Monday, April 10, 2006

Some of what a nurse practitioner student studies..

Hello to all… this is what I’ll be studying in the next few weeks for my Advanced Assessment class. Thought you might be interested to see what types of things are covered in a Graduate level class.. Hope this helps students!

Test 3 Objectives

The student will be able to:
  • Identify the normal anatomy and physiology and the abnormal findings on inspection and palpation of the male genitalia and genitourinary system.
  • Identify the S & S that would indicate cancer of the male genitalia or require an emergent referral to the ER/specialist
  • Perform the exam techniques that differentiate between solid and fluid masses in the scrotum, and the significance of each.
  • Identify on physical exam the types of hernias encountered in the male patient
  • Identify the normal findings on examination of the retina.
  • Identify the abnormal findings in the retinal exam related to HTN and diabetes.
  • Describe the findings on an abnormal test of EOMs and the significance
  • Describe the findings for abnormalities of the cornea and conjunctiva
  • Identify the S & S of infections and injuries of the conjunctiva, sclera and cornea
  • Identify the findings when examining for accommodation.
  • List the cranial nerves involved in the functioning of the eye and differentiate the sensory tests and motor tests.
  • Describe the abnormal findings seen in cataracts and glaucoma and which findings might indicate emergent eye referral.
  • Describe the physical findings, S & S, and significance of macular degeneration
  • Describe the significance of persistent strabismus in a child
  • Distinguish between conductive and sensorineural hearing loss and which type and why it is seen more in children versus the elderly
  • Describe the diagnostic findings for determining gestational age, both physical and neurological.
  • Identify the causes and significance of jaundice in the newborn
  • Describe the parameters utilized in the Denver Developmental Screening Test
  • Compare the nutritional needs of the infant, adult and geriatric patient
  • Identify the health promotion topics and anticipatory guidance areas for the child, adult and geriatric patient
  • Differentiate between dementia, depression and delirium in the elderly client
  • Describe the reasons for increased drug reactions and side effects in the elderly client
  • Describe the S & S of intrauterine problems in the pregnant female
  • Describe the S & S, causes and complications seen in gestational diabetes
  • Identify the risk factors, S & S and diagnostic tests for cancers of the male and female GU system
  • Describe the newborn reflexes, and the significance of their absence or persistence

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