Diagnosis refers to the identification of a specific disease through evaluation of signs, symptoms, laboratory
tests, or other tools. More than one factor is usually required to verify a diagnosis. For example, a diagnosis of
diabetes mellitus could be confirmed by a blood test following consideration of the patient’s signs and
symptoms; and a fractured leg bone is indicated by pain, swelling, and possibly the leg position, but it is
confirmed via x-ray.
The following assignment gives you the opportunity to apply critical thinking to analyze presentations of signs
and symptoms, based on the underlying pathophysiological processes. Though these particular activities are
based in evaluating emergency-type situations, the skills often translate to other types of conditions presented
in our course and can be a good starting point for understanding signs and symptoms.
Review the attached pdf’s and complete each of the activities presented. You only have to complete the activity
boxes and the final quiz. You will need to also watch the following video (below) to complete the activity related
to seizures. In addition to completing each of the attached activities, explain how recognition of certain
conditions (emergency or non-emergency related) can be incorporated into public health practice, screening,
education, and prevention strategies.
Understanding seizures and seizure first aid video: https://youtu.be/ZqFeKetMfeA
Sign and Symptoms of Illness or Injury.pdf
All written submissions should be academically sound and free of typos or grammatical errors. Submissions
must follow current APA requirements, with 1-inch margins, typed in 12-point Times New Roman font, double
spaced, and include an appropriate title page, running heads, page numbers, correctly formatted in-text
citations and references where appropriate, and be uploaded as .doc or .docx documents.