This is an assignment that focuses on assessing the abdomen A woman with abdominal cramping. The paper also requires reviewing the episodic note case study.
Assessing the abdomen A woman with abdominal cramping
Lab Assignment: Assessing the Abdomen A woman went to the emergency room for severe abdominal cramping. She was diagnosed with diverticulitis; however, as a precaution, the doctor ordered a CT scan. The CT scan revealed a growth on the pancreas, which turned out to be pancreatic cancer—the real cause of the cramping. Because of a high potential for misdiagnosis, determining the precise cause of abdominal pain can be time consuming and challenging. By analyzing case studies of abnormal abdominal findings, nurses can prepare themselves to better diagnose conditions in the abdomen.
In this Lab Assignment, you will firstly analyze an Episodic note case study that describes abnormal findings in patients seen in a clinical setting. Secondly, you will consider what history collection should be from the patients as well as which physical exams and diagnostic tests to conduct. You will also formulate a differential diagnosis with several possible conditions.
To Prepare Review the Episodic note case study your instructor provides you for this week’s Assignment. Please see the “Course Announcements” section of the classroom for your Episodic note case study. With regard to the Episodic note case study provided: Review this week’s 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. Additionally, consider what physical exams and diagnostic tests would be appropriate to gather more information about the patient’s condition. Identify at least five possible conditions that may be in a differential diagnosis for the patient.
The Assignment Analyze the subjective portion of the note. List additional information that should be in the documentation. Also analyze the objective portion of the note. List additional information that should be in the documentation. Why or why not? What diagnostic tests would be appropriate for this case, and how would the results to make a diagnosis? Would you reject/accept the current diagnosis? Why or why not? Identify three possible conditions to consider as a differential diagnosis for this patient. Explain your reasoning using at least three different references from current evidence-base literature.