Cinical Procedure Case StudiesNRP/571 Version 1
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Cinical Procedure Case Studies
1. A 35-year-old Hispanic female presents to the office. She complains of severe pain in her left
1st metatarsal (big toe) on the medial corner of her nail bed. She reports that the pain has
gradually worsened over the last week and she can now barely walk. She has tried soaking
her foot in Epsom salts and putting antibiotic cream on her toe, none of which have helped.
On physical exam her toe is swollen and erythematous with tenderness. She also has
purulent drainage present.
SHx: married with two children
What is your diagnosis?
What stage of ingrown toenail does she have?
What is the treatment plan?
What postprocedure instruction should she receive?
2. A 47-year-old male presents to the clinic. He has a 3-inch laceration on his right forearm and
reports that he was replacing a bedroom window when the window broke, cutting his right
arm. He reports that “it bled quite a bit.” He wrapped it in a shirt and came directly to the
clinic. He does not know when he had his last Td shot, but he thinks it was at least 12 years
On physical examination you observe a 3-inch laceration extending through the dermis layer
of skin not affecting tendons or ligaments and determine if sutures are warranted.
SHx: married with no children
VS: T 98 BP 134/60 HR 78 R 18 02 sat 98%
What sequence of steps would you take to treat this patient?
What would be your postprocedure instructions to the patient?
Should he receive a Td immunization today?
Cinical Procedure Case Studies
NRP/571 Version 1
3. A 45-year-old male was in his garage grinding a piece of metal when he experienced sudden
pain in his right eye. He went inside and flushed his eye with water, but he still felt like there
was something in the eye.
On physical examination, his visual acuity in both eyes is 20/20. There is no obvious foreign
body seen in the eye; however, the conjunctiva is injected. You consider that he may have a
SHx: divorced with no children
VS: T 98 BP 136/60 HR 70 R 12 02 sat 97%
Describe the process involved with assessing a patient for a corneal abrasion.
What would your treatment be if this patient was positive for a corneal abrasion?
How would your treatment differ if there was a change in visual acuity?
Would this patient require a tetanus shot?
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