Interactive Case Studies
Interactive case studies allow nurses and nursing students to test their knowledge of prescribing CDS in real-life patient interaction scenarios.
The following case studies focus on an interaction with a specific population.
Case Study 1
Case Study 1Jackie: 42 year old female with type 1 DM (since age 6). Jackie is presenting complaint is painful feet according to the clinic admin staff. She has been a Type I diabetic since childhood. She has been experiencing some symptoms of peripheral neuropathy but there were no visible signs of circulatory changes.
Case Study 2
Case Study 2Kevin is a 30 year old male who comes to the NP clinic feeling very anxious during exam week. He is in his last year of graduate course work and he is relying on high grades to keep his scholarships. He is complaining of loss of sleep, irritability, palpitations, and difficulty concentrating.
Case Study 3
Palliative and End-of-Life Care
Case Study 3Joshi Kamakani – 70 year old male with metastatic prostate cancer. Joshi is a retired engineer that the Palliative Care home care team and the NP has been looking after him at home for the last two months. Joshi was diagnosed with inoperable prostate cancer three years ago and has been treated with ablative hormone therapy.
Case Study 4Caleb is a 42 year old male presents in a community clinic with low back pain radiating down right leg. He presents recent onset back pain with radiation to right ankle. There is no Primary Care access. He is in need of work-up and coordination of care. He was seen in the ER today. No imaging was done, and no evidence of disc prolapse was found on the exam. He was sent home with instructions to follow up with local Family Health Team.
Case Study 573 year old woman presents as a new patient in a primary care setting, registered to NP. She has been taking lorazepam for anxiety/poor sleep since husband’s death 10 years ago. Normally on 1mg hs, but increased poor sleep x 2-3 months, self-increased dose to 2mg. She sometimes takes during the day for anxiety with glass of scotch. Other drugs include candesartan and paroxetine (for depression).
Case Study 6he Little family consists of Hannah-mom, Liam-dad, Rachel 17, Owen 14. They recently went on welfare due to health issues and had to move from a house to an apartment. The move required them to obtain a new PCP. They have been rostered into the NPs clients at the local community health center. The mom signed the consent for transfer of medical records when the family came in for a hx and px and immunizations during the summer.