Utilize effective communication when performing a health assessment.
The student will obtain a health history on a willing, nonrelated, adult participant in order to generate written documentation that is clear and accurate. Note: Failing to complete this assignment using an adult participant other than yourself will result in a 20% penalty deduction being applied.
This assignment enables the student to meet the following Course Outcomes.
CO #3: Utilize effective communication when performing a health assessment. (PO #3)
CO #4: Identify teaching/learning needs from the health history of an individual. (PO #2)
CO #5: Explore the professional responsibilities involved in conducting a comprehensive health assessment and providing appropriate documentation. (PO #6)
- Find an adult who is not related to you who is willing to let you take a health history.
- Download the NR305_Milestone1_Form (Links to an external site.). You will type your answers directly into this Word document. Your paper does not need to follow APA formatting; however, you are expected to be clear in your communication by using correct medical terminology, grammar, and spelling.
- Review the examples in Chapter 4 of your textbook to gain insight into how to document the health history. Remember this is a health history, not a physical examination. Avoid words like frequently, improved, increased, decreased, good, poor, normal, or WNL as they may have different meanings for different people. Instead, document the specific data that led you to these conclusions, for example, 3x/day instead of frequently, or consuming four servings of vegetables/day instead of increased vegetable servings.
I attached chapter 4 as a guide & Milestone1 form.