NUR250 Medical-Surgical Nursing 1 Assignment-Charles Darwin University Australia.

Topic: Nursing care of a patient with a medical condition
Length: 2000 words ± 10%. Markers will stop reading at the maximum allowable word count. This word count includes the text in the template provided to you.
Learning objectives:This assessment addresses the unit learning outcomes;1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
NUR250 Medical-Surgical Nursing 1 Assignment-Charles Darwin University Australia.

NUR250 Medical-Surgical Nursing 1 Assignment-Charles Darwin University Australia.

Assessment purpose:
Assessment 2 is the only written academic assignment in NUR250 for
students to demonstrate they:

  • Are developing the ability to locate, interpret, integrate, synthesize and apply nursing knowledge from NUR250 to a relevant nursing practice scenario in medical surgical settings
  • Are developing appropriate critical thinking, clinical reasoning and sound clinical decision making processes and strategies essential for safe, evidence-based and competent nursing practice in medical surgical settings
  • Are able to focus their attention to the needs of the individual patient as the key concern of nursing practice in medical surgical settings
  • Are able to explain and justify or defend their nursing care decisions
  • Have a developing understanding of the role and scope of practice of the registered nurse in the Australian health care context
  • Are progressing towards the level of professional written communication required for nursing practice in Australia
  • Are demonstrating ethical and professional practice by adhering to the University’s academic integrity standards and plagiarism policy

Timely completion of study materials including weeks 1-6 with participation or review of online collaborate sessions, pre-recorded lectures or internal classes.

Presentation Guidelines

  • On the Assessment 1 template located in the Assessment 1 folder on NUR250 Learnline
  • As a computer generated document in Word format.
  • 1.5 spaced using Arial or Calibri font in size 11 or 12
  • In clear, coherent Australian English that demonstrates progression towards the standard for written communication for professional nursing practice in Australia.
  • Written in third person narrative.
  • Using appropriate professional terminology
  • Contents page, title page, introduction and conclusion are NOT required
  • Unless otherwise indicated, no acronyms, abbreviations and/or nursing jargon
  • Unless otherwise indicated, grammatically correct sentences and topic paragraphs are required. Dot points only accepted in the nursing care plan.
  • No more than 10% over or under the stated word count. Marking will cease at the 10% over mark.

Note: Headings, any task information copied in and in-text citations are
included in the word count. 100 words have been excluded from the word count to account for the headings within the nursing care plan template

Use of trade names is not acceptable. Only generic terms or names are to be used when referring to specific medications or other prescribed treatments or resources that may be used in nursing practice

Assessment 2 Tasks:
Choose from one of the patients handed over to you. 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.

Task 1: Consider the patient
Based on the case scenario and in academically sound sentences/paragraphs:

  • Define the patient’s presenting disease (STEMI or exacerbation of COPD)
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of the disease.
  • How does the condition link with the patient’s past medical history?

Task 2: Care plan
Based solely on the handover you have received and using the template provided, complete a nursing care plan for your chosen patient. Your plan must address the physical, functional and psychosocial aspects of care.

NUR250 Medical-Surgical Nursing 1 Assignment-Charles Darwin University Australia.

NUR250 Medical-Surgical Nursing 1 Assignment-Charles Darwin University Australia.

Three (3) nursing problems have been provided for you. For each nursing problem on your care plan you need to complete the following sections:

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

Notes for Task 2 only
1.Dot points and single line spacing may be used in the care plan template.
2.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
3.All rationale must be appropriately referenced

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 the patient’s preparation for discharge to aid healing and prevent further illness.

NUR250 Medical-Surgical Nursing 1 Assignment-Charles Darwin University Australia.

NUR250 Medical-Surgical Nursing 1 Assignment-Charles Darwin University Australia.

For each education point identified provide:

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

Task 4: Medication
Choose two (2) medications that your patient has been prescribed (one (1) from their new medications list and one (1) from their old medications list) and discuss the following:
1.How does the medication work?
2.Why has your patient been prescribed this medication?
3.Are there any red flags/drug interactions that could affect the patient?
4.Use the clinical guidelines provided to support your claim.

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