Nurse E-Portfolio, you will focus on providing nursing care to childbearing women and children. Using the E-Portfolio format, answer the following questions. Make sure you spend some time thinking about the answers to these questions before writing.
- What three new areas of knowledge and skills have you learned about regarding the nursing care of childbearing women and children?
- How do you think these new understandings will affect the level of care you deliver as a professional nurse?
- What areas are still not clear or are confusing? What actions will you take to overcome these?
This week’s graded topics relate to the following Course Outcomes (COs).
- CO 1 – Utilize prior knowledge of theories and principles of nursing and related disciplines to explain expected client behaviors, while differentiating between normal findings, variations, and abnormalities. (PO 1)
- CO 4 – Identify teaching/learning needs from the health history of an individual. (PO 2)
Access to mental health services is a hot topic in U.S. Healthcare. Do you know what resources are available for clients seeking care in your own community? Select one mental health related condition from the list below. Conduct a web search to identify health care services within your community aimed specifically at addressing this condition.
- Suicidal ideation
- Opioid addiction
Answer the following questions in your post:
- When reviewing a client’s health history and physical examination record, what are some findings (subjective and objective) that may indicate a need for further in-depth assessment for the condition you selected above?
- Describe a focused specialty assessment tool you could use to screen the client for this condition.
- What resources did you find in your community that address this issue? What type of services do they provide? Were there specific resources or services you were hoping to locate, and could not? Please explain.