Poorly written HPI statement. Incomplete ideas and sentences. Lacks basic history taking skills
Well written HPI statement but may be missing 1-2 key components from the history
Clearly written HPI statement with comprehensive information gathering from case questions.
Incomplete history missing 3 or more aspects of the OLDCARDS critical to patient s diagnosis.
Fairly complete history covering most of the requirements but may be missing 1-2 aspects of OLDCARDS critical to patient s diagnosis.
Complete history covering all critical components of a focus exam. Includes all aspects of OLDCARDS
Incomplete physical examination. May be missing 3 or more key exam findings that are critical to patient s diagnosis.
Fairly complete physical examination but may be missing 1-2 key exam findings critical to patient s diagnosis.
Complete physical examination covering all critical components of a focus exam.
Includes 3 or more inappropriate exams or tests. May include contraindicated testing.
Tests ordered are generally apprropriate. May include 1-2 unnecessary exams or tests.
Tests that are ordered are appropriate for patient and cost effective.
Differential Diagnosis Summary
Primary diagnosis may be wrong.Differential diagnosis list too brief and inconclusive. May be missing 3 or more critical components.
Correct primary diagnosis identified. Well written differential diagnoses. May be missing 1-2 critical components. Priority list may be out of order
Primary diagnosis identified. Clearly written differential diagnoses.
Plan for patient
Poorly written plan. May be missing 3 or more key issues that are critical to patient s diagnosis.
Well written plan but may be missing 1-2 key issues critical to patient s diagnosis.
Clearly written plan covering all critical components for patient s final diagnosis.
Correctly answered 0-69% of the clinical questions.
Correctly answered 70-89% of the clinical questions.
Correctly answered 90-100% of the clinical questions.
Because cardiovascular conditions are preventable and manageable, it is important that the advanced practice nurse use both their understanding of the cardiovascular system and the impact of patient factors and behaviors that might increase patient risk of such conditions. This critical information can guide you in immediately identifying signs and symptoms that can inform differential diagnoses and lead to identification of appropriate treatment options and a treatment plan.
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For this Case Study Assignment, you will analyze an i-Human simulation case study about an adult patient with a cardiovascular condition. Based on the patient s information, you will formulate a differential diagnosis, evaluate treatment options, and create an appropriate treatment plan for the patient.
Review this week s Learning Resources. Consider how to assess, diagnose, and treat patients with cardiovascular conditions.
Access i-Human from this week s Learning Resources and review this week s i-Human case study. Based on the provided patient information, think about the health history you would need to collect from the patient.
Consider what physical exams and diagnostic tests would be appropriate to gather more information about the patient s condition. Reflect on how the results would be used to make a diagnosis.
Identify three to five possible conditions that may be considered in a differential diagnosis for the patient.
Consider the patient s diagnosis. Think about clinical guidelines that might support this diagnosis.
Develop a treatment plan for the patient that includes health promotion and patient education strategies for patients with cardiovascular conditions.
As you interact with this week s i-Human patient, complete the assigned case study. For guidance on using i-Human, refer to the i-Human Graduate Programs Help link within the i-Human platform.
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