Case Study on patient who was admitted with melaena

  1. Your patient who was admitted with melaena and is currently only taking fluids has returned from the bathroom feeling dizzy and short of breath. What will your actions be?
    Explain your answer in detail including your assessment, hypotheses and rationales for actions. (500 words) Detailed description in logical order of the assessment factors considered in the immediate management of the chosen scenario Comprehensive consideration of the range of likely hypotheses related to the chosen scenario and assessment processes Complete description of optimal interventions and rationales for same associated with the assessment, hypotheses and immediate management of chosen scenario
  2. Prioritization
    After morning handover of your 4 patients you have reviewed the charts and have entered the room to greet your patients. It is 0730 and breakfast is usually delivered at 0740. Before you can introduce yourself, the following demands on your time occur concurrently:
    Patient 1 Mrs Peterson is asking for help to the ensuite to use her bowels. You know Mrs Peterson had a stroke 2 weeks ago and has a moderate left hemiplegia and needs assistance to move. She is classified as a high falls risk.
    Patient 2 Mrs Walters is going to theatre at 0800 and is not yet ready
    Patient 3 Mr Young is nil by mouth and has IV therapy running at 167mls per hour. The infusion pump alarm is sounding and the IV flask appears to be close to empty, Mr Young is also complaining of pain.
    Patient 4 Mr Stavropoulous has been admitted for acute asthma. He is due for ventlin and prednisolone at 0800. His BGL at 0700 was 4.6mmol/l.
    The ANUM is searching for Mrs Walters pre-operative checklist and want to know if you have seen it.
    In what order would you address these requests? Describe your rationale for each decision.(500 words)
    Detailed account of the correct priority order in which each of the nominated tasks would be addressed related to the rationales

Comprehensive rationale for the priority order chosen for each of the nominated tasks drawing on evidence for best practice appropriately cited and referenced

  1. A colleague is handing over her patients to you at 0715 and you are reviewing the medication chart. The patient has a past history of aortic valve replacement 2 years ago and is on warfarin. She also has arthritis and will require an arthroscopy later this week. She is due to start Clexane today to replace the warfarin pre-op. You note that she has been given ibuprofen and aspirin overnight for pain as nurse initiated medication. You think that NSAID’s and Aspirin are contraindicated for patients on warfarin. How will you manage this situation? Your colleague will be going home after handover.
    Describe in detail your response to your chosen scenario drawing upon your knowledge and research of professional regulations and requirements, professional behaviour, conflict resolution techniques, education and provision of feedback. (700 words)

Comprehensive description of the management of the set problem with reference to professional regulations, professional standards, conflict resolution strategies and provision of appropriate feedback or evaluation

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