Define what you believe is the most important diagnosis. Be sure to include the first priority in conducting your assessment
Case studies provide the opportunity to simulate realistic scenarios involving patients presenting with various health problems or symptoms. Such case studies enable nurse learners to apply concepts, lessons, and critical thinking to interviewing, screening, and diagnostic approaches, as well as to the development of treatment plans.
For this Case Study Discussion, you will propose a differential diagnosis with a minimum of 3 possible conditions or diseases. You will prioritize these diagnoses and explain which you would recommend.
- By Day 1 of this week, you will be assigned to a specific scenario for this Discussion. Please see the “Course Announcements” section of the classroom for your assignment from your Instructor.
- Review the Learning Resources for this week as well as Weeks 5 and 6 and specifically review the clinical guideline resources specific to your assigned case study.
- Use the Focused SOAP Note Template found in the Learning Resources to support Discussion.
By Day 3
Based on your assigned case study, post the following:
- Provide a differential diagnosis (dx) with a minimum of 3 possible conditions or diseases.
- Define what you believe is the most important diagnosis. Be sure to include the first priority in conducting your assessment.
- Explain which diagnostic tests and treatment options you would recommend for your patient and explain your reasoning.
Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses.
By Day 6
Respond to at least two of your colleagues’ posts on two different days and explain how you might think differently about the types of tests or treatment options your colleagues suggested and why. Use your learning resources and/or evidence from the literature to support your position.