Prioritisation of complex patient health issues
Objective(s): Learning objective: A, B, C, D, F, G and H
Graduate Attribute: 2.0, 4.0 and 5.0
NMBA Competency: 1, 2, 3, 6
Due: Friday 21st August 2015 before 1159pm via the designated assignment portal in UTSOnline for this subject.
Length: 1500 word limit +/- 10%, excluding references
Task: This assessment item has 3 parts:
1. Choose one of the case studies from the lab sessions in Integrated Nursing Practice 92312. State the case study that you have chosen including whether the assignment addresses part one (morning shift) or part two (evening shift) of the case study.
Identify and briefly describe five or more patient health issues from the case study that nurses will address within their scope of practice. You may include ‘risk for’ or ‘potential for’ health issues.
Select the three highest priority patient health issues from the ones that have been described. Provide a brief rationale explaining why these patient health issues should be given priority over the other patient health issues that have been described.
2. Rank the three patient health issues that were selected in part 1 in order of priority. Provide a rationale for the order of the rankings. The rationale must be supported with current literature.
3. Outline the nurse’s role in addressing the top three priority patient health issues using assessment, coordination of care and provision of care. Relate the discussion to regulatory frameworks of nursing and health department policies e.g. NMBA competency standards, NSW health policy, National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) standards etc.
Students need to demonstrate their ability to identify and prioritise patient health issues that nurses can address within their scope of practice, and rationalise the order of priority. This will enable students to articulate decisions they will need to make in clinical practice. In addition, students will be able to demonstrate their ability to write clearly and succinctly to reflect their understanding.
Accurate referencing using the ‘Harvard (UTS)’ style is expected – poor referencing will result in loss of marks.
Marks may be deducted if the assessment is not within the word limit.