i-Human Case Study: Evaluating and Managing Musculoskeletal Conditions
Patients frequently present with complaints of pain, such as chronic back pain. They often seek medical care with the intent of receiving drugs to manage the pain. Typically, for this type of pain, narcotic drugs are often prescribed. This can pose challenges for you as the advanced practice nurse prescribing the drugs. While there is a process for evaluating back pain, it can be difficult to assess the intensity of a patient’s pain since pain is a subjective experience. Only the person experiencing the pain truly knows whether there is a need for drug treatments.
For this Case Study Assignment, you will analyze an i-Human simulation case study about an adult patient with a musculoskeletal condition. Based on the patient’s information, you will formulate a differential diagnosis, evaluate treatment options, and create an appropriate treatment plan for the patient.
Be sure to review the Learning Resources before completing this activity.
Click the weekly resources link to access the resources.
Review this week’s Learning Resources. Consider how to assess, diagnose, and treat patients with musculoskeletal conditions.
Access i-Human from this week’s Learning Resources and review this week’s i-Human case study. Based on the provided patient information, think about the health history you would need to collect from the patient.
Consider what physical exams and diagnostic tests would be appropriate to gather more information about the patient’s condition. Reflect on how the results would be used to make a diagnosis.
Identify three to five possible conditions that may be considered in a differential diagnosis for the patient.
Consider the patient’s diagnosis. Think about clinical guidelines that might support this diagnosis.
Develop a treatment plan for the patient that includes health promotion and patient education strategies for patients with musculoskeletal conditions.
As you interact with this week’s i-Human patient, complete the assigned case study. For guidance on using i-Human, refer to the i-Human Graduate Programs Help link within the i-Human platform.
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CriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome HPI10 to >6.0 pts ProficientClearly written HPI statement with comprehensive information gathering from case questions. Includes important personal /family medical and social history. 6 to >3.0 pts CompetentWell written HPI statement but may be missing 1-2 key components from the history. Missing pertinent positives and negatives. Does not include all important personal /family medical and social history. 3 to >0 pts NovicePoorly written HPI statement. Incomplete ideas and sentences. Lacks basic history taking skills. Missing pertinent positives and negatives. Missing important personal /family medical and social history.10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Management Plan40 to >28.0 pts ProficientClearly written plan covering all critical components for patient’s final diagnosis. Follows current quarter management plan template. 3 scholarly references included. 28 to >12.0 pts CompetentWell written plan but may be missing 1-2 key issues critical to patient’s diagnosis. Follows some of the current quarter management plan template. 2 scholarly references included. 12 to >0 pts NovicePoorly written plan. May be missing 3 or more key issues that are critical to patient’s diagnosis. Does not follow current quarter management plan template. 0-1 scholarly references included.40 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Performance overview/total i-Human Score50 to >35.71 pts ProficientTotal i-Human performance score is missing 1-2 key elements in overall clinical work-up. History, physical exams, body system classification, differentials, rankings, tests, diagnosis and exercises. 35.71 to >21.43 pts CompetentTotal i-Human performance score is missing some key elements in overall clinical work-up. History, physical exams, body system classification, differentials, rankings, tests, diagnosis and exercises. 21.43 to >0 pts NoviceTotal i-Human performance score is missing many key elements in overall clinical work-up. History, physical exams, body system classification, differentials, rankings, tests, diagnosis and exercises.50 pts