Select one of the conditions or disorders below and create a

Standardized procedures
The Standardized Procedure Worksheet is due by Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 5.
The Late Assignment Policy applies to this assignment. Students are expected to submit assignments by the time they are due. Assignments submitted after the due date and time will receive a deduction of 10% of the total points possible for that assignment for each day the assignment is late. Assignments will be accepted, with penalty as described, up to a maximum of three days late, after which point a zero will be recorded for the assignment.
Total Points Possible
This assignment is worth a total of 120 points.
Preparing the Assignment
Nurse practitioners provide high-quality, comprehensive care to clients in a variety of health care settings. Standardized procedures may be used to help guide care. Boards of Nursing, such as California, provide resources to ensure that NPs provide quality care while functioning within their scope of practice.
Select one of the conditions or disorders below and create a standardized procedure for treatment in the primary care setting:
urinary incontinence in the older adult
urinary tract infections in community-dwelling older adults
urinary tract infections in facility-dwelling older adults
benign prostatic hyperplasia in older adults
erectile dysfunction in older adults
hormone replacement therapy for menopause
sexually transmitted infections in older adults
Follow the guidelines below to complete the standardized procedure template Links to an external site..
 
Definition
Identify the selected disorder or condition.
Provide a basic description of the pathophysiology of the selected disorder or condition.
Provide a summary of the incidence and prevalence of the selected disorder or condition in the United States.
Assessment
Identify common subjective findings (symptoms) consistent with the selected diagnosis.
Identify pertinent physical examination components and the expected exam findings consistent with the selected disorder or condition.
Identify your intended state of practice and whether physician collaboration is required, as it is in California. If collaboration is required, describe the circumstances that would require physician consultation.
Diagnostic tests
List diagnostic tests appropriate for the selected disorder or condition.
List expected abnormal results consistent with the selected disorder or condition.
Management: Present an evidence-based management plan for the selected disorder or condition.
Describe in detail first-line prescribed medications recommended for the selected disorder or condition.
Describe in detail second-line medication that should be prescribed IF the client had an allergy to first-line line treatment for the selected disorder or condition.
Identify medication details including
Trade and generic names for each medication
Typical dose for each medication
 Major contraindications for use
Major drug-drug interactions
Identify other recommended treatments, if any, for the selected disorder or condition.
Discuss expected client follow-up. If the client called in with persistent or recurrent symptoms after initial treatment, describe the appropriate next action.
Describe indications for referral.
Use current clinical practice guidelines or U.S.-based scholarly resources appropriate for advanced practice* that has been published within the past 5 years to support management plan
**Textbooks, journals published outside the United States, and journals not intended for advanced practice nurse or physician providers are NOT considered scholarly references for treatment decisions.
*NR601 Standardized Procedure Worksheet Rubric
NR601 Standardized Procedure Worksheet Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDiagnosis
1. Identifies disease condition.
2. Provides a basic description of the pathophysiology of the disorder or condition.
3. Provides a summary of incidence and prevalence in the United States.
(3 critical elements)
20 pts
Excellent
Three required critical elements are present and thoroughly addressed.
18 pts
Very Good
Three required critical elements are present but addressed superficially in places.
16 pts
Satisfactory
Three required critical elements are present but addressed superficially in each element.
10 pts
Needs Improvement
One critical element is missing.
0 pts
Unsatisfactory
Less than two requirements for this section are presented.
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAssessment
1. Lists common subjective findings consistent with the disorder or condition
2. Lists pertinent physical exams to perform
3. Lists expected physical exam findings consistent with the disorder or condition
4. Identifies intended state of practice and whether physician collaboration is required. Describes the circumstances that would require physician consultation.
(4 critical elements)
20 pts
Full Marks
Four required critical elements are present and thoroughly addressed.
18 pts
Very Good
Four required critical elements are present but addressed superficially in places.
16 pts
Satisfactory
Four required critical elements are present but addressed superficially in each element.
10 pts
Needs Improvement
One critical element is missing.
0 pts
Unsatisfactory
No requirements for this section are presented or more than one critical element is missing.
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDiagnostic Tests
1. Lists appropriate diagnostic tests
2. Lists expected abnormal results consistent with the disorder or condition
(2 critical elements)
20 pts
Full Marks
Two required critical elements are present and thoroughly addressed.
18 pts
Very Good
Two required critical elements are present but addressed superficially in places.
16 pts
Satisfactory
Two required critical elements are present but addressed superficially in each element.
10 pts
Needs Improvement
One critical element is missing.
0 pts
Unsatisfactory
No requirements for this section are presented.
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeManagement
Presents an evidence-based plan including:
1. Describes in detail first-line prescribed medications recommended for the disorder or condition
2. Describes in detail second-line medications that should be prescribed IF the patient had an allergy to 1st line treatment
3. Medication details include ALL of the following:
a. Trade and generic names for each medication
b. Typical dose for each medication
c. Major contraindications for use
d. Major drug-drug interactions
4. Discusses other recommended treatments, if any
5. Discusses expected client follow-up. If the client called in with persistent or recurrent symptoms after initial treatment, describe the appropriate next action.
6. Describes indications for referral
7. Use current clinical practice guidelines or U.S.-based scholarly resources appropriate for advanced practice published within the past 5 years to support management plan
(7 critical elements)
50 pts
Full Marks
Seven required critical elements are present and thoroughly addressed.
46 pts
Very Good
Seven required critical elements are present but addressed superficially in places.
42 pts
Satisfactory
Seven required critical elements are present but addressed superficially in each element.
25 pts
Needs Improvement
One critical element is missing.
0 pts
Unsatisfactory
No requirements for this section are presented or more than one critical element is missing.
50 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting Mechanics
Grammar, Syntax, Spelling, & Punctuation
 
Scholarly paper has minimal grammar, syntax, spelling, punctuation, or APA Style errors.*
10 pts
Full Marks
0-2 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the current edition of the APA manual.
9 pts
Very Good
3–4 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the current edition of the APA manual.
8 pts
Satisfactory
5–6 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the current edition of the APA manual.
5 pts
Needs Improvement
7–8 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the current edition of the APA manual.
0 pts
Unsatisfactory
9 or more errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other aspects of formal written work as found in the current edition of the APA manual.
10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLate Penalty Deductions
Students are expected to submit assignments by the time they are due. Assignments submitted after the due date and time will receive a deduction of 10% of the total points possible for that assignment for each day the assignment is late, up to three days. Assignments will not be accepted after three days late, and a score of zero will be recorded for the assignment. Quizzes and discussions are not considered assignments and are not part of the late assignment policy.
0 pts
No Points Deducted
Assignment submitted on time. No points deducted.
0 pts
Points Deducted
Assignment submitted late. 10% will be removed for each day late up to three days. After three days, no points will be awarded.
0 pts
Total Points: 120

 

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