University of Washington School of Nursing
This case study was developed for use in academic coursework and as a standalone training for health care providers (MDs, ARNP, Pharmacists, Social Workers, Nurses). This unfolding case study about the management of an older adult in the midst of a health crisis. This case is a composite of many actual cases seen in Emergency Departments. During the course of this case study, learners are presented with information as the providers learn of the patient’s emergent and ongoing health concerns – from her Emergency Department admission through her Intensive Care Unit stay. Learners are asked to make decisions and use their best judgment about how to care for this patient.
- Apply knowledge of evidence-based care provision to an older adult found with altered mental status after a ground level fall
- Describe the contributions of the interprofessional team to care management
- Demonstrate effective communication during handoffs in care