Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Case Study I

You can either use the follow scenario or you can make up your own scenario for your case study. 

 

CB is a 57 year old male presents to your clinic for cough for past two months.  States he has been 
having some shortness of breath when going up stairs.  Denies any fevers or congestion, denies any 
chest pain or recent travel outside US. Patient states he does smoke ½ to 1 ppd for the past 30 years.  
Patient does have history of HPTN and Hyperlipidemia which are controlled with medication.  VS 
130/78; rr 18; pulse ox 96%, hr 88. 

I have posted a sample one for you to review for correct format and APAIf you create your own case study you need to follow the same format but you may pick any disease process. You must provide a brief synopsis of how your patient is presenting for your case study.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or contact me. Remember to think about what is going on and what you think the patient has and what body system is affected!  Good Luck!   

** Use the criterion of this rubric as your headers for your paper.**

Please use the following criteria as your rubric.  Use the criterion of this rubric as your headers for your paper.  

Case Study Grading Rubric

 

Criteria for Case Study 

Possible Points

Total Points

Identify the correct system in the case study. 

5

Identify what body system is being affected in system.  

0-4

Does not address what body system is affected

 

 

Describe normal structure of identified system. 

20

3-4 well-structured paragraphs discussing the normal functioning of the identified system. Remember a paragraph is more than 3 sentences.  

10-15

1-2 paragraphs discussing the normal functioning of the identified system.  Remember a paragraph is more than 3 sentences.  

0-10

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Less than one paragraph discussing identified system.  Remember a paragraph is more then 3 sentences.  

 

Describe what alterations in the normal functioning of identified system are going on with the disease process

20

3-4 well-structured paragraphs discussing the alterations that occur to the normal functioning of the identified system in relation to the disease process.  Remember a paragraph is more than 3 sentences.  

10-15

1-2 well-structured paragraphs discussing the alterations that occur to the normal functioning of the identified system in relation to the disease process.  Remember a paragraph is more than 3 sentences.  

0-10

1 or less structured paragraphs discussing the alterations that occur to the normal functioning of the identified system in relation to the disease process.  Remember a paragraph is more than 3 sentences.  

 

Identify possible lab and other diagnostic tests which could be potentially ordered in the care of patient.

15

List appropriate diagnostic tests to include any labs, films or other appropriate testing

 

10 – 15

List only a few the appropriate diagnostic tests to include any labs, films or other appropriate testing

0-10

No listing of appropriate diagnostic testing

 

Identify appropriate nursing interventions.  This should be at least 2 well-structured paragraphs.  

15

Two well-structured paragraphs discussing appropriate nursing interventions.  

10-15 

One well-structured paragraph discussing appropriate nursing interventions

0-10

Minimal discussion of appropriate nursing interventions

 

Editorial Content

10

Proper use of grammar and clarity of writing style to include spell check; page length not to exceed 8 pages to include reference page

 

 

 

 

APA Format

10

Correct APA format used throughout entire paper to include references

 

 

 

Appropriate References are cited throughout paper to include one accredited nursing journal reviewed

5

Remember do not use Wikipedia, WebMD or other non-accredited sources for your information.  Please use text books, journals, and other information sites that are published.  

0-4

No mention of nursing journal in paper

 

 

All late papers will receive an automatic deduction of 5 points per day unless approved by course instructor




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