12.1. Geriatric Case Study

In this assignment, you will review the Geriatric Interactive Case Study patient scenario and analyze the data to determine the patient’s health status. You will need a minimum of four evidence-based practice articles to support your work.

Be sure to include the questions listed at the end of the interactive case as listed below;

Compile your information in SOAP Note format for organization.

S: Differentials: List the three most likely differential diagnoses based on the chief complaint, with cited rationale (use DSM5 criteria to rule in/out). What is the etiology/pathophysiology  associated with each diagnosis? What is the prevalence of each of these diagnoses?

A: Choose one of your differentials as a primary diagnosis.

P: Develop a plan of care for your chosen diagnoses, including the following:

Diagnostic testing

Pharmacologic interventions, including dosage, route, and frequency

Nonpharmacologic interventions, including modality and frequency

Education, including health promotion, maintenance, and psychosocial needs

Safety plan

Referrals required

Follow-up, including return to clinic (RTC) in what time frame and reason, including any labs needed for next visit