Pharm Week 8: Neurologic and Musculoskeletal Disorders and Opioids
Assignment: Decision Tree for Neurological and Musculoskeletal Disorders
For your Assignment, your Instructor will assign you one of the decision tree interactive media pieces provided in the Resources. As you examine the patient case studies in this module’s Resources, consider how you might assess and treat patients presenting symptoms of neurological and musculoskeletal disorders.
1. Review the interactive media piece: Complex Regional Pain Disorder. (White Male with Hip Pain) Attached as PDF
2. Reflect on the patient’s symptoms and aspects of the disorder presented in the interactive media piece.
3. Consider how you might assess and treat patients presenting with the symptoms of the patient case study you were assigned.
4. You will be asked to make three decisions concerning the diagnosis and treatment for this patient. Reflect on potential co-morbid physical as well as patient factors that might impact the patient’s diagnosis and treatment.
For the assignment:
Write a 2-page summary paper that addresses the following:
1.Briefly summarize the patient case study you were assigned, including each of the three decisions you took for the patient presented.
2. Based on the decisions you recommended for the patient case study, explain whether you believe the decisions provided were supported by the evidence-based literature. Be specific and provide examples. Be sure to support your response with evidence and references from outside resources.
3. What were you hoping to achieve with the decisions you recommended for the patient case study you were assigned? Support your response with evidence and references from outside resources.
4. Explain any difference between what you expected to achieve with each of the decisions and the results of the decision in the exercise. Describe whether they were different. Be specific and provide examples.