Elimination complexities 2

After completing the assigned reading and reviewing the functional health pattern assessment form I posted answer the following question:

In 300 words, Discuss how functional patterns help a nurse understand the current and past state of health for a patient. Using a condition or disease associated with an elimination complexity, provide an example.

*** Grading Rubric and Point Value for Each Part of the Question***

Discuss how functional health patterns are used by the nurse to understand patient’s history and current health +2.5

Choose a condition associated with elimination complexity +2

Provide examples of data you might enter on the functional health patterns assessment +3

Writing organization and APA +0.5

You can complete the question in narrative format or use the table below.


Describe   how nurses use functional health patterns to understand patient’s history and   current health


Choose an elimination complexity


Provide   examples of data you might enter on the functional health patterns assessment   for the patient with the chosen elimination complexity


Read “Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate Decline and Risk of End-Stage Renal Disease in Type 2 Diabetes,” by Megumi et al., from PLOS ONE (2018).



Read “Acute Kidney Failure,” located on the Mayo Clinic website.




Read “Kidney Failure (Symptoms, Signs, Stages, Causes, Treatment, and Life Expectancy),” by Wedro, located on the MedicineNet website.




Assignment 3

CAT Question #1 Critical Thinking Functional Health Patterns

Class in 250 words reflect on the nursing process – Assessment, Diagnosis, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation (ADPIE) Discuss how assessment leads to formulating nursing diagnosis and plans of care. How might the functional health patterns assessment be used in assessment, planning and formulating diagnosis? Do you see it as an assessment tool/ gathering data or clustering it for use?