Step 1: Review the assigned topics which are listed by the first letter of your

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Step 1: Review the assigned topics which are listed by the first letter of your first name. For example, if your first name begins with the letter G then then your diagnosis is Thyroid. You will have two diagnoses to discuss when completing the table in Step 2.
Step 2: For your assigned diagnosis, provide a brief 3-5 sentence pathophysiology summary, common patient signs and symptoms, the physical assessment findings, and pharmacologic recommendations for treatment. For pharmacologic recommendations list the drug class, mechanism of action, side effects and any warning signs for each diagnosis. Provide a minimum 2 references in APA format beneath the table which support your work.
Your table should look like the following:
Pathophysiology Summary
Signs and Symptoms
Physical Assessment Findings
Pharmacologic Recommendations
Diagnosis #1
Diagnosis #2
*Hint: Copy table (highlight and right click Copy or Ctl+C). Paste into a document and fill table out. Then proceed to Step 3.
Step 3: Paste table inside the discussion board post. Do not attach as a document.
**To see view the grading criteria/rubric, please click on the 3 dots in the box at the end of the solid gray bar above the discussion board title and then Show Rubric.
Application of Course Knowledge 
Within the initial post the student provides the following critical elements;
Students provides a brief 3-5 sentence pathophysiology summary for the assigned disease(s);
Student provides a MINIMUM of 3 common patient signs & symptoms-must be subjective data only (i.e., “what the patient reports”);
Student provides a MINUMUM of 3 physical exam findings-must be objective data only physical exam findings expected with diagnosis must be included, any lab tests must include the expected findings which correspond to the diagnosis. (i.e., “what the providers sees, hears or feels. Can include laboratory or test result data”);
Student provides at least 1 pharmacologic treatment option for the disease(s) which include the name of medication and drug class (if the disease as multiple etiologies such as viral, bacterial, etc., each must be addressed), recommended dose, frequency and length of treatment. *
Student provides the mechanism of action (MOA) for the medication(s) which is linked to the pathophysiology of the disease;
(5 critical elements)
Support from Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)
Initial discussion post is supported with scholarly sources as noted in the NR 545 Expectations for use of Scholarly Sources;
All sources are published within the last 5 years and are US based journals;
In text citations are present in each table column;
Provided reference list and in-text citations match;
Includes a minimum of one scholarly reference in addition to the textbook.
(5 critical elements)
Interactive dialogue
Student provides a substantive* response to at least one topic-related post of at least one peer on a topic that is different from the student’s assigned topic.
Student provides a substantive response to any direct faculty questions.
All posts to peer(s) and faculty are supported with AT LEAST 1 appropriate scholarly reference as noted in the NR 545 Expectations for use of Scholarly Sources;
A reference list is included which match in-text citations;
(*) A substantive post adds new content or insights to the discussion thread and information from student’s original post is not reused in peer or faculty response
(4 critical elements)
Discussion is presented in a logical format using required table format;
Each disease is presented separately within the table;
The discussion response is understandable and easy to follow;
All responses are relevant to the discussion topic
Grammar, Syntax, Spelling, & Punctuation
Discussion post has minimal grammar, syntax, spelling, punctuation, or APA format errors*
Total FORMAT Points= [15 pts]
DISCUSSION TOTAL= out of 75 points


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