Case Study

CASE STUDY 1

H. is a 2-week-old infant brought to the emergency department (ED) by his mother, who speaks little English. Her husband is at work. She is young and appears frightened and anxious. Through a translator, Mrs. H reports that J.H. has not been eating, sleeps all the time, and is not normal.

  1. What should your assessment include?
  2. What are some of the obstacles you need to consider, recognizing that Mrs. H does not speak or understand English well?

The ED physician orders the following lab work: CBC with differential, blood culture, complete metabolic panel (CMP), urinalysis (UA), and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for culture, glucose, protein, cell count (following a lumbar puncture). J.H. is admitted to the medical unit with a diagnosis of rule our (R/O) sepsis and meningitis.

  1. What lab values would you anticipate being above normal and why?

Case Study 2

Reflection

take some time to reflect upon your new knowledge gained to answer the following questions:

  • Describe how your definition of aging, disability, and chronic illness changed during this course. 
  • Describe your approach to care of the aged, disabled, and chronically ill upon completion of your assignments.
  • Identify and describe your professional growth by providing 2 strengths (identify pre-existing or newly developed) and 2 areas for improvement (identify pre-existing or newly developed) in relation to providing care to the aged, disabled, and chronically ill population. (A minimum of 2 strengths AND 2 weaknesses discussed. )
  • Describe at least 2 methods you will incorporate to strengthen your weakness identified above.

*Complete and thorough; obvious that the assignment was taken seriously and completed with thoughtfulness.

APA format. 3 pages. 1 reference

Outcomes and Quality Worksheet

  

Provide a 175- to 200-word response to each of the following prompts and describe the process for tracking outcomes and improving quality and safety.

Cite 3 references to support this assignment. 1 reference can be your course textbook.

Format your citations and references according to APA guidelines and include your references in the References section.

1. What are the impacts of external and internal standards? How would you ensure these are met?

Enter your response.

2. What is the role of continuous improvement in quality and safety? How could you ensure this process is occurring?

Enter your response.

3. What are approaches for employee development in quality and safety? How would you plan this for your own team?

Enter your response.

4. What is technologys role in quality and safety? How could you use Microsoft Excel to help your team stay on track?

Enter your response.

References

Prescribing for Children and Adolescents

The Assignment (12 pages)

  • Recommend one FDA-approved drug, one off-label drug, and one nonpharmacological intervention for treating your assigned disorder in children and adolescents.
  • Explain the risk assessment you would use to inform your treatment decision making. What are the risks and benefits of the FDA-approved medicine? What are the risks and benefits of the off-label drug?
  • Explain whether clinical practice guidelines exist for this disorder and, if so, use them to justify your recommendations. If not, explain what information you would need to take into consideration.
  • Support your reasoning with at least three scholarly resources, one each on the FDA-approved drug, the off-label, and a non-medication intervention for the disorder. Attach the PDFs of your sources.

Reference

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (2015). Off-label drugs: What you need to know.