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RCT Case Research Project : Pathology

Research the Pathology

  • RESEARCH THE PATHOLOGY! Check out books and articles on the pathology. Make sure your journal articles have been written in the last four years and your books within the last ten years (5 years is preferable).
    • While you may need to refer to your textbooks, Taber’s dictionary or medical encyclopedias during your research, THEY CANNOT BE USED AS RESOURCES FOR YOUR BIBLIOGRAPHY!
  • You must meet with your assigned mentor to approve your bibliography early in the writing process!

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Patient Charts

  • Allow yourselves plenty of time to work with the charts. If you need to, you may ask permission to stay after your scheduled shift is over to ensure you have every piece of information you will need for your case!  When researching your patient’s chart, take notes on everything and KEEP THEM ORGANIZED BY CATEGORY (ex: lab results, x-rays) AND DATE. Before your case week, it is very helpful to get a notebook with sections for:
    • Admission notes;
    • Patient History;
    • Physician’s Progress Notes and Action Plan;
    • Vital Signs
    • Lab Tests and Results;
    • Radiology;
    • Special Procedures;
    • Respiratory Care;
    • Hemodynamic Values;
    • Patient Assessment. Be sure to note the dates and times of all reports and notes! Example:  

Section: Radiology


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  • Identify the diagnostic procedures (specific to your assigned pathology) used to evaluate your patient and explain their test results and their significance to the patient status. Be ready to defend your evaluations! Identify the action plan or changes made to patient care due to the test results.
  • Leave No Stone Unturned!!  It’s always a hassle to be working on your paper, realize you need more information and have to schedule another visit to the hospital.