Psychiatric notes are a way to reflect on your practicum experiences and connect them to the didactic learning you gain from your NRNP courses. Focused SOAP notes, such as the ones required in this practicum course, are often used in clinical settings to document patient care.
For this Assignment, you will document information about a patient that you examined during the last three weeks, using the Focused SOAP Note Template provided. You will then use this note to develop and record a case presentation for this patient.
Record yourself presenting the complex case study for your clinical patient. In your presentation:
PRAC 6665 Focused SOAP Note and Patient Case Presentation Essay
Be succinct in your presentation, and do not exceed 8 minutes. Specifically address the following for the patient, using your SOAP note as a guide:
By Day 7 of Week 3
Submit your Video and Focused SOAP Note Assignment. You must submit two files for the note, including a Word document and scanned pdf/images of each page that is initialed and signed by your Preceptor.
To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:
• Describe clinical hours and patient encounters
• Develop a Practicum Experience Plan
• Create a timeline of practicum activities based on your practicum requirements
Required Readings (click to expand/reduce)
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. (n.d.). Toolbox of forms. Retrieved November 18, 2020, from
American Geriatrics Society 2019 Beers Criteria Update Expert Panel. (2019). American Geriatrics Society 2019 updated AGS Beers Criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 67(4), 674–694. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.15767
Carlat, D. J. (2017). The psychiatric interview (4th ed.). Wolters Kluwer.
• Section I. General Principles of Effective Interviewing (Chapters 1–13)
• Section III. Interviewing for Diagnosis: The Psychiatric Review of Symptoms (Chapters 19–22)
• Appendixes A–C
Note: Use this link to log into Meditrek to report your clinical hours and patient encounters.
Pumariega, A. J., Rothe, E., Mian, A., Carlisle, L., Toppelberg, C., Harris, T., Gogineni, R. R., Webb, S., Smith, J., & American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Committee on Quality Issues. (2013). Practice parameter for cultural competence in child and adolescent psychiatric practice. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 52(10), 1101–1115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaac.2013.06.019
Walden University Academic Skills Center. (2017). Developing SMART goals.
Document: Practicum Experience Plan Template (Word document)
Reminder: Introductory Communication
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This week, you must coordinate an introductory email with your Clinical Faculty and Preceptor. The purpose of this communication is for orientation and onboarding, goals discussion, and questions. PRAC 6665 Focused SOAP Note and Patient Case Presentation Assignment
By Day 7 of Week 2
Complete your orientation email. Attach your clinical schedule calendar developed in Week 1 in your email. Include a summary of your goals and objectives for this practicum experience.
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