[Solution]Assessment and care Pathways across the Lifespan

Intro –  Which patient journey? State fictitious therefore OK for NMC Confidentiality Essay will examine 3 area –pathophysiology of condition and risk factors (20% words…

Intro –

 Which patient journey?

State fictitious therefore OK for NMC Confidentiality

Essay will examine 3 area –pathophysiology of condition and risk factors (20% words )/assessment in acute episode of care? e.g first 24hrs(45% words ) /role of nurse in health promotion ONE specified issue supported with appropriate evidence ( 20 % words ) .

Holistic –view of patient brief (5% words ) –is this acute emergency or planned, how does it make individual feel? (Anxious fear), possible impact on their future and family?

Pathophysiology 20% Essay –Must show you understand why they are requiring care now, why pathology occurred and apply to patient journey risk factors. What is the primary disorder, how severe is their condition. Use professional ref and diagrams ( not NHS direct or Bupa).

Assessment 45% ESSAY –First briefly identify theory being used for acute assessment, A-E approach Resus council, why? RCP (NEWS) criteria for concern why? 

AirwayBreathingCirculationDisabilityExposureHow assessed? Apply risk to this patient.              How assessed? Apply directly to possible risks in this patient, what are you looking out for? Compare normal value with your data and comment what is it showing? Add any if appropriate extra tests and rationale what used for. If on Oxygen therapy –NEWS 2 already !How assessed? Manual best why? Apply directly to possible risks in this patient, what are you looking out for? Compare normal value with your data and comment what is it showing? Add any if appropriate extra tests and rationale what used for. It’s not just P and B/P-capillary refill? , fluid balance? May be specific tests based on patient risks e.g. post op?How assessed? Remember Diabetes blood glucose fits here, may be unknown diabetic? Apply directly to possible risks in this patient, what are you looking out for? Compare normal value with your data and comment what is it showing? Add any if appropriate extra tests and rationale what used forTemperature , History etc Compare normal value with your data and comment what is it showing? Apply directly to possible risks in this patient, what are you looking out for? Any implications here for health promotion based on appraisal of lifestyle factors. Do a total NEWS and evaluate it here.                               

Assessment required as appropriate for this patient and the risks that may be relevant for them NO TREATMENT.

Health Promotion -20%Essay

Use ONE suitable issue form patient journey lifestyle assessment, not one you will use in therapeutic interventions for 204AD.Ensure you do consider nurses role so assessment of the issue, education support provided to enable lifestyle adjustments and resources references which supports this role. So choose something that you feel nurses can be effective in supporting.

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