MN581 PGU Unit 7 Interpretation of Common Diagnostic Labs Paper
Assignment: Interpretation of Common Diagnostic Labs in Pediatric Primary Care
Nurse practitioners routinely order labs for a variety of reasons. Some labs are recommended as part of a certain wellness check. Some labs are tested at birth and repeated at regular intervals. Many labs are ordered to rule in or rule out a diagnosis or just to add to an objective data base along with physical examination, vital signs, image studies, etc. Some of the labs can be done at the point of care (POC) such as an Accu-Check®. Most all labs require a venous blood sample but may require different additives that are in the collection tube. Other samples include arterial blood, urine, sputum, spinal fluid, or exudate.
In Course Documents, you will find the “Unit 7 Assignment Template” that you will use to complete this Assignment. It is organized to include information about a common lab test that you will be completing in pediatric primary care. Please fill in the requested information. It is highly recommended that you keep this information with you during clinical as a reference.
Helpful tip: It is recommended that you keep all of your course work in a virtual (or physical, or both) portfolio for easy access in clinicals as well as future pediatric encounters.
Before finalizing your work, you should:
- be sure to read the Assignment description carefully (as displayed above);
- consult the Grading Rubric (under Course Documents) to make sure you have included everything necessary; and
- utilize spelling and grammar check to minimize errors.
Submit your Assignment to the unit Dropbox before midnight on the last day of the unit.
Unit 7 Assignment Template Common laboratory diagnostics in primary pediatric care settings. Lab Test Normal Range for pediatric patients per age range BUN Infant: Child: Adolescent Infant:1-7days old- 0.7-1.2 mg/dL Child: Adolescent: Creatinine What does a High Level Indicate What does a Low Level Indicate Why would this test be ordered? (give a minimum of three) Urine Analysis Dip Stick ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● RBCs HGB HCT Platelets Reticulocytes WBCs neutrophils Bands eosphinils pH leukocytes Nitrite Protein Glucose Specific Gravity Blood Ketones Infant: Child: Adolescent: Infant: Child: Adolescent: Infant: Child: Adolescent: Infant: Child: Adolescent: Infant: Child: Adolescent: Infant: Child: Adolescent: Infant: Child: Adolescent: Infant: Child: Adolescent: Infant: Child: Adolescent: ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● lymphocytes monocytes Basophils Hgb A1c Normal blood lead level Sweat chloride test Potassium Sodium Fasting Blood glucose Calcium TSH T3 Free T 4 Oxygen saturation Serum pH Emergency O2 sat Life threatening O2 sat magnesium Infant: Child: Adolescent: Infant: Child: Adolescent: Infant: Child: Adolescent: Infant: Child: Adolescent: Infant: Child: Adolescent: Infant: Child: Adolescent: Infant: Child: Adolescent: Infant: Child: Adolescent: Infant: Child: Adolescent: Infant: Child: Adolescent: Infant: Child: Adolescent: Infant: Child: Adolescent: Infant: Child: Adolescent: Infant: Child: Adolescent: Infant: Child: Adolescent: Infant: Child: Adolescent: Infant: Child: Adolescent: Infant: Child: Adolescent: Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) Infant: Child: Adolescent: Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) Infant: Child: Adolescent: Unit 7 Assignment Rubric. Refer to the Assignment directions Instructors: Enter total available poin Content Rubric Content Quality Resources Writing Deduction Rubric Grammar & Punctuation Spelling Introductory Emergent 0–1.9 2–2.9 Student successfully completes less than 55% of the Common Pediatric Diagnostic Labs template. Chart data contains minor and/or major errors, and data may not follow current guidelines. Student successfully completes 55–75% of the Common Pediatric Diagnostic Labs template. Chart data contains minor errors and no more than one major error. Data follows current guidelines. Does not include any resources (0) or sources utilized are not relevant and credible sources of information (1). Assignment: Interpretation of Common Diagnostic Labs in Pediatric Primary Care. Most sources utilized are not relevant and/or credible. Introductory Emergent 0–1 2 The overall meaning of the paper is difficult to understand. Sentence structure, subject verb agreement errors, missing prepositions, and missing punctuation make finding meaning difficult. Several confusing sentences or one to two confusing paragraphs make understanding parts of the paper difficult, but the overall paper meaning is clear. Many subject verb agreement errors, run-on sentences, etc. cause confusion. Many typos, misspelled words, or the The many misspelled words and incorrect use of incorrect words making word choices significantly interfere with understanding difficult in a few the readability. places. Paper has some good information or research, but it does not follow Order of Ideas & Length Requirement assignment directions and is lacking in overall organization and content. The order of information is confusing in several places and this organization interferes with the meaning or intent of the paper. However, the paper has a generally discernible purpose and follows assignment directions overall. APA Feedback: There is an attempt to use APA formatting and citing. There are both There is some attempt at APA formatting in-text citations and reference listings. and citing. There are one or more missing Citation information may be missing parts such as the cover page or or incorrect (i.e., websites listed as inreferences list. Assignment: Interpretation of Common Diagnostic Labs in Pediatric Primary Care. Citation information may text or reference citations). There is be missing. Citation mistakes make an attempt to cite all outside sources authorship unclear. in at least one place. Authorship is generally clear. ent directions for specific content requirements. nter total available points in cell H2, and values between 0 and 4 in the yellow cells in the Score column. Total available points = Practiced Proficient/Mastered 3–3.9 4 Student successfully completes 76–97% of the Common Pediatric Diagnostic Labs template. Chart data may contain a few minor errors, and follows current guidelines. Student successfully completes 98–100% of the Common Pediatric Diagnostic Labs template. Chart data is accurate with current guidelines. Supports most opinions and ideas with relevant and credible sources. Supports all opinions and ideas with relevant and credible sources of information. Practiced Proficient/Mastered 3 4 A few confusing sentences make it difficult to understand a small portion of the paper. However, the overall meaning of a paragraph and the paper are intact. There may be a few subject verb agreement errors or some missing punctuation. There are one or two confusing sentences, but the overall sentence and paragraph meanings are clear. There are a few minor punctuation errors such as comma splices or run-on sentences. A few misspelled words normally caught by Some misspelled words or the misuse of spellcheckers are present but do not words such as confusing then/than. significantly interfere with the overall However, intent is still clear. readability of the paper. The overall order of the information is clear and contributes to the meaning of The order of information is confusing in a assignment. There is one paragraph or a few places and the lack of organization sentence or two that are out of place or other interferes with the meaning or intent of minor organizational issues. A few sentences the paper in a minor way. may be long and hard to understand. Meets length requirements. Score Score There is an overall attempt at APA formatting and citation style. All sources appear to have some form of citation both in the text and on a reference list. There are some formatting and citation errors. Citations generally make authorship clear. There is a strong attempt to cite all sources using APA style. Minor paper formatting errors such as a misplaced running head or margins may occur. Minor in-text citation errors such as a missing page number or a misplaced date may occur. Quotation marks and citations make authorship clear. ells in the Score column. Total available points = 55 Weight Final Score 90% 0.00 10% 0.00 Content Score 0 Weight Final Score 35% 0.00 35% 0.00 20% 0.00 10% 0.00 Writing Deduction 0.00 Final Score 0.00 Percentage 0.00% . Assignment: Interpretation of Common Diagnostic Labs in Pediatric Primary Care
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