Individual Screening: Nursing

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Directions

Review the clinician provider guidelines and recommendations found at:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [AHRQ]. (2014). Guide to clinical preventive services. Retrieved from: https://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/guide/index.html

and also at:

The guide to clinical preventive services. (2014, May). Recommendations of the U.S. preventive services task force. Retrieved from https://www.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/wysiwyg/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/guide/cpsguide.pdf

For the MSN prepared nurse, knowledge of epidemiology and its application to preventive screening guidelines is important in many clinical areas; administrative, informatics, education and nurse practitioner fields. Consider you are working in a clinic and need to order a preventive screening on a patient for one of the conditions listed below. (While this is a preventative measure, it also can be a diagnostic tool in other circumstances. For this Assignment the screening is a secondary prevention measure.)

Please select one screening. Your screening methodology must come from the National Clearinghouse guidelines.

Breast cancer

lung cancer
Diabetes mellitus type II

Explain the guideline, the correct application of the screening, and the epidemiology behind the guidance. Content required should include epidemiologic data such as statistical information as available ex. morbidity, mortality, incidence and prevalence of condition. Identify risk factors, risk assessment, testing interval, description of the patient population, screening test recommendations and other factors relative to the guideline.

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