This assessment task requires you to build on the evidence you summarised and evaluated in Assessment task 2a in order to respond to the clinical question in the form of an essay. The clinical question you chose for task 2a must be used for assessment task 2b. You will need to use at least SIX (6) peer-reviewed primary research articles in total. THREE (3) of these articles will be the three you used in the annotated bibliography, and you need to source at least THREE MORE articles yourself.
Clinical scenarios choices - Use the same choice as task 2a
Choose the same topic you used to complete Assessment tasks 2a.
Clinical scenario choice 1: Pressure injury prevention
Dario is a student nurse working in an aged care facility and is looking after Mr George Florentine an 82-year-old man who suffered a stroke four months ago. He is not able to mobilise without assistance. It was handed over that Mr Florentine needs re-positioning every 2 hours. However, Dario's buddy nurse says that is not necessary as he has a pressure relieving mattress.
Clinical scenario choice 2: Ulcerative wound healing
Amelia is a student nurse working in a residential facility caring for Iris Johnson a 92-year-old female with an ulcerative wound to her left lateral malleolus. The ulcer is 2cm in diameter and sloughy in appearance with minimal hemoserous exudate. Iris has been prescribed vitamin D and folic acid supplements to help with the healing process, however Amelia's buddy nurse says that this is silly because nutrition has nothing to do with wound healing.
The word limit is 1500 words (+/-10%). The reference list is not included in the word count. In-text citations are included in the word count.
The 'applying evidence to practice' essay is to be written using an essay structure with an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. The essay format provides you the opportunity to concisely present the findings from the research articles that directly respond to the clinical question/s, compare and contrast the findings, and then apply what is known to your own clinical nursing practice.