Here are the instructions Requirements of both papers – must be typed and in APA
Here are the instructions
Requirements of both papers – must be typed and in APA format. References used such as: lab manuals, drug books and evidenced based practice primary sources, must be cited using APA format and included in an APA formatted reference list. The paper length is no more than 10 pages excluding title page and references. Formative or summative papers longer than 10 pages will not be read and will receive a 0. For the summative paper, this would result in failure of the course. The papers will be submitted electronically through “Assignments” on the LMS website by 11:59 PM on the due date found on the course calendar.
Elements of the Both Papers – The focus of both papers is management of care.
Clinical Case Study Assignment #1 is a Formative Assignment
Instructions: You will gather data on two (2) patients you care for on the clinical unit to write this paper. The elements of the paper are:
1) The paper should start with a brief description of the reason for each patient’s admission to the hospital as well as the planned medical management. This accounting of the patients’ conditions should provide sufficient day of care assessment data for determining priority of care decisions. This section should include:
a. Brief discussion of the pathophysiology of the illness or injury that demonstrates understanding of the medical management of the illness or injury
b. Relevance of labs and diagnostic test results, medications, and treatments ordered for both patients to clearly demonstrate your understanding of the test results and why the medications and treatments were ordered – related to the identified disease process.
c. Your assessment data gathered on the day of care
2) Describe the priority of care decisions you made with rationale for which patient you saw first and what you did first for that patient and why. Generally accepted prioritization rationales include: Actual before Potential, Unstable before Stable, Unexpected before Expected, and Physiological before Psychosocial. If both patients have Physiological needs, then apply ABCs prioritization (Airway, Breathing, Circulation) to determine priority.
3) For the priority patient only:
a. Discuss the priority nursing diagnosis (priority problem)
b. Identify a priority patient goal and nursing activities to achieve the goal that directly relate to the identified priority nursing diagnosis and are supported with evidenced based practice rationales (you should use resources to support this section and cite the sources used)
c. Describe to whom and what care was delegated.
d. Describe collaborative interactions with other members of the healthcare team -with whom, what, and why.
4) For either patient, but only for one of them:
a. Identify a potential (or actual if there was one) legal/ethical issue and how you resolved it if actual or how you would prevent it if potential. HIPPA and advanced directives may not be used.
b. Describe a patient safety need (other than fall precautions) or other issue based on one of the cases that you could use to develop a staff education presentation. Include a brief discussion of what you would teach the staff about preventing the issue that is supported by evidence-based practice. Fall precautions may not be used.
And I can attach my two patients provided for the paper