Unit Code :- SNUG102
Unit Title :- Nursing As A Profession
Type of Collaboration :- Individual Assessment
Length :- 1000 words
SNUG102 Nursing As A Profession Assessment – Wollongong University Australia.
Case Study :-
When Leah Fenster macher was admitted to hospital for a surgical procedure three 3 years ago she was given metoclopra mide a medication used to treat nausea and vomiting. Leah had a known and documented allergy to this medication. Leah had an anaphylactic reaction to the drug and ended up ventilated in the Intensive Care Unit ICU while she recovered. The nurse who dispensed and administered the drug was attending to several other patient’s medications at one time and mixed up the drugs. The nurse gave Leah the medications meant for the patient in the bed next to her. Leah was unable to work for several months recovering from the reaction and ICU admission.
Is it likely that the nurse would be found guilty of negligence if Leah decided to take legal action?
In this assessment you are required to outline each of the elements required for a successful negligence claim and if these were met or not.
Use the following headings and suggested word counts.
2.Duty of care owed
• Outline what is a duty of care and whether the nurse owed it
3.Duty of care breached
• Outline if a duty of care was owed and if it was breached
• Were the actions below the expected standard of a registered nurse?
4.Harm & Causation
• What must be proved and by whom?
All information presented is to be supported by academic resources.
Style and format :- Essay
Subject Learning Outcomes :- 2,4,5,6
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