401010 Health Variations Nursing Assignment

401010 Health Variations Nursing Assignment

401010 Health Variations Nursing Assignment

Learning Outcomes

The Health Variations 1 unit is part of Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing Advanced and Bachelor of Nursing Graduate Entry courses. The unit provides the foundation for developing comprehensive, coherent and connected knowledge in the nursing discipline and introduces and develops interaction skills which will be required by graduates in their work environments.

Learning outcomes for the unit are outlined below.

401010 Health Variations Nursing Assignment

Assessment details.

Assessment 1: In class closed book assessment – 20 MCQ quiz

Important note

If a student is unable to attend their registered tutorial in week 4 due to misadventure, they must apply for ‘Special consideration’. This application must be supported with appropriate evidence.
If the application for ‘Special consideration’ is successful, the student may be eligible to complete a different, academically equivalent task in week 8.

Aim of assessment

The purpose of this MCQ test in class assessment is to enable the students to demonstrate:

  • An understanding of the experience of pain in the perioperative period (Learning outcome 1).
  • An understanding of pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of pain in the perioperative period (Learning outcomes 1, 2, 6 & 8).
  • An understanding of the principles of perioperative nursing care (Learning outcome 1).
  • An understanding of alterations in body fluid homeostasis and the operations management of fluid balance in the perioperative period (Learning outcome 1).
  • An understanding of the pathophysiology of inflammatory bowel diseases – ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease (Learning outcome 5).
  • An understanding of the pathophysiology of bowel cancer (Learning outcome 5)
  • An understanding of the pharmacological concepts related to the treatment of a person who has an inflammatory bowel disease (Learning outcome 6).
  • An understanding of the safe and effective use of pharmacological agents (Learning outcome 7).

Assessment 2: Short Answer Test (SAT) In class closed book assessment based on a case history.

Important note

If a student is unable to attend their registered tutorial in week 7 due to misadventure, they must apply for ‘Special consideration’. This application must be supported with appropriate evidence.
If the application for ‘Special consideration’ is successful, the student may be eligible to complete a different, academically equivalent task in week 15.

Aim of assessment

The purpose of this short answer test in-class assessment is to enable the student to demonstrate:

  • An understanding of the principles of perioperative nursing care in relation to a person who has ulcerative colitis (Learning outcome 1).
  • An understanding of alterations in body fluid homeostasis and the management of fluid balance in the perioperative period (Learning outcome 1).
  • An understanding of the role of the nurse in the perioperative period in relation to a person who has ulcerative colitis (Learning outcome 2).
  • An understanding of the pathophysiology of ulcerative colitis (Learning outcome 5).
  • An understanding of pharmacological agents that may be used in the perioperative care of a person who has ulcerative colitis (Learning outcome 6).
  • An understanding of how safe and effective administration of pharmacological agents support people in perioperative care (Learning outcome 1, 6 & 7).
  • An evaluation of relevant literature to support an understanding of the pathophysiology, pharmacological and nursing management of a person experiencing Crohn’s disease and express this in a clear and succinct writing style (Learning outcome 9).

Questions

  • Question 1: Prioritise the nursing responsibilities and associated rationales related to the administration of morphine to Eleanor.
  • Question 2: Describe the structural and functional changes that occur in the pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis that led to Eleanor’s episodes of diarrhoea with blood and pus. (Learning outcome 5; NMBA Registered nurse standards for practice 1.1, 2.7, 3.3)
  • Question 3: Explain the characteristics of the intravenous fluid that was ordered for Eleanor, and the rationale, related to Eleanor’s specific fluid balance status, for the administration of this intravenous fluid to Eleanor.