Week One Discussion Advance Nursing Practice

You are working with Dr. Lorenzen, who asks you to start interviewing Susan Johnston, a patient she knows well who is here to discuss recent symptoms of chest pain.

Before seeing the patient, Dr. Lorenzen asks you to review the differential diagnosis for chest pain. She reminds you, “There are many causes of chest pain including cardiac, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, musculoskeletal, and psychogenic causes.”

1. List below three potential causes of chest pain in each of the categories mentioned.

2. Discuss the history of present illness that you would take on this patient in preparation for the clinic visit. Include questions regarding Onset, Location, Duration, Characteristics, Aggravating Factors, Relieving Factors, Treatment, Severity (OLDCARTS).

3. Describe the physical assessment and diagnostic tools to be used for Ms. Johnston. Are there any additional you would have liked to be included that were not?

4. What plan of care will Ms. Johnston be given at this visit; what is the patient education and follow-up?

please use apa style with references

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