The nurse practitioner noted organomegaly in the right upper quadrant.

Posted: February 3rd, 2024

The purpose of this paper is to address the following clinical scenario with the use of your textbook, external credible literature, and/or reliable electronic sources. Use the guide below to draft your paper and review the rubric to ensure you have met the assignment criteria. The expected length of the paper is approximately 4-5 pages, which does not include the cover page and reference page(s).

James Alvarez is a 52 y.o., recently divorced, Latino male; new patient who arrives at the community health clinic for an appointment with a primary care Nurse Practitioner.

His chief complaint of abdominal pain and vomiting, fatigue, and weight loss. He notes that although he has experienced overall weight loss, his stomach “looks huge.” As his history is taken, he notes no alcohol use. 

In speaking with him, the Nurse Practitioner notices a yellow tinge to the whites of his eyes. During examination, the nurse practitioner noted organomegaly in the right upper quadrant. 

Please use the following headings/subheadings as a guide to draft your paper:

  1. Introduction (including purpose statement)
  2. What would be your priority diagnosis for Mr. Alvarez? 
  3. Identify the organ and describe the pathophysiological processes, which may have caused the organomegaly.
  4. Develop a comprehensive and holistic plan of care for this patient based on James’ diagnosis.
  5. Conclusion
  6. Within your description, place in bold font the key pathophysiological concepts (terms).
  1. Include recommendations for follow-up with the Nurse Practitioner.
  2. Incorporate a population-based component to Mr. Alvarez’ plan of care.

In regards to APA format, please use the following as a guide:

  • Include a cover page and running head (this is not part of the 4-5 page limit)
  • Include transitions in your paper (i.e. headings or subheadings)
  • Use in-text references throughout the paper
  • Use double space, 12 point Times New Roman font
  • Spelling, grammar, and organization are appropriate
  • Include a reference list (this is not part of the 4-5 page limit)
  • Attempt to use primary sources only. That said, you may cite reliable electronic sources (i.e. ANA)

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