Assignment: Case Study Analysis

An understanding of the factors surrounding women’s and men’s health, infections, and hematologic disorders can be critically important to disease diagnosis and treatment in these areas. This importance is magnified by the fact that some diseases and disorders manifest differently based on the sex of the patient.

Effective disease analysis often requires an understanding that goes beyond the human systems involved. The impact of patient characteristics, as well as racial and ethnic variables, can also have an important impact…

 

An understanding of the symptoms of alterations in systems based on these characteristics is a critical step in diagnosis and treatment of many diseases. For APRNs, this understanding can also help educate patients and guide them through their treatment plans.

In this Assignment, you examine a case study and analyze the symptoms presented. You identify the elements that may be factors in the diagnosis, and you explain the implications to patient health.

To prepare:

Assignment (1- to 2-page case study analysis)

In your Case Study Analysis related to the scenario provided, explain the following as it applies to the scenario you were provided (not all may apply to each scenario):

  • The factors that affect fertility (STDs).
  • Why inflammatory markers rise in STD/PID.
  • Why prostatitis and infection happens. Also, explain the causes of systemic reaction.
  • Why a patient would need a splenectomy after a diagnosis of ITP.
  • Anemia and the different kinds of anemia (i.e., micro and macrocytic).

 

To prepare:

By Day 1 of this week, you will be assigned to a specific case study scenario for this Case Study Assignment. Please see the “Course Announcements” section of the classroom for your assignment from your Instructor.

Assignment (1- to 2-page case study analysis)

In your Case Study Analysis related to the scenario provided, explain the following as it applies to the scenario you were provided (not all may apply to each scenario):

  • The factors that affect fertility (STDs).
  • Why inflammatory markers rise in STD/PID.
  • Why prostatitis and infection happens. Also, explain the causes of systemic reaction.
  • Why a patient would need a splenectomy after a diagnosis of ITP.
  • Anemia and the different kinds of anemia (i.e., micro and macrocytic).

 

This week, you will examine fundamental concepts of women’s and men’s health disorders. You also explore common infections and hematologic disorders, and you apply the key terms and concepts that help communicate the pathophysiological nature of these issues to patients.

In this exercise, you will complete a 10- to 20 Knowledge Check questions to gauge your understanding of this module’s content.

Assignment (1- to 2-page case study analysis)

Scenario:  67-year-old female presents with chief complaint of shortness of breath, fatigue, weakness, unintentional weight loss, and mild numbness in her feet. She states she feels unsteady when she walks. PMH includes hypothyroidism well controlled on Synthroid 100 mcg/day. No history of HTN or CHF.

Vital signs: Temp 98.7 F, pulse 118, Respirations 22, BP 108/64, PaO2 95% on room air.

Physical exam revealed pale, anxious female appearing older than stated years.

HEENT- pale conjunctiva of eyes and pale palate. Tongue beefy red and slightly swollen with loss of normal rugae. Turbinates pale but no swelling. Thyroid palpable but no nodules felt. No lymph nodes palpated.

Cardiac-regular rate and rhythm with soft II/VI systolic murmur. Respiratory- lungs clear with no adventitious breath sounds. Abdomen-soft, non-tender with positive bowel sounds. Liver edge palpated two finger breadths below right costal margin. Lab data- hgb, hct, reticulocyte count, serum B12 levels low, mean corpuscle volume, plasma iron, and ferritin levels high, folate, TIBC are normal.

In your Case Study Analysis related to the scenario provided, explain the following as it applies to the scenario you were provided (not all bullet points may apply and only include the ones that apply to the assigned case scenario):

  • The factors that affect fertility (STDs).
  • Why inflammatory markers rise in STD/PID.
  • Why prostatitis and infection happens. Also, explain the causes of systemic reaction.
  • Why a patient would need a splenectomy after a diagnosis of ITP.
  • Anemia and the different kinds of anemia (i.e., micro and macrocytic).

Reminder: The College of Nursing requires that all papers submitted include a title page, introduction, summary, and references. The sample paper provided at the Walden Writing Center provides an example of those required elements (available at https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/templates). All papers submitted must use APA 7th edition format.

PLEASE NOTE PARTICULAR INSTRUCTION FROM THE INSTRUCTOR BELOW:

The only format being accepted for the purpose statement by me for this class will be the example provided.  This is worth repeating.

Start with a brief introduction.  The purpose of this paper will be to ……..In addition, …….Lastly, ……

Each learning objective must be reflective of an individual sentence.  No need to state, “I” will……No need to be redundant by restating the paper, the paper multiple times.

Please review each graded paper assignment prior to formulating the next assignment and incorporate the positive feedback.

1) Title page must align with WU required format for graduate paper assignment.

2) Spell out abbreviations followed by the abbreviation in subsequent in-text citation.

3) Review APA guidelines re: intext citation for correct format when citing more than 3 authors.

4) Continue to search the literature for primary sources of reference.  I will not accept .com references and or YouTube references.  Primary sources of references are reflective of peer-reviewed journal articles.

5) Clarify subjective terms and or phrases.  For example, proper treatment, what is proper treatment”  It will….define ‘it”

6) Any conclusion from this point moving forward will be excluded from the paper.  In previous announcements, I mentioned citing a reference in a conclusion is not required by APA.

7) Incorporate medical terminology when appropriate.  For example, blood flow to the brain, cerebral perfusion.