Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to:

Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to:

 

Examine the case scenario and analyze the spirometry results to determine the most likely respiratory diagnosis. (CO1)

Explain the pathophysiology of the respiratory disease. (CO1)

Differentiate between subjective and objective findings which support the chosen diagnosis. (CO4)

Apply evidence-based practice guidelines to classify the severity of the respiratory disorder and employ an appropriate treatment plan. (CO1, CO5)

DUE DATE

Sunday by 11:59 PM MT of Week 3

 

TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE

This assignment is worth 100 points.

 

PREPARING THE ASSIGNMENT

Requirements

 

Content Criteria:

 

Read the case study listed below.

Refer to the rubric for grading requirements.

Utilizing the Week 3 Case Study TemplateLinks to an external site., provide your responses to the case study questions listed below.

You must use at least one scholarly reference to provide pathophysiology statements. For this class, use of the textbook for pathophysiology statements is acceptable. You may also use an appropriate evidence-based journal.

You must use the current Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for the management and prevention of COPD (GOLD Criteria) to answer the classification of severity and treatment recommendation questions. The most current guideline may be found at the following web address: https://goldcopd.org/Links to an external site.. At the website, locate the current year’s CPG and download a personal copy for use. You may also use a medication administration reference such as Epocrates to provide medication names.

Proper APA format (in-text citations, reference page, spelling, English language, and grammar) must be used.

Case Study Scenario

 

Chief Complaint

A.C., is a 61-year old male with complaints of shortness of breath.

 

History of Present Illness

 

A.C. was seen in the emergency room 1 week ago for an acute onset of mid-sternal chest pain. The event was preceded with complaints of fatigue and increasing dyspnea for 3 months, for which he did not seek care. He was evaluated by cardiology and underwent a successful and uneventful angioplasty prior to discharge. Despite the intervention, the shortness of breath has not improved. Since starting cardiac rehabilitation, he feels that his breathlessness is worse. The cardiologist has requested that you, his primary care provider, evaluate him for further work-up. Prior to today, his last visit with your practice was 3 years ago when he was seen for acute bronchitis and smoking cessation counseling.

 

Past Medical History 

 

Hypertension 

Hyperlipidemia 

Atherosclerotic coronary artery disease

Smoker

Family History

 

Father deceased of acute coronary syndrome at age 65

Mother deceased of breast cancer at age 58. 

One sister, alive, who is a 5 year breast cancer survivor.

One son and one daughter with no significant medical history. 

Social History

 

35 pack-year smoking history; he has cut down to one cigarette at bedtime following his cardiac intervention. 

Denies alcohol or recreational drug use 

Real estate agent  

 

Allergies

 

No Known Drug Allergies 

Medications

 

Rosuvastatin 20 mg once daily by mouth 

Carvedilol 25 mg twice daily by mouth

Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg once daily by mouth

Aspirin 81mg daily by mouth

Review of Systems

 

Constitutional: Denies fever, chills or weight loss. + Fatigue.

HEENT: Denies nasal congestion, rhinorrhea or sore throat.  

Chest: + dyspnea with exertion. Denies productive cough or wheezing. + Dry, nonproductive cough in the AM.

Heart: Denies chest pain, chest pressure or palpitations.

Lymph: Denies lymph node swelling.

General Physical Exam  

 

Constitutional: Alert and oriented male in no apparent distress.  

Vital Signs: BP-120/84, T-97.9 F, P-62, RR-22, SaO2: 93% 

Wt. 180 lbs., Ht. 5’9″

HEENT 

 

Eyes: Pupils equal, round and reactive to light and accommodation, normal conjunctiva. 

Ears: Tympanic membranes intact. 

Nose: Bilateral nasal turbinates without redness or swelling. Nares patent. 

Mouth: Oropharynx clear. No mouth lesions. Dentures well-fitting. Oral mucous membranes dry. 

Neck/Lymph Nodes 

 

Neck supple without JVD. 

No lymphadenopathy, masses or carotid bruits. 

Lungs 

 

Bilateral breath sounds clear throughout lung fields. + Bilaterally wheezes noted with forced exhalation along with a prolonged expiratory phase. No intercostal retractions.

Heart 

 

S1 and S2 regular rate and rhythm, no rubs or murmurs. 

Integumentary System 

 

Skin cool, pale and dry. Nail beds pink without clubbing.  

Chest X-Ray 

 

Lungs are hyper-inflated bilaterally with a flattened diaphragm. No effusions or infiltrates.

Spirometry

 

Title Predicted Pre-bronchodilator % Predicted Post-bronchodilator % Predicted Change

FVC (L)

 

5.64

 

5.23

 

93

 

5.77

 

102

 

9%

 

FEV1 (L)

 

4.57

 

2.92

 

64

 

3.01

 

66

 

2%

 

FEV1/FVC (%)

 

81

 

56

 

69

 

52

 

64

 

-5%

 

TLC

 

5.5

 

6.9

 

125

 

6.9

 

125

 

0%

 

Case Study Questions

 

Pathophysiology & Clinical Findings of the Disease

 

Are the spirometry results consistent with obstructive or restrictive pulmonary disease? What is the most likely pulmonary diagnosis for this patient?

