NRNP 6531 Week 3: Evaluation and Management of HEENT Conditions

Week 3: Evaluation and Management of HEENT Conditions

Last week, observing external characteristics of a patient was introduced as an important initial component of a physical examination. In addition to those observations, additional patient information can be learned by examining the head, eyes, ears, nose and throat, referred to as the HEENT system. Abnormal or disease manifestations may cause changes to one or more parts of the HEENT system, and understanding those manifestations is a critical skill for the advanced practice nurse.

For this week, you will not have a simulation case study however, it will be important for you to recognize that your continued observations and additional patient information are critical to your advanced nursing skills. This Week 3 concludes Module 1, and you will complete a Knowledge Check assessment covering the Module 1 topics examined in Weeks 1–3.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Identify key terms, concepts, and principles related to the primary care of adults across the lifespan

Learning Resources

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Knowledge Check: Module 1: Advanced Nursing Practice Competencies, Integumentary, and HEENT Conditions

In this exercise, you will complete a 10- question Knowledge Check to gauge your understanding of this module’s content.  Please note that this is a formative practice to help you better prepare for your Midterm and Final Exam as well as your Nurse Practitioner (NP) certification exam. The questions in this Knowledge Check are related to the topics from Weeks 1, 2, and 3 Topics include:

  • Nursing competencies
  • Billing and coding
  • Integumentary conditions
  • HEENT conditions

It is in your best interest to take your time, do your best, and answer each question to the best of your ability.

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By Day 7

Complete and submit your Knowledge Check.

Submission Information

Submit Your Knowledge Check by Day 7

To submit your Knowledge Check:

Week 3 Knowledge Check

What’s Coming Up in Module 2?

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In Module 2, you will examine the evaluation and management of cardiovascular conditions in Week 4 and respiratory conditions in Week 5. You will consider how to assess, diagnose, and treat two i-Human patients—one presenting a cardiovascular condition and one presenting a respiratory condition.

Week 5 Knowledge Check

In Week 5, you will experience your next Knowledge Check which covers the Module 2 topics from Weeks 4 and 5. Refer to the Week 5 Knowledge Check Assignment for further details related to the topics covered. Plan your time accordingly.

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