this written assignment is designed to facilitate exploration of physical assessment using a clinical patient scenario. this assignment will incorporate focused assessment, normal and abnormal parameters and health history.
urgency: 10 days
AIM 37 out of 40 grade.
STEP 1: case study
Len Thompson 49 yrs.
Mr. Len Thompson is a 49 year old man who has had Crohns disease for 12 years. He presents following two days of abdominal pain with frequent bouts of watery diarrhoea.
The previous nurse hands over to you: HR 120, BP 100/45, Temperature 36.9, severe abdominal pain with the last episode of diarrhoea being around 2 hours ago. The nurse also states that he is pale with dry mucous membranes, and that he is requesting a drink of water. Lens 12 year daughter is with him.
You are to complete the admission assessment for Mr. Thompson.
Utilising elements of Levett-Jones (2013) Clinical Reasoning Cycle below, write a 1500 word essay, incorporating the following the information.
I. Consider the persons situation
Identify and discuss the key elements of the demographic data recorded in your chosen scenario
II. Collect cues and information:
Review current and handover information.
Describe what aIDitional information you may need
III. Process information:
Interpret what you currently know about presenting problem what are the expected assessment parameters for this persons situation?
IV. Identify problems/issues
Describe what focused health assessment/s you think you would need to use and why
Describe how your chosen persons findings differ from normal expectations
V. Detail the assessment
Detail how you are going to undertake the health assessment ensuring you describe the technique and person considerations.
Academic Skills Unit. (2013). ACU study guide: Skills for success (3rd ed.). Fitzroy: Australian Catholic University.
Levett-Jones, T. & Hoffman, K. (2013). Clinical reasoning: What it is and why it matters. In: T. Levett-Jones (Ed.). Clinical Reasoning: Learning to think like a nurse. Frenchs Forest: Pearson.
other information: ( to help you with writing correct essay)!!!!!!!
You may use the elements provided during your draft to organise your thoughts and writing.
submit an essay without sub-headings, and ensure paragraphs are linked and ideas flow in a logical sequence.
?You need to use at minimum 8-10 references. You should aim for quality sources peer reviewed articles and textbooks. All ideas that are not your own need to be referenced.
Consumer or hospital websites are NOT authoritative resources, and should not be used.
In-text citations are included in your word count, but not the reference list.
There is a 10% allowance under or over 1500 words. After this amount, the marker will not mark content beyond 1650 words.