Patient health priorities
Assessment item 1 – Prioritisation of complex patient health issues Objective(s): Learning objective: A, B, C, D and E Graduate Attribute: 2.0, 4.0 and 5.0 Weight: 50% 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 92445. State the case study that you have chosen including whether the assignment addresses (morning shift) or (evening shift) of the case study. Identify a total of five patient health issues from the case study that nurses can 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 five health issues that have been identified. 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. RN Standards for Practice, 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.