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Using the template provided in the Assessment 1 folder and, based on the handover you received at the beginning of your shift today, other information included below and current reliable evidence for practice, address the following tasks.

Do not make up or assume information in relation to or about your chosen patient. Only use what you know from the information you received today.

Task 1: Assessment

Based on your chosen case scenario and in grammatically correct sentences identify:

  • Three (3) priority nursing assessments you would conductat the commencement of your shift

AND

For each assessment you have identified explain:

  • Why it is necessary for the patient’s condition and nursing care?
  • What consequences can occur if this assessment is not completed accurately?
  • What chart or document could you use to assist with/record your assessments?

Task 2:

Based solely on the handover you have received and using the template provided, complete a nursing care plan for your patient. Your plan must address the physical, functional and psychosocial aspects of care.

Three (3) nursing problems have been provided for you. For each nursing problem on your care plan you need to identify;

  • What it is related to?
  • Goal of care
  • Interventions
  • Rationales for interventions
  • Evaluation

Notes for Task 2 only

  • Dot points may be used in the care plan template
  • Appropriate professional language must be used – legally recognised abbreviations may

be used in this task (care plan) but a KEY with full terminology must be provided after

the assignment references – key will be excluded from word count tally

  • Rationales must be appropriately referenced (Only rationales need referencing in the

care plan)

Task 3: Patient education

Discharge planning

An important aspect of nursing practice is to effectively and succinctly communicate relevant information related to ongoing disease management or prevention of reinfection or deterioration on discharge.

Patient education and discharge planning starts on admission and you need to provide your patient with education during your shift in preparation for discharge home.

  • Explain two (2) important points/topics you will need to include in your patient’s preparation for discharge to aid healing and prevent further illness.

For each education point identified provide:

  • One (1) strategy to assist your patient to implement the education into their daily routine.

(Approximately 500 words)

Task 4: Medication

  • Calculate the hourly rate of the compound sodium lactate and the sodium chloride infusions. List the formula that you used.
  • Choose two (2) medications that your patient has been prescribed (one (1) from their IV fluid order and one (1) from their medication order) and include the following in your discussion:

Describe the pharmacokinetics of the fluid/medication?
Why has your patient been prescribed this fluid/medication? Discuss any side effects that could affect the patient.

(Approximately 500 words)

Your assignment must include a reference list after the completion of the tasks and a key if you have used abbreviations in task 2.

Marking Rubric S1 2020

Task 1: Assessment

Demonstrates excellent safe practice knowledge for assessment. Explains clearly, succinctly and specifically how to conduct the relevant assessments and explains their relevance to the patient.

3-5 Satisfactory

 Demonstrates satisfactory knowledge of patient assessment. Rationales demonstrate satisfactory ability to conduct the relevant assessments and explain their relevance to the patient.

0-3 Needs Development

Demonstrates a limited knowledge of assessment. Does not demonstrate safe practice, knowledge of the relevant assessments and/or explain their relevance to the patient.

Task 2: Care planning

Develops individualised, comprehensive nursing care plan relevant to the case study using the clinical reasoning cycle. All rationale is referenced. Demonstrates strong critical thinking skills.

3-5 Satisfactory

Develops individualised, comprehensive nursing care plan relevant to the case study using the clinical reasoning cycle. Most rationale is referenced. 0-3
0 -3 Needs Development

 Demonstrates emerging critical thinking skills. Care plan has been completed using the clinical reasoning cycle, but it is not individualised or comprehensive. There is a discourse between the sections of the care plan. No critical thinking skills displayed.

Task 3: Discharge planning

Demonstrates a high-level ability to provide relevant and comprehensive patient education. Provides specific patient education discussing two topics with an implementation strategy.

3-5 Satisfactory

Demonstrates a satisfactory ability to provide relevant and comprehensive patient education; discussing two topics with an implementation strategy. Discussion lacks detail and/or is not person centred

0 -3 Needs Development

Poor interpretation of task or Education is provided but it is not specific to the patient. No implementation strategy is identified.

Task 4: Medication

Provides excellent, relevant and specific discussion about medications. Side effects are discussed. Demonstrates strong critical thinking skills.

IV fluid calculations and formula are correct.

3-5 Satisfactory

Provides a satisfactory discussion about medications. Discussion is not specific. Side effects are discussed. Demonstrates emerging critical thinking skills.
IV fluid calculations are correct and/or some minor errors in formula.

0 -3 Needs Development

Provides a limited discussion about medications. Side effects are not discussed and/or Discussion is not specific to the case study. No critical thinking skills displayed. IV fluid calculations are missing or incorrect.

All ideas supported with in- text citations and there is a complete and accurate reference list.
No errors detected in CDU APA 7th format. Referencing guidelines met.

Some ideas supported with in- text citations and there is a complete reference list. A few errors detected in CDU APA 7th format. Referencing guidelines met with errors.

Many references are missing and there are many errors in CDU APA 7TH format. Referencing guidelines not met.

No errors with grammar, syntax, sentence and paragraph structure. Presentation guidelines met.

A large number of errors with grammar, syntax, sentence and paragraph structure. Presentation guidelines met with errors.

Many errors with grammar, syntax, sentence and paragraph structure. Writing lacks cohesion. Presentation guidelines not met.