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Different diagnosis for Skin Conditions

Properly identifying the cause and type of patients skin condition involves a process of elimination know as differential diagnosis. Using this process, a health professional can take a given set of physical abnormalities, vital signs, health assessment, findings and patient descriptions of symptoms, and incrementally narrow them down until one diagnosis is determined as most likely

In this lab assignment you will examine several visual representations of various skin conditions describe your observations, and use the techniques of differential diagnosis to determine the most likely condition.

Reviewed the skin Conditions document provided in this week’s Learning Resources, and select one condition to closely examine for this lab assignment. ( Skin Lesion Removal Keloids, Moles, Corns, Calluses).
Consider the abnormal physical characteristic you observe in the graphic you selected. How would you describe the characteristics using clinical Terminologies?
Extremely explore different conditions that could be the cause of the skin abnormalities in the graphics you selected
Consider which of the conditions is most likely to be the correct diagnosis, and why
Search the Walden library for one evidence-based practice, peer -reviewed articles based on the skin condition you choose for the lab assignment
Reviewed the comprehensive SOAP Exemplar found in this week’s Learning Resources to guide you as you prepare your SOAP note
Downloaded the soap Template found this week Learning Resources and use this template to complete this lab assignment

The LAB Assignment choose skin conditions graphic
Choose one skin conditions graphic (identify by number in your Chief Complain to document your assignment in the Soap (subjective, objective, Assessment, and Plan) note format rather than the traditional narrative style. Refer to chapter 2 of the Sullivan text and the Comprehensive SOAP Template in this week’s Learning Resources for guidance. Remember that not all comprehensive SOAP data are included in every patient case
Use clinical terminologies to explain the physical characteristics featured in the graphic. Formulate a differential diagnosis of three to five possible conditions for the skin graphic that you chose. Determine which is most likely to be correct diagnosis and explain you reasoning using at least three different references, one reference form current evidence based literature from your search and two different references from this week’s Learning Resources
Choose :Focus Skin Lesion Removal
Keloids, Moles Corn Callus.

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