Assignment 1: Practicum â€“ Week 3 SOAP Note
In addition to journal entries, SOAP Note submissions are a
way to reflect on your practicum experiences and connect these experiences to
your classroom experience. SOAP Notes, such as the ones required in this
course, are often used in clinical settings to document patient care. Refer to
this weekâ€™s Learning Resources for guidance on writing SOAP Notes.
Select a geriatric patient that you examined during the last
3 weeks. The patient you select should be currently taking at least five
prescription and/or over-the-counter drugs. With this patient in mind, address
the following in a SOAP Note:
Subjective: What was the patientâ€™s subjective complaint?
What details did the patient provide regarding his or her personal and medical
history? Include a list of prescription and over-the-counter drugs the patient
is currently taking. Compare this list with the Beers Criteria and consider
alternative drugs if appropriate.
Objective: What observations did you make during the
physical assessment? What functional assessments were used?
Assessment: What were your differential diagnoses? Provide a
minimum of three possible diagnoses. List them from top priority to least
Plan: What was your plan for diagnostics and primary
diagnosis? What was your plan for treatment and management including
alternative therapies? What is your care plan for the patient? How would you
offer caregiver support?
Reflection notes: What would you do differently in a similar
patient evaluation? How might you improve your assessment, diagnosis, and/or
plan through interprofessional collaboration?
Refer to this weekâ€™s Learning Resources for guidance on
writing SOAP Notes.
By Day 7 of Week 4
This Assignment is due. You will submit this Week 3 SOAP
Note along with your Journal Entries (from Weeks 1, 2, and 4). Practicum Time
Log is Due in Week 3
Assignment: Practicum â€“ Week 4 Journal Entry
Reflect on medication adherence issues you have encountered
with geriatric patients in your practicum setting. Explain implications of
these issues on patient health, as well as strategies to improve medication
adherence for geriatric patients. If you did not have an opportunity to
evaluate a patient with this background during the last 4 weeks, you can select
a related case study or reflect on previous clinical experiences.
By Day 7 of Week 4
This Assignment is due. Please submit the Journal Entries
(Weeks 1, 2, and 4), and the Week 3 SOAP Note by Day 7 of Week 4 (this week).
Note: Be sure to submit your Assignment to the appropriate
submission link below.
Submissions should match the following:
Week 3 SOAP Note: Submit to the Week 4 Assignment – Part 1
Weeks 1, 2, & 4 Journal Entry: Submit to the Week 4
Assignment – Part 2 submission link.
For the Journal Entries and Practicum Time Logsâ€”which are
assessed with a Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U) scoreâ€”the numerical
grade will show as 0 points and the â€œSâ€ or â€œUâ€ will be posted in the Feedback
area by your Instructor. These scores of 0 points do not affect your grade;
they simply allow for a placeholder to place the â€œSâ€ or â€œUâ€ scoring. This concept
also applies to Weeks 3, 7 and 11.
Submission and Grading Information
To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading,
do the following:
Please save your Assignment using the following naming
convention: WK4AssgnPX+lastname+first initial.
Click the Assignment Week 4 – Part X link.
Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My
Computer button. Find the document you saved as â€œWK4AssgnPX+last name+first
initial.(extension)â€ and click Open. If you are submitting multiple files,
repeat until all files are attached.
Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.