Apply appropriate assessment, problem solving, planning, prioritizing of interventions to care for the selected client scenario chosen.
Written Assignment – Nursing the Surgical
|Assessment name||Nursing the Surgical Patient|
|Assignment Objectives||1.Demonstrate the use of research evidence for nursing practice applied to the care of a surgical patient.2.Augment skills in clinical decision making and reasoning through synthesizing and analyzing information required to care for a surgical patient.
3.Apply appropriate assessment, problem solving, planning, prioritizing of interventions to care for the selected client scenario chosen.
4.Demonstrate the nurse’s role in monitoring and implementing prioritized nursing interventions in response identified patient needs.
5.Demonstrate the ability to communicate specific patient care issues succinctly according to scholarly writing and referencing conventions.
|Length||2000 words +/-10% (including headings) (word length includes in-text referencing and excludes your reference list)|
|Marks out of:Weighting:||A total of 80 marks = 40 %|
|Task description||This assignment requires you to consider the case scenario of Frank Wright. Frank Wright has undergone a right total knee replacement.Applying your knowledge and understanding of the post-operative patient, you will write an academic essay applying the principles of surgery, consideration of patient co-morbidities and implementing nursing actions that identify, assess and prevent potential clinical issues.
Must be written in the format of an academic assignment and in third person.
You may use headings to differentiate the three parts.
The assignment has three parts –
Part A: Using the clinical reasoning cycle, devise a post-surgical plan of care for a patient who has undergone a total knee replacement
Parts B: Discuss the impact of co-morbidities and a general anaesthetic on post-operative recovery
Part C: Discuss discharge planning for the patient following a total knee replacement
1. Provide an INTRODUCTION (approximately 150 words)
An introduction should provide clear scope about the direction of your assignment.
Part A Utilising the case scenario and considering the pre and post- operative clinical data and academic literature devise a plan of care (approximately 600 words)
I. Identify relevant assessment (e.g. vital signs, renal, respiratory, etc.)
I. Based on your assessment, propose three (3) potential patient clinical issues.
II. Based on your assessment and three (3) potential clinical issues, develop prioritized interventions (including monitoring). These interventions should include nurse initiated and collaborative interventions.
Part B: Analyzing the case to identify potential clinical issues in relation to co-morbidities (400-500 words)
1.Discuss smoking, and the co-morbidity of hypertension, high cholesterol and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in the context of having a general anaesthetic within the 24 hour postoperative period.
2.In your discussion, include the possible clinical issues related to the smoking and OSA that could arise in this 24 hour period and how Fred might deteriorate (You will need to reason explain the relevant pathophysiology).
3.Detail the nursing interventions the nurse would initiate to decrease risk of clinical deterioration and include your rationale for the nursing interventions. Justify your rationale with reference to the literature.
Part C: Discharge Plan (300 words)
1.Identify and briefly discuss discharge planning for Frank. Identify from the case the discharge planning that would need to be put in place for Frank. Keep this section brief.
Provide an conclusion (approximately 150 words)
Your conclusion succinctly summarizes the main points of your assignment but this section is not an opportunity to introduce new information.
|Case Study||Pre-operativeFrank Wright is a 76 year old man, retired architect, married with two grown children and has been admitted for a right total knee replacement. Frank’s wife suffers from dementia and Frank is her main carer. Consider the pre-operative data in your discussion.
Utilizing clinical reasoning cycle and referring to the post-operative data you will devise appropriate nursing plan for Frank. Your answer will be divided into three parts with an introduction and conclusion. Ensure you refer to pre and post-operative data to support your answer.
Frank has undergone a right total knee replacement and returned to the ward at 2100 hours. You are the nurse looking after him on the night shift.
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