functional anatomy and physiology

Chief Complaint
  :“Annual physical exam”

History of Present Illness (HPI)

23-year-old Native American male comes in to see you because he has been having anxiety and wants something to help him. He has been smoking “pot” and says he drinks to help him too. He tells you he is afraid that he will not get into Heaven if he continues in this lifestyle.

Drug Hx :Current Meds: denied

Allergies: No allergies to food or medications.

Family Hx: He has a family history of diabetes, hypertension, and alcoholism.

Review of Systems (ROS)

 General: No recent weight gains of losses, fatigue, fever, or chills.

CV: no chest discomfort or palpitations

Integument: history of eczema – not active

MS/Neuro: no syncopal episodes or dizziness, no change in memory or thinking patterns; no twitches or abnormal movements

Objective Data

 PE: B/P 158/90; Pulse 88; RR 18; Temp 99.2; Ht 5,7; wt 208; BMI 32.6

General: 23-year-old male appears well developed and well-nourished. He is anxious – pacing in the room and fidgeting, but in no acute distress.

HEENT: Atraumatic, normocephalic, PERRLA, EOMI, sclera with mild icterus, nares patent, nasopharynx clear, poor dentition – multiple carries.

Lung: CTA AP&L

Card: S1S2, +II/VI holosystolic murmur; without rub or gallop

Abd: benign, normoactive bowel sounds x 4; Hepatomegaly 2cm below the costal margin.

Ext: no cyanosis, clubbing or edema

Skin: intact without lesions masses or rashes.

Neuro: No obvious deficits and CN grossly intact II-XI

Once you received your case number, answer the following questions:

  1. Discuss the specific socioeconomic spiritual  lifestyle and other cultural factors related to the health of the patient you selected.
  2. Utilizing the five assessment domains which ones would you utilize on your patients in conducting a comprehensive nutritional assessment.
  3. Discuss the functional anatomy and physiology of a psychiatric mental health patient. Which key concepts must a nurse know in order to assess specific functions?

Submission Instructions:

  • Your initial post should be at least 500 words, formatted and cited in current APA style with support from at least 3 academic sources.

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