Tympanic Membrane and Thyroid Gland
Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research the tympanic membrane and the thyroid gland. Based on your findings, create a 5- page Microsoft Word document that includes:
Information about a minimum of two health assessment histories.
The possible findings for the tympanic membrane.
Information on how to examine the thyroid gland using both the anterior and posterior methods.
A concise note in the subjective, objective, assessment, and plan (SOAP) format with each patient’s encountered findings.
For a review of SOAP notes:
Information about laboratory tests that may be used for screening clients and the expected normal levels for each test.
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On a separate references page, cite all sources using APA format.
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o Provided information about a minimum of two health assessment histories =
o Create two health assessment histories, one for a patient with tympanic membrane issues and one for a patient with thyroid gland issues, Be Creative!!
o Explain the possible findings for the tympanic membrane =
o Provide in detail an explanation for the normal and abnormal findings found during the assessment of the tympanic membrane.
o Provide information on how to examine the thyroid gland using both the anterior and posterior methods =
o Explain how as you would perform both the anterior and posterior methods of the assessment of the thyroid gland.
o Create a concise note in the SOAP format for both patient’s encountered findings =
o Create two SOAP (Subjective data (Verbal Findings), Objective data (Physical assessment findings), Assessment (this is the possible diagnosis and lab date for your patient), and Plan (Patient plan of care) notes documenting the detailed physical assessment findings from both your created patients.
o Provided information about review laboratory tests that may be used for screening clients and the expected normal levels for each test =
o Explain the appropriate labs you would order for you created patients and provide the normal levels for each lab.
o Used correct spelling, grammar, and professional vocabulary. Cited all sources using APA format =
o Ensure proper APA format. If you need assistance with APA format, please visit the “Academic Resources” section within the classroom, here you will find numerous sources to ensure academic success, including an APA guide.