1: Demonstrates the use of evidence based principles in describing the assessment, of the person with complex needs using a systems framework
2: Discuss the correct prioritisation of care for the person and the role of the RN providing care which is supported with evidence.
3: Explains the pathophysiology of the person with complex needs accounting for abnormal assessment findings.
4: Applies the medication safety standard (NSQHS Standard 4) to the role of the RN providing care to the person with complex needs.
5: Applies principles of social justice and NSQHS Standard 2 to the role of the RN providing care to the person with complex needs.
6: Communicate effectively in the clinical, professional and academic context, using correct terminology, references appropriately and with correct citation using APA 7 style. Written presentation and expression, adheres to academic conventions.
Step 1: Conduct a comprehensive secondary assessment (800 words) of this patient, using the body systems framework. Not all information for the case will be provided. You need to research what assessments might be important for the case scenario and include the expected results (blood test, imaging etc.). You need to present the findings, investigation results and your assessment of this data under the appropriate headings. You may add relevant data as needed. Some references will be necessary to complete the patient assessment.
Step 2: Explain the pathophysiology of the patient evidenced by the assessment findings. (200 words)
Step 3: Provide a brief summary of the clinical prioritisation of care (600 words).
Identify two critical priorities for this patient within the first 2 hours in the Emergency Department in a logical and justified manner (provide evidence to support this treatment).
Identify the RN responsibilities for care in relation to the chosen priorities and how these will support the management of this case. This would include the role of the RN here, evaluations by the RN and all actions to manage this patient for each priority.
This would include any further reassessment, documentation and nursing actions or interventions. It will also include the medical treatment for the patient. For example, it may include the administration of medications and the RN role in giving these. These need to be explained with appropriate references and latest, evidence- based practice. Use references to support this section. (There is no suggested number of references, but they need to support the information and be appropriately used and relevant).
Set these out logically and discuss everything that is required in relation to each priority.
Step 4: Explain how the nursing actions adhere to the Medication Safety Standard (NSQHS Standard 4) subsection 4.02 and 4.03. (200 words)
How do the nursing actions monitor the effectiveness and performance of medication administration?
How do the nursing actions actively meet the patient’s information needs regarding medications and achieve shared decision making?
Step 5: Explain how the nursing actions comply with the Partnering with Consumers Standard (NSQHS Standard 2) and uphold the principles of social justice. (200 words)
How do the nursing actions support patient equity?
How do the nursing actions support patient self-determination and adhere to HSQHS substandard 2.06?
How do the nursing actions support patient rights and adhere to NSQHS substandard 2.03 and 2.04?
How do the nursing actions support access to care?