This discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant
topics for this week based on the course competencies covered. For this
assignment, make sure you post your initial response to the Discussion Area by the due date assigned.
To support your work, use your course textbook readings and the South
University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in
your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.
Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as
early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your
classmates initial postings. Participate in the discussion by asking a
question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of
view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or
indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the
discussion. Cite sources in your responses to other classmates. Complete
your participation for this assignment by the end of the week.
For this assignment, you will complete a Aquifer case study based on
the course objectives and weekly content. Aquifer cases emphasize core
learning objectives for an evidence-based primary care curriculum.
Throughout your nurse practitioner program, you will use the Aquifer
case studies to promote the development of clinical reasoning through
the use of ongoing assessments and diagnostic skills and to develop
patient care plans that are grounded in the latest clinical guidelines
and evidence-based practice.
The Aquifer assignments are highly interactive and a dynamic way to
enhance your learning. Material from the Aquifer cases may be present in
the quizzes, the midterm exam, and the final exam.
This week, complete the Aquifer case titled Family Medicine 03: 65-year-old woman with insomnia
Apply information from the Aquifer Case Study to answer the following discussion questions:
- Discuss the Mrs. Gomezs history that would be pertinent to her
difficulty sleeping. Include chief complaint, HPI, Social, Family and
Past medical history that would be important to know.
- Describe the physical exam and diagnostic tools to be used for Mrs.
Gomez. Are there any additional you would have liked to be included that
- Please list 3 differential diagnoses for Mrs. Gomez and explain why
you chose them. What was your final diagnosis and how did you make the
- What plan of care will Mrs. Gomez be given at this visit, include
drug therapy and treatments; what is the patient education and