent(s) or caregiver(s) to be proactive about the child’s health and weight. 

4 (4%) - 4 (4%) 

The response describes at least two strategies to encourage the parent(s) or caregiver(s) to be proactive about the child’s health and weight. 

3 (3%) - 3 (3%) 

The response vaguely describes two strategies to encourage the parent(s) or caregiver(s) to be proactive about the child’s health and weight. 

0 (0%) - 2 (2%) 

The response inadequately describes one strategy or is missing strategies to encourage the parent(s) or caregiver(s) to be proactive about the child’s health and weight. 

Written Expression and Formatting – Paragraph Development and Organization: 
Paragraphs make clear points that support well-developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are carefully focused–neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance. A clear and comprehensive purpose statement and introduction are provided that delineate all required criteria. 
5 (5%) - 5 (5%) 

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity. A clear and comprehensive purpose statement, introduction, and conclusion are provided that delineate all required criteria. 

4 (4%) - 4 (4%) 

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 80% of the time. Purpose, introduction, and conclusion of the assignment are stated, yet are brief and not descriptive. 

3 (3%) - 3 (3%) 

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 60%–79% of the time. Purpose, introduction, and conclusion of the assignment are vague or off topic. 

0 (0%) - 2 (2%) 

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity < 60% of the time. No purpose statement, introduction, or conclusion were provided. 

Written Expression and Formatting – English writing standards: 
Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation 
5 (5%) - 5 (5%) 

Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors. 

4 (4%) - 4 (4%) 

Contains a few (1 or 2) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. 

3 (3%) - 3 (3%) 

Contains several (3 or 4) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. 

0 (0%) - 2 (2%) 

Contains many (≥ 5) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors that interfere with the reader’s understanding. 

Written Expression and Formatting – The paper follows correct APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins, indentations, page numbers, running heads, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list.  5 (5%) - 5 (5%) 

Uses correct APA format with no errors. 

4 (4%) - 4 (4%) 

Contains a few (1 or 2) APA format errors. 

3 (3%) - 3 (3%) 

Contains several (3 or 4) APA format errors. 

0 (0%) - 2 (2%) 

Contains many (≥ 5) APA format errors. 

Total Points: 100 

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A Sample Answer For the Assignment: NURS 6512 Week 3: Assessment Tools, Diagnostics, Growth, Measurement, and Nutrition in Adults and Children 

Title: NURS 6512 Week 3: Assessment Tools, Diagnostics, Growth, Measurement, and Nutrition in Adults and Children 

NURS 6512 Week 3: Assessment Tools, Diagnostics, Growth, Measurement, and Nutrition in Adults and Children 

Many experts predict that genetic testing for disease susceptibility is well on its way to becoming a routine part of clinical care. Yet many of the genetic tests currently being developed are, in the words of the World Health Organization (WHO), of “questionable prognostic value.” 

—Leslie Pray, PhD 

Obesity remains one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States. As a leading cause of United States mortality, morbidity, disability, healthcare utilization and healthcare costs, the high prevalence of obesity continues to strain the United States healthcare system (Obesity Society, 2016).  More than one-third (39.8%) of U.S. adults have obesity (CDC, 2018). The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S. was $147 billion in 2008 U.S. dollars; the medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight (CDC, 2018). 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rate of childhood obesity has tripled in the past 30 years, with an estimated 13.7 million children and adolescents considered obese (CDC, 2018). When seeking insights about a patient’s overall health and nutritional state, body measurements can provide a valuable perspective. This is particularly important with pediatric patients. Measurements such as height and weight can provide clues to potential health problems and help predict how children will respond to illness. Nurses need to be proficient at using assessment tools, such as the Body Mass Index (BMI) and growth charts, in order to assess nutrition-related health risks and pediatric development while being sensitive to other factors that may affect these measures. Body Mass Index is also used as a predictor for measurement of adult weight and health. 

Assessments are constantly being conducted on patients, but they may not provide useful information. In order to ensure that health assessments provide relevant data, nurses should familiarize themselves with test-specific factors that may affect the validity, reliability, and value of these tools. 

This week, you will explore various assessment tools and diagnostic tests that are used to gather information about patients’ conditions. You will examine the validity and reliability of these tests and tools. You will also examine assessment techniques, health risks and concerns, and recommendations for care related to patient growth, weight, and nutrition. 

Learning Objectives 

Students will: 

  • Evaluate validity and reliability of assessment tools and diagnostic tests 
  • Analyze diversity considerations in health assessments 
  • Apply concepts, theories, and principles related to examination techniques, functional assessments, and cultural and diversity awareness in health assessment 
  • Apply assessment skills to collect patient health histories 

 

Learning Resources 

 

Required Readings (click to expand/reduce) 

 

Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus. 

Ball, J. W., Dains, J. E., Flynn, J. A., Solomon, B. S., & Stewart, R. W. (2019). Seidel’s guide to physical examination: An interprofessional approach (9th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby. 

  • Chapter 3, “Examination Techniques and Equipment” 

This chapter explains the physical examination techniques of inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation. This chapter also explores special issues and equipment relevant to the physical exam process. 

 

  • Chapter 8, “Growth and Nutrition” 

In this chapter, the authors explain examinations for growth, gestational age, and pubertal development. The authors also differentiate growth among the organ systems. 

