Case Study: Ben

Patient ID 001

Ben’s videos provide a case with rich learning opportunities, due to the acute care environment, complexity of his condition, number of video available, and variety of therapists providing his care.  There are many learning activities that can be used to achieve diverse learning objectives using Ben’s case.

The examples provided are merely examples and should not be considered an answer key or the only correct way of completing the activities.  For example, learners may write different goals, choose different evidence to support their decisions, choose different models of practice or frames of reference to guide their decisions, and may describe the types of clinical reasoning in different situations.  This also allows learners to explain their decisions and further develop their inductive reasoning skills.  Faculty may then provide feedback that is relevant for specific learning objectives and consistent with principles of case-based learning.

ICE Case Study Downloads (Available to Subscribers Only)

Medical History

Ben’s Medical History can be useful in framing the case and developing an occupational profile.

 (for student use, PDF format)
 (for faculty use, PDF format)

Occupational Therapy Initial Evaluation

Watch the following video titles in the ICE Video Library, and then complete the Initial Evaluation Form.

  • Medical Management: Sternal Precautions (0:37)

  • Acute Care Part 1: Bed Mobility Scooting Up in Bed (1:04)

  • Acute Care Part 2: Monitoring Blood Pressure in Supine (1:50)

  • Upper Extremity Assessment: Acute Care (5:54)

  • Mobility: Rolling from Supine to Sidelying in Acute Care (1:53)

 (for student use, PDF format)
 (for faculty use, PDF format)

Learning Activities

These examples demonstrate how the activities may facilitate achievement of learning objectives. Download the blank Learning Activity forms to modify or remove sections to your needs, which can be assigned to students.  Watch the suggested videos and view the completed examples below to understand the possible depth and breadth of student assignment responses.

Watch the following video titles in the ICE Video Library in the stated order:

  • Acute Care Part 3: Monitoring Blood Pressure While Sitting (2:06)

  • Acute Care Part 4: Dizziness while Standing (2:40)

  • Mobility: Ambulation in Acute Care (2:24)

  • Self-Care Part 1: Oral Hygiene at the Sink in Acute Care (2:15)

  • Self-Care Part 2: Washing at the Sink in Acute Care (4:11)

  • Self-Care Part 3: Brushing Hair at the Sink in Acute Care (2:05)

  • Self-Care: Dressing in Acute Care, Part 1 (4:43)

  • Self-Care: Dressing in Acute Care, Part 2 (4:21)

  • Mobility: Transfer from Chair to Bed in Acute Care (1:53)

 (for student use, Word format)
 (for student use, Word format)
 (for student use, Word format)

 (for faculty use, PDF format)
 (for faculty use, PDF format)

 

 

 

Lynne Murphy, EdD, OTR/L
Assistant Professor
East Carolina University
Department of Occupational Therapy
Greenville, NC