Response to below DQ2

Response to below DQ2

response to students response to DQ question 150 words APA format with 1 scholar reference and citation less than 5 years old



Brittain posted Jul 28, 2018 9:29 AM


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Preventive care is a holistic approach to help keep our communities healthy by being proactive instead of just waiting for our patients to come in sick. (Dunphy, Winland-Brown, Porter & Thomas, 2015). Some questions that we as providers should ask at each office visit include:

Do you smoke or use any tobacco products? If yes, how long have you smoked and how much do you smoke?
Do you drink Alcohol? If yes, how often and how much?
Do you get regular exercise?
Do you eat a balanced diet?
Are your immunizations up-to-date, including flu, pneumonia, tetanus?
Have you been experiencing any depression? (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2017)
Do you have a personal of family history of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes?
Have you ever had a colonoscopy?
For women, I would include questions like:

Do you get yearly PAP tests? When was your last PAP test? When was your last menstrual period?
Have you had a mammogram?
Do you conduct monthly self-breast exams?
For men, I would include questions like:

Do you conduct monthly self-testicular exams?
I would offer any immunizations that were needed as per the CDC recommended childhood, adolescent and adult immunization schedules (CDC, 2015). I would also explain that using tobacco products kills 480,000 people per year, causes, lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and is responsible for 30 % of all cancers. (Collins-Bride, Saxe, Duderstadt, Kaplan, 2017). I would explain that having testing for preventable conditions can help prevent costly and deadly conditions or, help catch conditions early that require treatment or lifestyle changes that can help our patients live healthy, longer lives.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2015). Epidemiology and prevention of vaccine-preventable diseases. 13th edition. Washington D.C. Public Health Foundation.

Collins-Bride, G., Saxe, J., Duderstadt, K., Kaplan, R. (2017). Clinical guidelines for advanced practice nursing. 3rdedition. Jones and Bartlett Learning.

Dunphy, L., Winland-Brown, J., Porter, B., Thomas, D. (2015). Primary care: The art and science of advanced practice nursing. 4th edition. F.A. Davis Company, Philadelphia.