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NURS90155: Nursing of Acute Health Conditions – End of Semester 1 Take Home Examination 2023: Exam 1
Due Date: Monday 8th May 2023, 1000 hours
Weight: 20%
Word Count: 2000 words
Submission: Online via Canvas, through the link in this subject.
Assessment Outline: This take-home exam consists of one case study, containing questions that you are
required to answer.
Introductions and conclusions are NOT required; go directly into answering each question.
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Provide citations in your responses wherever you have used ideas or information from other sources (texts, journal articles, websites). Reference your work carefully and include a reference List at the end.
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Keith Griffiths| D.O.B. 12/09/1948| Male (he/him) |NKA| Full Resuscitation
Keith was admitted to the hospital yesterday after visiting his general practitioner (GP) 2 days ago with increasing shortness of breath, reduced appetite and feeling hot. His GP diagnosed him with community acquired pneumonia and commenced him on oral antibiotics, but in the 2 days since, Keith has continued to deteriorate.
Observations at 0530 hrs
Alert & Orientated; Temp 38.4 OC, HR 104 irregular, RR 24; BP 120/60 Sp02 91% on Room Air; BGL 10.6 mmol/L
Keith had an IVC inserted into his L) hand (22g) yesterday, which is clean and patent with no signs of infection
Worked as a carpenter/builder before retiring at 60 years after being diagnosed with asbestosis and moving to Melbourne to live with his daughter and her family. His daughter reports that he sleeps poorly, has few social contacts in Melbourne, and rarely leaves the house.
Smoker since aged 17 years. 30 cigarettes per day recently reducing to 5 per day.
Phx: Diagnosed with asbestosis and emphysema at 58-yrs old, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts x2 at 55 yrs Hypertension; Type 2 Diabetes; asbestosis, emphysema, coronary artery disease
Current Medications: Aspirin; perindopril; metoprolol; atorvastatin; metformin; amoxicillin
Admitted to Medical unit
Investigations: ECG – 12 Lead; Bloods: FBC; U&E’s; Blood cultures; Chest X-Ray; Urinalysis Sputum specimen
Fluid Balance Chart (FBC)
R Current nursing problems:
Risk of Delirium
Altered breathing pattern Risk of infection
Question 1
Excluding the three problems identified in the handover, identify one (1) actual and one (1) potential problem. For each problem, provide a rationale using data from the case study and relevant literature or practice guidelines.
(3 marks)
Question 2
For each of the three problems identified in the handover:
i. Identify one independent nursing intervention and one collaborative intervention
ii. For each intervention, provide a rationale using relevant literature or practice guidelines
iii. For each, write a SMART goal and describe how you would evaluate the outcomes Present your responses in tables as shown below:
Problem 1: Risk of Delirium
Nursing intervention: Rationale(s):
Collaborative Intervention: Rationale(s):
SMART goal:
Problem 2: Altered breathing pattern
Nursing intervention: Rationale(s):
Collaborative Intervention: Rationale(s):
SMART goal:
Problem 3: Risk of infection
Nursing intervention: Rationale(s):
Collaborative Intervention: Rationale(s):
SMART goal:
(8 marks)
Question 3
It is now 0800 and Keith is due to be administered the following medications:
• Metoprolol 25 mg
• Metformin 750 mg
• Amoxicillin 1 gram
For each medication:
i. explain why Keith requires the medication, with reference to his medical diagnoses and assessment data ii. describe the assessment(s) you would undertake prior to administering the medication (excluding checking the patients’ name, number, and date of birth against the prescription)
(3 marks)
Question 4
Keith’s medical team decides to commence him on a short-acting beta agonist (salbutamol) and long-acting betaagonist/inhaled corticosteroid (salmeterol/fluticasone), both via metered dose inhaler (MDI).
Describe two (2) important points about taking these medications via MDI that you will need to provide Keith with education about prior to discharge. Support your response with relevant literature or practice guidelines.
(2 marks)
Question 5 (400 words)
One of the aims of the Comprehensive Care Standard is to “…ensure that risks of harm for patients during health care are prevented and managed” (p 44, ACSQHC, 2021), including actions for preventing harm related to delirium.
In a short essay response, discuss why screening for delirium and implementing preventative care is important for preventing harm associated with healthcare. Support your response with reference to the standards, other relevant literature, and the case study,
Present your ideas in your own words, in paragraph form with linked sentences to establish the flow of. There should be no single sentence paragraphs. Use double spacing between paragraphs. Reference your work carefully and include a Reference List at the end.
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. (2021). National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards. 2nd ed. – version 2. Sydney: ACSQHC
Rubric (Question 5)
Criterion 2 marks 1 mark 0 mark
Applies standards, relevant literature and policy to Keith’s case in discussion of importance of delirium screening and prevention.
Supports responses with appropriate references
Presentation (spelling, language, grammar, referencing)
(4 marks)