Assessment Type Written Assignment
Description This assessment requires you to answer five questions, all related to the scenario below (in italic font) utilising parts of the clinical reasoning cycle. A template is provided in the Blackboard course, through the Assessment link and the Assessment 1 folder.
Choose either Mrs Kwong or Mrs Biggs, who you have met in NURS1103.
Your chosen patient was admitted to the medical ward in the hospital last night. You have been given the following information (handover):
Admitted overnight with an infected wound on lower leg. Respiratory Rate (RR) 16, Blood
Pressure (BP) 95/60, Heart Rate (HR) 115, Temperature (T) 38.4, ward urinalysis (U/A): specific gravity (SG) 1.025, pH 6, mild+ ketones.
You have been asked to interview your patient to learn about their health history, living situation, mobility, diet and nutrition.
Patient situation: identify the patient, then describe the context and facts that are1.
|relevant to the current patient situation (50 words)|
|2.||Collect cues/information: Within the context of the above scenario, create five (5) open|
|ended questions that you would ask to support person centred assessment. For each question, explain how it is person centred and why you think it is important to ask the|
|question. Use references to support your explanation. (1000 words)|
|3.||Provide a summary, using references (APA referencing) from the literature, explaining|
|how your questions will promote patient safety. (350 words)|
|4.||Process information: Using the data you already know about your patient and the|
|information in the above scenario, with reference to your textbook, interpret the data|
|by identifying normal and abnormal data. (100 words)|
|5.||Reflection on new learning: reflect on what you have learned from this assessment and explain how you have demonstrated one RN standard for Practice (or |
Length 1700 words (+ or – 10% word count
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