INSTRUCTIONS:Please review the Discussion Board grading rubric to understand how your posts will be evaluated. Initial discussion responses to each topic should be around 150 words. Your posts should be qualitative and provide substantive depth that advances the discussion.
HS111: Medical Terminology
Patient Name: Michael Turner
ID No. 016-0001
Date of Exam: 1-31-2013
Reason for Consultation: Hypertrophic scarring and keloid formation (p. 130, 4-13) left upper extremity and neck
HPI: 34-year old white male who suffered 25% TBSA full- and partial-thickness flame burns to bilateral upper extremities and neck after tripping and falling into a campfire 4 months ago. Patient was treated with Silvadene dressing changes and autograft with split-thickness grafts to the bilateral upper extremities and neck. The right and left thighs were used as donor sites and were treated with a single layer of petrolatum gauze. The donor sites have healed well. Right upper extremity graft site has healed without sepsis or excessive scarring. Left upper extremity and neck show hypertrophic scarring and keloid formation despite his wearing elastic pressure bandage.
PMH: Unremarkable except for onychomycosis of the toes
FH: Mother, age 68, with melanoma. Father, age 70, with HTN and seborrheic dermatitis
Medications: Neomycin ointment
Impression: Keloid formation left upper extremity and neck
Plan: Surgery to correct keloid formation, left upper extremity and neck
Now that you have reviewed all areas of this medical report focused on the integumentary system, please create a well-developed educational piece using layman’s terms to educate the patient on at least one medical term, procedure, diagnosis or treatment covered during their visit.
HS200: Diseases of the Human Body
Topic: Causes, Prevention, and Treatments of Infectious Diseases
Topic 2: Identify characteristics of bacteria and viruses, and discuss the diseases they cause.