NSG 6435 Week 6 Discussion Samantha Graves Gastroenteritis

Discussion: IHuman Case Study – Common Pediatric Illnesses

This discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered. For this assignment, make sure you post your initial response to the Discussion Area .

To support your work, use your course textbook readings and the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.

Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ initial postings. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Cite sources in your responses to other classmates.Complete your participation for this assignment .

For this assignment, you will complete an iHuman case study based on the course objectives and weekly content. iHuman cases emphasize core learning objectives for an evidence-based primary care curriculum. Throughout your nurse practitioner program, you will use the iHuman case studies to promote the development of clinical reasoning through the use of ongoing assessments and diagnostic skills and to develop patient care plans that are grounded in the latest clinical guidelines and evidence-based practice.

The iHuman assignments are highly interactive and a dynamic way to enhance your learning. Material from the iHuman cases may be present in the quizzes, the midterm exam, and the final exam.

Here you can view information on how to access and navigate iHuman. This week, complete the iHuman case titled “Samantha Graves, Gastroenteritis”.

Apply information from the iHuman Case Study to answer the following questions:

  • Which essential questions will you ask a pediatric patient or his or her caregiver when the presenting complaint is bloody diarrhea? 
  • Will these questions vary depending upon the child’s age? Why or why not? 
  • What clinical or historical findings will indicate the need for diagnostic studies and why? Which diagnostic studies will you initially order and why?
  • What would be three differential diagnoses in this case?
  • How do the common causes of vomiting differ in infants, children, and adolescents?
  • What clinical or historical findings will indicate the need for diagnostic studies and why?
  • Which diagnostic studies will you initially order and why?

Assignment 1: Comprehensive Case Study

General Guidelines for Comprehensive Case Study 

  • Your case study should not be just a SOAP note of a patient encounter—it should be a comprehensive evaluation of a iHuman patient case.
  • You will complete a Comprehensive SOAP note on the approved Pediatric SOAP Note template based on the findings of the iHuman case – then major research and discussion of the disease process are presented.
  • This case study should be a summative evaluation supported by a minimum of 5 evidence-based articles.
  • Evaluation of the case study should be no more than 3-4 substantive paragraphs. A minimum of five evidence-based sources (in addition to your text) should be used for your case study.


i-Human is an interactive cloud based system that provides comprehensive learning that integrates clinical experience. The i-Human system helps students develop patient assessment and diagnostic reasoning skills at various levels of education. Students will receive online guidance, feedback, and coaching during the learning process.

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