“Fever of unknown origin” is a diagnosis known well to acute care providers. “Rash of unknown origin” is not an official diagnosis, but it is one that you will often encounter.
Imagine that during a shift a nurse calls you to the bedside to look at a “new rash” that a patient has developed over the past 4 hours.
Conduct research and locate a picture of a rash. Design a brief case study to describe the rash. Provide basic information that your classmates will need to problem-solve, diagnose, and treat the rash. Post the case study and associated picture for your classmates.
Select one of the case studies created by your classmates and explain how you will diagnose and treat the rash. Include discussion of additional referrals or consultations that might be necessary. Support your answer with two or three peer-reviewed resources.