Develop a plan of nursing care for the person with an acute illness, identifying areas for collaboration with the family and other health disciplines.

Develop a plan of nursing care for the person with an acute illness, identifying areas for collaboration with the family and other health disciplines.

Develop a plan of nursing care for the person with an acute illness, identifying areas for collaboration with the family and other health disciplines.
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The aim of this assignment is for students to demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical
knowledge to plan effective evidence-based, person-centred care for a client with an acute
medical or surgical condition, as part of the role of the Registered Nurse.
This assignment addresses the following learning outcomes:
1. Develop a plan of nursing care for the person with an acute illness, identifying areas for
collaboration with the family and other health disciplines;
2. Demonstrate reflective, evidence-based nursing practices for clients with acute
medical/surgical conditions in a range of clinical settings, which is consistent with NMBA
nursing standards;
3. Demonstrate the principles of reflective practice;
Task Description:
For this task you need to write a 1500 word essay in which you discuss the assessment of a
post-operative client (Mrs Grace Potter; see below) and develop a comprehensive care plan
to address the nursing care priorities including ONE priority which is EITHER Postoperative
wound infection OR Post-operative deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
Task Instructions:
You MUST include the following information in your essay:
Introduction (approximately 100 words)
Introduction should contextualise and identify the aim of the assignment.
Body (approximately 1300 words)
1. Discuss the risk factors and pathophysiology of the chosen health concern for Mrs
Potter. (100 words)

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