HS111: Medical Terminology
Please review the Discussion Board grading rubric attached to understand how your posts will be evaluated. Your posts should be qualitative and provide substantive depth that advances the Discussion. Initial Discussion responses should be around 150 words. Outside sources are required and must be cited in APA format.
Patient Name: Eldon Drake
ID No.: 079-5281
Date of Exam: May 2, 2013
HISTORY: Mr. Drake is an 85-year-old Caucasian male who was admitted to the hospital on April 29, 2013, for fever and confusion. He developed expressive aphasia while in the hospital. His history is positive for leg pain, paresthesia, lumbar spinal stenosis and radiculopathy of the S1 nerve root.
OBJECTIVE FINDINGS: On physical examination, the patient was alert but disoriented to time and place. Blood pressure was 160/80, Pulse 96, Respirations 20, Temperature 103.8 F. No focal neurologic deficits. Chest x-ray, urinalysis, and blood cultures were negative. A neurology consultation was obtained. MRI of the brain was performed, which demonstrated encephalitis. An EEG was markedly abnormal for his age.
TREATMENT SUMMARY: After 10 days of IV acyclovir, the patient slowly began to improve and began to talk normally. He was then discharged from the hospital.
Now that you have reviewed all areas of this medical report focused on the nervous system, please create a well-developed educational piece using layman’s terms to educate the patient on at least one medical term, procedure, diagnosis or treatment covered during their visit.
HS200: Disease of the Human Body
Please review the Discussion Board grading rubric attached to understand how your posts will be evaluated. Your posts should be qualitative and provide substantive depth that advances the discussion. Initial discussion response should be around 150 words.
Prenatal Genetic Screening and Counseling
Topic 1: Explain the difference between prenatal screening tests and prenatal diagnostic tests. Discuss with examples first-trimester and second-trimester screening tests.