Case Study Template
Week of Class (1-8): ______
Body System focus area (i.e., cardiovascular): _____________________________
Case Study: (copy/paste here please)
Note: Include in-text citations as needed (author, year).
Questions (if data is unavailable, indicate “unavailable”):
1. What is the client’s chief complaint?
2. What questions would you ask the client?
o HPI (history of present illness)
o ROS (review of systems)
o Medical/Surgical/Psych History
o Family History
3. What physical examinations would you include?
or – (not indicated)
HEENT (head, eyes, ears, nose, throat/thyroid)
Auscultate heart sounds (stethoscope to actual skin)
Auscultate lung sounds (stethoscope to actual skin) – anterior and
4. What are pertinent positive physical assessment findings?
5. What are the pertinent negative physical assessment findings?
6. What are at least 3 differential diagnoses (use Up-to-Date App if needed)?
7. What is your primary diagnosis?
8. What is your treatment plan?
o Diagnostic procedures
o Client education (including lifestyle modifications, if applicable)
o Pharmacotherapy (including complementary and alternative therapies)
o Health promotion (preventative care, anticipatory guidance)
(within last 5 years, scholarly, include clinical practice guidelines if available)
APA format please, at least one reference