Health Assessment Case Studies

This is a NEW updated listing for the 2015-2016 academic year. ENJOY!!
NOTE: If you use any of the material found here or in any other resource on this website, please remember to credit the source! There has clearly been lots of hard work in constructing these valuable resources and we are fortunate that there is a culture of sharing in cyberspace.

Yale School of Medicine
http://labmed.yale.edu/education/cme/casestudies/1/

Some of the workups here and diagnoses go beyond the scope of practice for nurses but you should be able to use the description of the patient and some of the findings to create your own version……at least it gives you a jump start!

University of Missouri/Columbia, Virtual Health Care Team
There are numerous case studies on this site including but not limited to: aging, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, asthma,autism, cancer, diabetes, ethics, heart and blood, kidney, lung, neurologic, obesity, ophthalmic, orthopedic, pain and pediatrics. ENJOY!!
http://shp.missouri.edu/vhct/studies.htm

Harvard University together with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have a great site with case studies on the Physical Exam.
https://research.bidmc.harvard.edu/VPTutorials/default.htm

Assessment of dementia. Three case studies from the University of California, San Francisco.
http://www.memory.ucsf.edu/ftd/medical/cases

More Case studies based on assessment
http://wwwappskc.lonestar.edu/programs/respcare/pft_case_key.doc

Physical Assessment in the Emergency Room – Good Case studies for the Acute Care NP
http://portal.lhup.edu/pa/files/File/PADays/Board%20Review%20-%20ER12.pptx

Assessment Case Studies related to the Head and Neck
American Academy of Otolaryngology
http://www.entnet.org//content/cool