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For this assignment, create a PowerPoint presentation based on the following case studies.
Read You Be the Judge presented at the end of Chapter 5 (Guido, p. 65-66) which begins, “The patient had an apparent cardiac event at home… and answer the following questions:
What evidence would you collect from the clinic to determine what standard of care was delivered to this patient both before he was seen and at the time he was seen in the clinic?
What might the family’s attorney allege in a supplemental report?
How would one decide the standard of care for this patient?
How would you decide the outcome of this case?
Read the case study You be the Judge, presented at the end of Chapter 6 (Guido, p. 94) which begins, “The day after surgery the nurse removed a drainage tube…” and answer these questions:
Do the facts of the case support the plaintiff’s reliance on res ipsa loquitur?
Does the fact that the defense did produce expert witness testimony negate a successful res ipsa loquitur outcome?
What other facts would you need to determine if the nurse’s actions were negligent?
If applicable, should damages be assessed?
How would you decide the case?
Read the case study You be the Judge, presented at the end of Chapter 7 (Guido, p. 112) which begins, “The patient was in surgery to remove moles from her back…” and answer the following questions:
Were there damages that should be paid to this patient for negligence?
Who should be the individuals responsible for these damages? For example, is the surgeon the individual most liable for the damages owed to the patient?
Are there any defenses that the defendants could cite that would mitigate their liability to this patient?
How should the court decide the damage awards in this instance?
Length: 16 slides minimum; answers must thoroughly address the questions in a clear, concise manner.
Title: 1 slide
Objective: 1 slide
Chapter 5 case study: at least 4 slides
Chapter 6 case study: at least 4 slides
Chapter 7 case study: at least 4 slides
Conclusion: 1 slide
References: 1 slide
Additionally, because a good presentation has few words on the slides include a script with the verbiage you would say when presenting; script should be a minimum of 50 words per slide.
References: Use the appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions. Include at least three (3) scholarly sources to support your claims, at least one per case study
Format: Save your assignment as a Microsoft PowerPoint document and a Word document (.pptx) and (.doc or .docx) or Open Office Impress.
Abstract from Reading Materials for this assigment:
You be the Judge
The patient had an apparent cardiac event at home involv-ing chest pain radiating into his left arm and accompanied by diaphoresis and shortness of breath. He phoned the clin-ic asking for a next-day appointment, telling the nurse he was having pain and numbness in both his arms and wrists, which he believed was caused by computer use at work. The next day he came to the clinic and told the admitting nurse that he had had chest pain, but none recently. He re-peated this denial of recent chest pain to the nurse practi-tioner. The nurse practitioner ordered an electrocardiogram
Chapter 5 and chest x-ray, both of which were seen as within normal findings. He returned to work the following day, collapsed, and was taken by ambulance to the nearest emergency cen-Questions 1. What evidence would you collect from the clinic to determine what standard of care was delivered to this patient both before he was seen and at the time he was seen in the clinic? 2. What might the family’s attorney allege in a supplemen-tal report?
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