Assessing Neurological Symptoms
Imagine not being able to form new memories. This is the reality of patients with anterograde amnesia face. Although this form of amnesia is rare, it can result from severe brain trauma. Anterograde amnesia demonstrates just how impactful brain disorders can be to a patient’s quality of living. Accurately assessing neurological symptoms is a complex process that involves the analysis of many factors.
Case Study Assignment BELOW:
Case 2: Numbness and Pain: A 47-year-old obese female complains of pain in her right wrist, with tingling and numbness in the thumb and index and middle fingers for the past 2 weeks. She has been frustrated because the pain causes her to drop her hair-styling tools.
• your Case Study Assignment should be in the Episodic/Focused SOAP Note format rather than the traditional narrative style format
• 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 PROPER
• Use the Episodic/Focused SOAP Template and create an episodic/focused note about the patient in the case study to which you were assigned using the episodic/focused note template provided in the Week 5 resources.
• Improvise any missing patient`s information or data for your Episodic/Focused SOAP
• Provide evidence from the literature to support diagnostic tests that would be appropriate for each case.
• List five different possible conditions for the patient’s differential diagnosis and justify why you selected each.