NURS 6512 Chamberlian University Assessing Neurological Symptoms Case Study

NURS 6512 Chamberlian University Assessing Neurological Symptoms Case Study

NURS 6512 Chamberlian University Assessing Neurological Symptoms Case Study

Assignment 1: Case Study Assignment: Assessing Neurological Symptoms

Imagine being incapable of creating new memories. Anterograde amnesia patients must deal with this reality. Even though it’s uncommon, severe brain trauma can cause this kind of amnesia. Anterograde amnesia serves as an example of how seriously a patient’s quality of life can be affected by a brain disorder. The evaluation of numerous factors is a complex process that goes into accurately assessing neurological symptoms.

In this Case Study Assignment, you will consider case studies that describe abnormal findings in patients seen in a clinical setting.

To Prepare

  • By Day 1 of this week, you will be assigned to a specific case study for this Case Study Assignment. Please see the “Course Announcements” section of the classroom for your assignment from your Instructor. NURS 6512 Chamberlian University Assessing Neurological Symptoms Case Study
  • Also, your Case Study Assignment should be in the Episodic/Focused SOAP Note format rather than the traditional narrative style format. Refer to Chapter 2 of the Sullivan text and the Episodic/Focused SOAP Template in the Week 5 Learning Resources for guidance. Remember that all Episodic/Focused SOAP notes have specific data included in every patient case.

With regard to the case study you were assigned:

  • 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 you were assigned.
  • Consider what physical exams and diagnostic tests would be appropriate to gather more information about the patient’s condition. How would the results be used to make a diagnosis?
  • Identify at least five possible conditions that may be considered in a differential diagnosis for the patient.

The Case Study Assignment

CASE STUDY 3: Drooping of Face

A 33-year-old female comes to your clinic alarmed about sudden “drooping” on the right side of the face that began this morning. She complains of excessive tearing and drooling on her right side as well.

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NURS 6512 Chamberlian University Assessing Neurological Symptoms Case Study Optional Resources

LeBlond, R. F., Brown, D. D., & DeGowin, R. L. (2014). DeGowin’s diagnostic examination (10th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill Medical.

  • Chapter 14, “The Neurologic Examination” (pp. 683–765)
    This chapter provides an overview of the nervous system. The authors also explain the basics of neurological exams.
  • Chapter 15, “Mental Status, Psychiatric, and Social Evaluations” (pp. 766–786)
    In this chapter, the authors provide a list of common psychiatric syndromes. The authors also explain the mental, psychiatric, and social evaluation process.

Mahlknecht, P., Hotter, A., Hussl, A., Esterhammer, R., Schockey, M., & Seppi, K. (2010). Significance of MRI in diagnosis and differential diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. Neurodegenerative Diseases, 7(5), 300–318.

NURS 6512 Chamberlian University Assessing Neurological Symptoms Case Study Required Media

Neurologic System – Week 9 (16m)

Online media for Seidel’s Guide to Physical Examination

It is highly recommended that you access and view the resources included with the course text, Seidel’s Guide to Physical Examination. Focus on the videos and animations in Chapters 7 and 23 that relate to the assessment of cognition and the neurologic system. Refer to the Week 4 Learning Resources area for access instructions on  https://evolve.elsevier.com/