Assignment: Practicum – Journal Entry, week 6
Reflect on a patient who presented with an eye, ear, nose, or throat disorder during your Practicum experience. Describe your experience in assessing and managing the patient and his or her family. Include details of your “aha” moment in identifying the patient’s disorder. Then, explain how the experience connected your classroom studies to the real-world clinical setting. If you did not have an opportunity to evaluate a patient with this background during the last 6 weeks, you may select a related case study from a reputable source or reflect on previous clinical experiences.
My choice of topic (pharyngitis)
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Practicum: Week 1 Journal Entry
Pharyngitis is considered as an inflammatory ailment of the pharynx, known as the back of the throat, and referred to many as a sore throat. Many patients within my practicum setting diagnosed with this ailment complained of scratchiness in their throats, an aspect that made the swallowing of food, liquids, or saliva an uphill task. According to my findings, pharyngitis-induced sore throats remained one of the most prevalent reasons why patients within my practicum are setting conducted doctor visits (Coomer, 2014). Additionally, it is evident that most of the patients were diagnosed with this ailment during the colder months of the year. Given this, the first encounter with patients suffering from this illness necessitates the need to identify the cause of this disease, an aspect that results from viral and bacterial infections. Most of the patients with this ailment presented different symptoms that include headaches, f