Health Case Studies

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Glynda Rees, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Rob Kruger, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Janet Morrison, British Columbia Institute of Technology

Pub Date: 2017

ISBN 13:

Publisher: BCcampus

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Table of Contents

About this Resource
How to Use this Resource
Acknowledgements
Prologue

  • Introduction

Case Study #1: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

  • Learning Objectives
  • Patient: Erin Johns
  • At Home
  • Emergency Room

Case Study #2: Pneumonia

  • Learning Objectives
  • Patient: Erin Johns
  • At Home
  • Day 0: Emergency Room
  • Day 1: Emergency Room
  • Day 1: Medical Ward
  • Day 2: Medical Ward
  • Day 3: Medical Ward
  • Day 4: Medical Ward
  • Discharge

Case Study #3: Unstable Angina (UA)

  • Learning Objectives
  • Patient: Harj Singh
  • At Home
  • Emergency Room

Case Study #4: Heart Failure (HF)

  • Learning Objectives
  • Patient: Meryl Smith
  • In the Supermarket
  • Emergency Room
  • Day 0: Medical Ward
  • Day 1: Medical Ward
  • Day 2: Medical Ward
  • Day 3: Medical Ward

Case Study #5: Motor Vehicle Collision (MVC)

  • Learning Objectives
  • Patient: Aaron Knoll
  • Crash Scene
  • Emergency Room
  • Operating Room
  • Post Anaesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
  • Surgical Ward

Case Study #6: Sepsis

  • Learning Objectives
  • Patient: George Thomas
  • Sleepy Hollow Care Facility
  • Emergency Room
  • Day 1: Medical Ward
  • Day 2: Medical Ward

Case Study #7: Colon Cancer

  • Learning Objectives
  • Patient: Fred Johnson
  • Two Months Ago
  • Pre-Surgery Admission
  • Operating Room
  • Surgical Ward

Case Study #8: Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

  • Learning Objectives
  • Patient: Jamie Douglas
  • Surgical Ward

Appendix: Overview
About the Authors

About the Book

Health Case Studies is composed of eight separate health case studies. Each case study includes the patient narrative or story that models the best practice (at the time of publishing) in healthcare settings. Associated with each case is a set of specific learning objectives to support learning and facilitate educational strategies and evaluation.

The case studies can be used online in a learning management system, in a classroom discussion, in a printed course pack or as part of a textbook created by the instructor. This flexibility is intentional and allows the educator to choose how best to convey the concepts presented in each case to the learner.

Because these case studies were primarily developed for an electronic healthcare system, they are based predominantly in an acute healthcare setting. Educators can augment each case study to include primary healthcare settings, outpatient clinics, assisted living environments, and other contexts as relevant.

About the Contributors

Author(s)

Glynda Rees teaches at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Vancouver, British Columbia. She completed her MSN at the University of British Columbia with a focus on education and health informatics, and her BSN at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Glynda has many years of national and international clinical experience in critical care units in South Africa, the UK, and the USA. Her teaching background has focused on clinical education, problem-based learning, clinical techniques, and pharmacology.

Glynda‘s interests include the integration of health informatics in undergraduate education, open accessible education, and the impact of educational technologies on nursing students’ clinical judgment and decision making at the point of care to improve patient safety and quality of care.

Faculty member in the critical care nursing program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) since 2003, Rob has been a critical care nurse for over 25 years with 17 years practicing in a quaternary care intensive care unit. Rob is an experienced educator and supports student learning in the classroom, online, and in clinical areas. Rob’s Master of Education from Simon Fraser University is in educational technology and learning design. He is passionate about using technology to support learning for both faculty and students.

Part of Rob’s faculty position is dedicated to providing high fidelity simulation support for BCIT’s nursing specialties program along with championing innovative teaching and best practices for educational technology. He has championed the use of digital publishing and was the tech lead for Critical Care Nursing’s iPad Project which resulted in over 40 multi-touch interactive textbooks being created using Apple and other technologies.

Rob has successfully completed a number of specialist certifications in computer and network technologies. In 2015, he was awarded Apple Distinguished Educator for his innovation and passionate use of technology to support learning. In the past five years, he has presented and published abstracts on virtual simulation, high fidelity simulation, creating engaging classroom environments, and what the future holds for healthcare and education.

Janet Morrison is the Program Head of Occupational Health Nursing at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Burnaby, British Columbia. She completed a PhD at Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, with a focus on health information technology. Her dissertation examined the effects of telehealth implementation in an occupational health nursing service. She has an MA in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University and an MA in Library and Information Studies from the University of British Columbia.

Janet’s research interests concern the intended and unintended impacts of health information technologies on healthcare students, faculty, and the healthcare workforce.

She is currently working with BCIT colleagues to study how an educational clinical information system can foster healthcare students’ perceptions of interprofessional roles.