task 1

SOAP Note Assignment

analyze the attached case study for this week. Create a SOAP note for disease prevention, health promotion, and acute care of the patient in the clinical case. Your care plan should be based on current evidence and nursing standards of care.

Visit the online library and research for current scholarly evidence (no older than 5 years) to support your nursing actions. In addition, consider visiting government sites such as the CDC, WHO, AHRQ, Healthy People 2020. Provide a detailed scientific rationale justifying the inclusion of this evidence in your plan.

Next determine the ICD-10 classification (diagnoses). The International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) is the official system used in the United States to classify and assign codes to health conditions and related information.

Download the SOAP template to help you design a holistic patient care plan. Utilize the SOAP guidelines to assist you in creating your SOAP note and building your plan of care. You are expected to develop a comprehensive SOAP note based on the given assessment, diagnosis, and advanced nursing interventions. Reflect on what you have learned about care plans through independent research and peer discussions and incorporate the knowledge that you have gained into your patient’s care plan.  If the information is not in the provided scenario please consider it normal for SOAP note purposes, if it is abnormal please utilize what you know about the disease process and write what you would expect in the subjective and objective areas of your note.


  • care plan should be formatted as a Microsoft Word document. Follow the current APA edition style. paper should be no longer than 3-4 pages excluding the title and the references and in 12pt font.Running head: NAME OF CARE PLAN 1

    Title of Plan of Care


    South University Online

    Faculty Name

    NSG 6001



    **Please delete this statement and anything in italics prior to submission to shorten the length

    of your paper.

    Patient Initials ______

    Subjective Data: (Information the patient tells you regarding themselves: Biased Information):

    Chief Compliant: (In patient’s exact words)

    History of Present Illness: (Analysis of current problems in chronologic order using symptom

    analysis [onset, location, frequency, quality, quantity, aggravating/alleviating factors, associated

    symptoms and treatments tried]).

    PMH/Medical/Surgical History: (Includes medications and why taking, allergies, other major

    medical problems, immunizations, injuries, hospitalizations, surgeries, psychiatric history,

    obstetric and history sexual history).

    Significant Family History: (Includes family members and specific inheritable diseases).

    Social History: (Includes home living situation, marital history, cultural background, health

    habits, lifestyle/recreation, religious practices, educational background, occupational history,

    financial security and family history of violence).

    Review of Symptoms: (Review each body system – This section you should place POSITIVE for…

    information in the beginning then state Denies…). – General:; Integumentary:; Head:; Eyes: ;

    ENT:; Cardiovascular:; Respiratory: ; Gastrointestinal:; Genitourinary:; Musculoskeletal:;

    Neurological:; Endocrine:; Hematologic:; Psychologic: .

    Objective Data:

    Vital Signs: BP – ; P ; R ; T ; Wt. ; Ht. ; BMI .

    Physical Assessment Findings: (Includes full head to toe review)


    Lymph Nodes:









    Laboratory and Diagnostic Test Results: (Include result and interpretation.)

    Assessment: (Include at least 3 priority diagnosis with ICD-10 codes. Please place in order of


    Plan of Care: (Addressing each dx with diagnostic and therapeutic management as well as

    education and counseling provided).



    Week 2: Respiratory Clinical Case

    Patient Setting:

    65 year old Caucasian female that was discharged from the hospital 10 weeks ago after a motor vehicle

    accident presents to the clinic today. States she is having severe wheezing, shortness of breath and

    coughing at least once daily. She can barely get her words out without taking breaks to catch her breath

    and states she has taken albuterol once today.


    Frequent asthma attacks for the past 2 months (more than 4 times per week average), serious MVA 10

    weeks ago; post traumatic seizure 2 weeks after the accident; anticonvulsant phenytoin started – no

    seizure activity since initiation of therapy.


    History of periodic asthma attacks since early 20s; mild congestive heart failure diagnosed 3 years ago;

    placed on sodium restrictive diet and hydrochlorothiazide; last year placed on enalapril due to

    worsening CHF; symptoms well controlled the last year.

    Past Surgical History


    Family/Social History

    Family: Father died age 59 of kidney failure secondary to HTN; Mother died age 62 of CHF

    Social: Nonsmoker; no alcohol intake; caffeine use: 4 cups of coffee and 4 diet colas per day.

    Medication History

    Theophylline SR Capsules 300 mg PO BID

    Albuterol inhaler, PRN

    Phenytoin SR capsules 300 mg PO QHS

    HTCZ 50 mg PO BID

    Enalapril 5 mg PO BID




    Positive for shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing and exercise intolerance. Denies headache,

    swelling in the extremities and seizures.

    Physical exam

    BP 171/94, HR 122, RR 31, T 96.7 F, Wt 145, Ht 5’ 3”

    VS after Albuterol breathing treatment – BP 134/79, HR 80, RR 18

    Gen: Pale, well developed female appearing anxious. HEENT: PERRLA, oral cavity without lesions, TM

    without signs of inflammation, no nystagmus noted. Cardio: Regular rate and rhythm normal S1 and S2.

    Chest: Bilateral expiratory wheezes. Abd: soft, non-tender, non-distended no masses. GU:

    Unremarkable. Rectal: Guaiac negative. EXT: +1 ankle edema, on right, no bruising, normal pulses.

    NEURO: A&O X3, cranial nerves intact.

    Laboratory and Diagnostic Testing

    Na – 134

    K – 4.9

    Cl – 100

    BUN – 21

    Cr – 1.2

    Glu – 110

    ALT – 24

    AST – 27

    Total Chol – 190

    CBC – WNL

    Theophylline – 6.2

    Phenytoin – 17

    Chest Xray – Blunting of the right and left costophrenic angles

    Peak Flow – 75/min; after albuterol – 102/min

    FEV1 – 1.8 L; FVC 3.0 L, FEV1/FVC 60%

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