Explain the pathophysiology associated with the chosen pulmonary disease.

Identify at least three subjective findings from the case which support the chosen diagnosis.

Identify at least three objective findings from the case which support the chosen diagnosis.

Management of the Disease

 

*Utilize the required Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) to support your treatment recommendations.

 

Classify the patient’s disease severity. Is this considered stable or unstable?

Identify two (2) “Evidence A” recommended medication classes for the treatment of this condition and provide an example (drug name) for each.

Describe the mechanism of action for each of the medication classes identified above.

Identify two (2) “Evidence A” recommended non-pharmacological treatment options for this patient.

ASSIGNMENT CONTENT

Category Points % Description

Pathophysiology & Clinical Findings of the Disease 45 45%

The student:

 

Identifies the correct respiratory condition (obstructive vs. restrictive) based on the spirometry results.

Explains the pathophysiology associated with tassociated with the associated respiratory condition.

Supports the pathophysiology statement with at least one appropriate, scholarly reference (textbook is acceptable for pathophysiology statements only).

Identifies at least three subjective findings from the case.

Identifies at least three objective findings from the case.

(5 Required Elements)

 

Management of the Disease 45 45%

The student:

 

Utilizes the required Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) to support the chosen treatment recommendations.

Correctly classifies the disease severity and states whether or not the disease is stable or unstable.

Describes the mechanism of action for each of the medications identified.

Identifies two treatment options that are NOT recommended (I.e.,recommended against).

90 90% Total CONTENT Points = 90 pts

ASSIGNMENT FORMAT

Category Points % Description

Organization, spelling, grammar & APA format 10 10%

The student:

 

Uses the week 1 case study template for case study responses.

Provides correct in-text citations for responses which match the reference page.

Has minimal spelling, grammar & APA format errors.

10 10% Total FORMAT Points = 10 pts

100 100% ASSIGNMENT TOTAL = 100 points

Rubric

Week 3 Respiratory Case Study

 

Week 3 Respiratory Case Study

 

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePathophysiology & Clinical Findings of the DiseaseThe student:

 

– Identifies the correct spirometry pattern and likely diagnosis.

 

– Explains the pathophysiology associated with the chosen disorder.

 

– Supports the pathophysiology statement with at least one appropriate, scholarly reference (textbook is acceptable for pathophysiology statements only).

 

 

 

– Identifies at least three subjective findings from the case.

 

– Identifies at least three objective findings from the case.

 

(5 Required Elements)

 

45 pts

All 5 required elements are present.

 

41 pts

1 required element is missing.

 

37 pts

2 required elements are missing

 

23 pts

3-4 required elements are missing.

 

0 pts

All 5 required elements are missing.

 

45 pts

 

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeManagement of the DiseaseThe student:

 

– Utilizes the required Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) to support the chosen treatment recommendations.

 

– Correctly classifies the disease severity and states whether or not the disease is stable or unstable.

 

– Identifies two (2) “Evidence A” recommended medication classes for the treatment of the condition and provides an example (drug name) for each.

 

– Identifies two (2) “Evidence A” recommended non-pharmacological treatment options for the condition.

 

(4 Required Elements)

 

45 pts

All 4 elements are present

 

41 pts

1 required element is missing

 

37 pts

2 required elements are missing

 

23 pts

3 required elements are missing

 

0 pts

All 4 required elements are missing

 

45 pts

 

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization, spelling, grammar & APA formatThe student:

 

Uses the week 3 case study template for case study responses.

 

Provides correct in-text citations for responses which match the reference page.

 

Has minimal spelling, grammar & APA format errors.

 

10 pts

Case study template is used for responses AND In-text citations are correct which match the reference page AND There are 0-2 errors in spelling, grammar or APA format.

 

9 pts

Case study template is used for responses AND In-text citations are correct which match the reference page AND There are 3-5 errors in spelling, grammar or APA format.

 

8 pts

Case study template is used for responses AND In-text citations are correct which match the reference page AND There are 6-8 errors in spelling, grammar or APA format.

 

5 pts

Case study template is not used for responses OR In-text citations are incorrect or do not match the reference page AND There are 0-5 errors in spelling, grammar or APA format.

 

0 pts

Case study template is not used for responses AND/OR In-text citations are incorrect or do not match the reference page AND There are 6 or more errors in spelling, grammar or APA format.

 

10 pts

 

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLate penalty deductionsStudents are expected to submit assignments by the time they are due. Assignments submitted after the due date and time will receive a deduction of 10% of the total points possible for that assignment for each day the assignment is late. Assignments will be accepted, with penalty as described, up to a maximum of three days late, after which point a zero will be recorded for the assignment. Quizzes and discussions are not considered assignments and are not part of the late assig

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