Episodic note case study review

 With regard to the Episodic note case study provided: Review this week’s Learning Resources, and consider the insights they provide about the case study.

· Consider what history would be necessary to collect from the patient in the case study.

· Consider what physical exams and diagnostic tests would be appropriate to gather more information about the patient’s condition. How would the results be used to make a diagnosis?

· Identify at least five possible conditions that may be considered in a differential diagnosis for the patient.

The Assignment

1. Analyze the subjective portion of the note. List additional information that should be included in the documentation.

2. Analyze the objective portion of the note. List additional information that should be included in the documentation.

3. Is the assessment supported by the subjective and objective information? Why or why not?

4. What diagnostic tests would be appropriate for this case, and how would the results be used to make a diagnosis?

5. Would you reject/accept the current diagnosis? Why or why not? Identify three possible conditions that may be considered as a differential diagnosis for this patient. Explain your reasoning using at least three different references from current evidence-based literature.

In this Assessment, you will analyze an Episodic Note case study that describes abnormal findings in patients seen in a clinical setting. You will consider what history should be collected from the patients, as well as which physical exams and diagnostic tests should be conducted. You will also formulate a differential diagnosis with several possible conditions Just add in what you want to this case to make it unique to you. Do not use NA or normal. ABDOMINAL ASSESSMENT

Subjective:

• CC: “My stomach hurts, I have diarrhea and nothing seems to help.”

• HPI: JR, 47 yo WM, complains of having generalized abdominal pain that started 3 days ago. He has not taken any medications because he did not know what to take. He states the pain is a 5/10 today but has been as much as 9/10 when it first started. He has been able to eat, with some nausea afterwards.

• PMH: HTN, Diabetes, hx of GI bleed 4 years ago

• Medications: Lisinopril 10mg, Amlodipine 5 mg, Metformin 1000mg, Lantus 10 units qhs

• Allergies: NKDA

• FH: No hx of colon cancer, Father hx DMT2, HTN, Mother hx HTN, Hyperlipidemia, GERD

• Social: Denies tobacco use; occasional etoh, married, 3 children (1 girl, 2 boys)

Objective:

• VS: Temp 99.8; BP 160/86; RR 16; P 92; HT 5’10”; WT 248lbs

• Heart: RRR, no murmurs

• Lungs: CTA, chest wall symmetrical

• Skin: Intact without lesions, no urticaria

• Abd: soft, hyperactive bowel sounds, pos pain in the LLQ

• Diagnostics: ?

Assessment:

• Left lower quadrant pain

• Gastroenteritis

PLAN:

Name: Tina Jones

Section:

Week 4

Shadow Health Digital Clinical Experience Health History Documentation

SUBJECTIVE DATA: Include what the patient tells you, but organize the information.

Chief Complaint (CC):

History of Present Illness (HPI):

Medications:

Allergies:

Past Medical History (PMH):

Past Surgical History (PSH):

Sexual/Reproductive History:

Personal/Social History:

Immunization History:

Health Maintenance:

Episodic note case study review

Significant Family History (Include history of parents, maternal/paternal Grandparents, siblings, and children):

Review of Systems: From head-to-toe, include each system that covers the Chief Complaint, History of Present Illness, and History).Remember that the information you include in this section is based on what the patient tells you. To ensure that you include all essentials in your case, refer to Chapter 2 of the Sullivan text.

General: Include any recent weight changes, weakness, fatigue, or fever, but do not restate HPI data here.

HEENT:

Neck:

Breasts:

Respiratory:

Cardiovascular/Peripheral Vascular:

Gastrointestinal:

Genitourinary:

Musculoskeletal:

Psychiatric:

Neurological:

Skin:

Hematologic:

Endocrine: