“Review the Episodic note case study your instructor provides you for this weekâs Assignment. Please see the â€œCourse Announcementsâ€ section of the classroom for your Episodic note case study.
With regard to the Episodic note case study provided:
Review this weekâs 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 patientâs condition. How would the results be used to make a diagnosis?
Identifyat least fivepossible conditions that may be considered in a differential diagnosis for the patient.
Analyze the subjective portion of the note. List additional information that should be included in the documentation.
Analyze the objective portion of the note. List additional information that should be included in the documentation.
Is the assessment supported by the subjective and objective information? Why or why not?
What diagnostic tests would be appropriate for this case, and how would the results be used to make a diagnosis?
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.
Week 6: Assessment of the Abdomen and Gastrointestinal SystemABDOMINAL ASSESSMENTSubjective:â€¢CC: â€œMy stomach hurts, I have diarrhea and nothing seems to help.â€â€¢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.â€¢PMH: HTN, Diabetes, hx of GI bleed 4 years ago â€¢Medications: Lisinopril 10mg, Amlodipine 5 mg, Metformin 1000mg, Lantus 10 units qhsâ€¢Allergies: NKDAâ€¢FH: No hx of colon cancer, Father hx DMT2, HTN, Mother hx HTN, Hyperlipidemia, GERD â€¢Social: Denies tobacco use; occasional etoh, married, 3 children (1 girl, 2 boys)Objective:â€¢VS: Temp 99.8; BP 160/86; RR 16; P 92; HT 5â10â€; WT 248lbsâ€¢Heart: RRR, no murmursâ€¢Lungs: CTA, chest wall symmetricalâ€¢Skin: Intact without lesions, no urticaria â€¢Abd: soft, hyperactive bowel sounds, pos pain in the LLQâ€¢Diagnostics: NoneAssessment:â€¢Left lower quadrant pain â€¢GastroenteritisPLAN: This section is not required for the assignments in this course (NURS 6512) but will be required for future courses.