 

  • Chapter 5, “Recording Information”  (Previously read in Week 1) 

This chapter provides rationale and methods for maintaining clear and accurate records. The text also explores the legal aspects of patient records. 

 

Ball, J. W., Dains, J. E., Flynn, J. A., Solomon, B. S., & Stewart, R. W. (2019). Student checklist: Health history guide. In Seidel’s guide to physical examination (9th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby. 

Credit Line:  Seidel’s Guide to Physical Examination, 9th Edition by Ball, J. W., Dains, J. E., Flynn, J. A., Solomon, B. S., & Stewart, R. W. Copyright 2019 by Elsevier Health Sciences. Reprinted by permission of Elsevier Health Sciences via the Copyright Clearance Center. 

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018). Childhood overweight and obesity. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/childhood 

 

This website provides information about overweight and obese children. Additionally, the website provides basic facts about obesity and strategies to counteracting obesity. 

 

 

Chaudhry, M. A. I., & Nisar, A. (2017). Escalating health care cost due to unnecessary diagnostic testing. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology, (3), 569. 

 

This study explores the escalating healthcare cost due the unnecessary use of diagnostic testing. Consider the impact of health insurance coverage in each state and how nursing professionals must be cognizant when ordering diagnostics for different individuals. 

 

Dains, J. E., Baumann, L. C., & Scheibel, P. (2019). Advanced health assessment and clinical diagnosis in primary care (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby. 

Credit Line: Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care, 6th Edition by Dains, J.E., Baumann, L. C., & Scheibel, P. Copyright 2019 by Mosby. Reprinted by permission of Mosby via the Copyright Clearance Center. 

 

 

This chapter introduces the diagnostic process, which includes performing an analysis of the symptoms and then formulating and testing a hypothesis. The authors discuss how becoming an expert clinician takes time and practice in developing clinical judgment. 

 

 

Gibbs , H., & Chapman-Novakofski, K. (2012). Exploring nutrition literacy: Attention to assessment and the skills clients need. Health, 4(3), 120–124. 

 

This study explores nutrition literacy. The authors examine the level of attention paid to health literacy among nutrition professionals and the skills and knowledge needed to understand nutrition education. 

 

Martin, B. C., Dalton, W. T., Williams, S. L., Slawson, D. L., Dunn, M. S., & Johns-Wommack, R. (2014). Weight status misperception as related to selected health risk behaviors among middle school students. Journal of School Health, 84(2), 116–123. doi:10.1111/josh.12128 

Credit Line: Weight status misperception as related to selected health risk behaviors among middle school students by Martin, B. C., Dalton, W. T., Williams, S. L., Slawson, D. L., Dunn, M. S., & Johns-Wommack, R., in Journal of School Health, Vol. 84/Issue 2. Copyright 2014 by Blackwell Publishing. Reprinted by permission of Blackwell Publishing via the Copyright Clearance Center. 

 

 

Noble, H., & Smith, J. (2015) Issues of validity and reliability in qualitative research . Evidence Based Nursing, 18(2), pp. 34–35. 

 

 

Seidel, H. M., Ball, J. W., Dains, J. E., Flynn, J. A., Solomon, B. S., & Stewart, R. W. (2011). History subjective data checklist. In Mosby’s guide to physical examination (7th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby. 

Credit Line: Mosby’s Guide to Physical Examination, 7th Edition by Seidel, H. M., Ball, J. W., Dains, J. E., Flynn, J. A., Solomon, B. S., & Stewart, R. W. Copyright 2011 by Elsevier. Reprinted by permission of Elsevier via the Copyright Clearance Center. 

 

This History Subjective Data Checklist was published as a companion to Seidel’s Guide to Physical Examination (8th ed.) by Ball, J. W., Dains, J. E., & Flynn, J.A. Copyright Elsevier (2015). From https://evolve.elsevier.com 

 

Sullivan, D. D. (2019). Guide to clinical documentation (3rd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis. 

  • Chapter 2, “The Comprehensive History and Physical Exam” (Previously read in Week 1) 
  • Chapter 5, “Pediatric Preventative Care Visits” (pp. 91 101) 

Shadow Health Support and Orientation Resources 

Use the following resources to guide you through your Shadow Health orientation as well as other support resources: 

 

Frey, C. [Chris Frey]. (2015, September 4). Student orientation [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rfd_8pTJBkY 

 

Shadow Health. (n.d.). Shadow Health help desk. Retrieved from https://support.shadowhealth.com/hc/en-us  

 

Document: Shadow Health. (2014). Useful tips and tricks (Version 2) (PDF) 

 

Document: Shadow Health Nursing Documentation Tutorial (Word document) 

 

Document: Student Acknowledgement Form (Word document) 

Note: You will sign and date this form each time you complete your DCE Assignment in Shadow Health to acknowledge your commitment to Walden University’s Code of Conduct. 

 

Optional Resource 

LeBlond, R. F., Brown, D. D., & DeGowin, R. L. (2014). DeGowin’s diagnostic examination (10th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill Medical. 

 

  • Chapter 3, “The Physical Screening Examination” 
  • Chapter 17, “Principles of Diagnostic Testing” 
  • Chapter 18, “Common Laboratory Tests” 

 

Required Media (click to expand/reduce)