DRAFT A CASE STUDY ANALYSIS FOR THIS CASE. STRICTLY PLEASEPLEASE FOLLOW THE FORMAT IF YOU CANNOT, PLEASE DO NOT ANSWER.
Mr. Rogers is 2 days postoperative of a thoracotomy for removalof a malignant
mass in his left chest. His pain is being managed via an epiduralcatheter with morphine (an
opioid analgesic). As the nurse assumes care of Mr. Rogers, he isalert and fully oriented, and
states that his current pain is 2 on a 1-to-10 scale. His vitalsigns are: temperature, 37.8; heart
rate, 92; respirations, 12; and blood pressure, 138/82.
a. What are benefits of epidural versus systemic administration ofopioids?
b. The nurse monitors Mr. Rogers’ respiratory status and vitalsigns every 2 hours. What is
the rationale for these frequent assessments?
c. The nurse monitors Mr. Rogers for what other complications ofepidural analgesia?
o Identify the key problems and issues in the case study.
o Formulate and include a thesis statement, summarizing the outcomeof your
analysis in 1–2 sentences.
o Set the scene: background information, relevant facts, and themost important
o Demonstrate that you have researched the problems in this casestudy.
3. Evaluation of the Case
o Outline the various pieces of the case study that you arefocusing on.
o Evaluate these pieces by discussing what is working and what isnot working.
o State why these parts of the case study are or are not workingwell.
4. Proposed Solution/Changes
o Provide specific and realistic solution(s) or changesneeded.
o Explain why this solution was chosen.
o Support this solution with solid evidence, such as:
Concepts from class (text readings, discussions, lectures)
Personal experience (anecdotes)
o Determine and discuss specific strategies for accomplishing theproposed
o If applicable, recommend further action to resolve some of theissues.
o What should be done and who should do it?
FOR SAMPLE CASE STUDY:https://content.bridgepointeducation.com/curriculum/file/078d7964-9052-4248-8a8b-e85592ff572e/1/Sample%20Case%20Study%20Analysis.pdf