Tympanic Membrane and Thyroid Gland

Using the classroom resources or South University Online Library, research the tympanic membrane and the thyroid gland. In a Microsoft Word document of 4-5 pages formatted in APA style, address each of the following criteria.

  • Two focused health assessment histories
    • One assessment related to the tympanic membrane and the other focused on the thyroid gland.
    • The assessments can be hypothetical patients or patients you have had in the past (remember HIPAA if you are describing a previous patient).
  • A description of the normal and abnormal findings of the tympanic membrane.
  • Information on how to examine the thyroid gland using both the anterior and posterior methods.
  • A concise note in the subjective, objective, assessment (be sure to include the NANDA diagnosis as well as the medical diagnosis), and plan (SOAP) format with each patient’s encountered findings.
    • For a review of SOAP notes:
    • SOAP Documentaion
  • Information about laboratory/diagnostic tests used for screening clients with tympanic membrane or thyroid gland issues.
    • Include the expected normal results for each test.

On a separate references page, cite all sources using APA format. Please note that the title and reference pages should not be included in the total page count of your paper.

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