Patient Clinical Review Project

  1. This is my first clinical review project. I'd like to be able to keep the class somewhat interested by use of visual aids. The pt I will be presenting has an admit dx of ARF. Hx. ESRD, DM, CVA, HTN, Schizophreia, and pancreatic insufficiency. Are there any suggestions of way(s) to have my classmates see the ds progress using visual means, or even experience what the pt might be feeling/experiencing through the ds processes.

    We are able to use powerpoint, however, I'm not all that great at computer applications. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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  3. by   cardiac.cure03
    I'm not exactly sure what you're trying to show with visual aids... But maybe you could do some charts that show how ESRD is correlated to ARF, and how HTN can lead to a CVA...and how pancreatic insufficiency leads to diabetes. ??

    Good luck to ya!
  4. by   Daytonite
    how about looking for cartoons that you can scan into the computer and put on powerpoint? you should be able to find cartoons that address some of the various signs and symptoms, tests required or treatments for these conditions with the cartoon character's thoughts and attitudes about them.

    i have, several times, posted or posted a link to a older kind of cute poem called "pete the piddling pup" about a dog that goes around a town piddling all over. the other dogs, fascinated by his endless supply of urine, follow him and then challenge him to a "piddling carnival". the punch line of the poem is that pete has diabetes (as in one of the symptoms of diabetes is polyuria). my uncle used to read this poem to an audience of us kids when i was young (we're talking about the 1950s and 60s here) and he was a bit crocked on beer. he would take two glasses of water and pour water back and forth between the glasses while reading this poem and laugh his butt off. at the time i never understood the meaning of it or what diabetes was. however, i realized many years later that the pouring of the water was probably something he picked up in a bar to stimulate some of the patrons to head for the john to pee themselves! what can i say, he was a real corker!